GW2028 Industrial Router

4G/LTE, 3G, Fibre, DIN Rail Mount Router
Supports dual fibre, LTE, HSPA+, HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, CDMA450, GPRS and GSM radio access technologies

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  • M2M
  • Telemetry
  • Roadside
  • Global wireless markets

Hardware features:

  • DIN rail mounting
  • 3G, LTE
  • Quad Ethernet ports
  • RS232 and RS485 serial ports
  • Dual fibre sockets
  • Digital inputs for event detection
  • Relay contact options

The Virtual Access GW2028 industrial router is a versatile 3G, LTE, fibre, CDMA450 wireless router suitable for a variety of industrial deployments. The compact and rugged structure makes it a suitable product for deployments in M2M applications such as CCTV, telemetry, SCADA, digital signage, and intelligent traffic systems.

The product line supports the following radio access technologies: LTE, HSPA+, HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, CDMA450, GPRS and GSM.

Broadband Connectivity
The GW2028 router provides high speed, secure 3G, LTE, fibre, CDMA450 data network connectivity to remote sites.

Dual SIM
Dual SIM architecture ensures that a backup wireless network can take over should the primary network fail. The router detects a network problem and fails over to a standby SIM/APN, ensuring customer’s SLAs are upheld.

Dual Fibre SFPs
Dual fibre SFPs mean that the unit can be used in point to point or ring configurations.

SMS Commands
The GW2028 router also supports SMS, so if the packet switched side of the network is down you can still send commands to the router to perform diagnostics or even a reload.

Quad Ethernet Ports
The GW2028 router offers 4 x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet interfaces. Ports can be fully segmented using VLAN and 802.1q.

Serial Ports
The RS232 serial and RS485 options facilitate direct connectivity to serial devices and enable remote console access.

Digital Inputs and Output
Two digital inputs are provided that can be used to detect remote contact states for monitoring door open/close or PIR detectors or similar. Custom scripts can be written to determine the action to be taken on the detection of an input state change. Syslog events, SNMP traps or emails can be generated. There is also a relay contact output. This can be controlled by a script on detecting any event within the device, or it can be controlled remotely.

Advanced Security and Routing Features
The GW2028 router offers business grade security and advanced routing features IPSec (3Des and AES), stateful firewall and L2TP as standard.

Centralised Management and Service Monitoring
As with all Virtual Access routers, the GW2028 router benefits from centralised configuration management, monitoring utilities and SLA reporting. Centralised management and monitoring enables service providers to simplify and automate service deployment, management and support tasks in managed network environments. SLA reporting presents a range of statistics from the router including latency, packet loss, 3G and LTE signal strength over extended periods of time.

Software Features


  • Automatic configuration using Activator server
  • Command Line Interface via Telnet or SSH
  • TFTP client download/upload
  • SNMP agent
  • SMS management support

Fault Investigation and Reporting

  • Event logging
  • Syslog support
  • Packet tracing

Routing Features

  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • DHCP server/client
  • DynDNS
  • NAT
  • NAT Traversal
  • NTP Client
  • VLAN support
  • Packet filtering
  • Firewall
  • Port forwarding
  • BGPv4, OSPF
  • RIP (v1 and v2)
  • IPSec/L2TP/GRE
  • SNMP v1/v2/v3
  • TLS 1.2
  • 802.1x authentication
  • IEC 104
  • QoS
  • VRRP


  • IKE version 2
  • x.509 certificates
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography (EEC)
  • SHA2_512 support
  • AES_CBC (256), 3DES and DES
  • PFS
  • SCEP
  • DH_8192

SCADA Protocol Conversion

  • Protocol conversion including the following:
  • IEC 60870-5-104
  • IEC 60870-5-101
  • IEC 61850
  • Modbus RTU
  • Modbus TCP
  • Modbus RTU to TCP automatic conversion
  • DNP3
  • Serial to Ethernet

RTU Functionality

  • Control of I/O from SCADA master
  • Protocol conversion
  • Monitoring of comms. interface status from SCADA master
  • Basic PLC functions

Terminal Server

  • Serial RS232, RS485 to TCP/IP or UDP/IP conversion
  • Connects serial ports to TCP or UDP streams

Hardware Features

LAN Interfaces

  • Dual 10/100 Mbps base-T Ethernet port
  • Auto detects full- or half-duplex operation
  • Auto detects a regular or crossover cable for easy connection to a switch or hub

WAN Interfaces

  • Wireless WAN with 3G or LTE options
  • Dual fibre option

Fibre Ethernet Interface (Optional)

  • 2 SFP fibre sockets for 1 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

Serial Interfaces
Two serial interfaces configured as:

  • 2 x RS232, or
  • 1 x RS232 + 1 x RS485

Digital Inputs

  • 2 x digital inputs for detecting remote contact open/close
  • Scripts define action to be taken on input events.

Digital Output

  • Relay contact output. 30V DC 1A rating NO, NC and Common


  • 2 x SIM card socket with slot cover


  • Supports dual antenna configuration for diversity
  • 3G or LTE rubber antenna supplied as standard
  • Other antenna options available


  • Power indicator
  • Signal strength indicator
  • Ethernet activity
  • Active SIM


  • 9V-59V DC
  • Power consumption: 5W
  • DIN Rail PSUs can be provided as an option

Physical and Environment

  • Unit size: 40W 115D 160H mm
  • Unit weight: 500g

Operating temperature

  • Operating temperatures vary, refer to table below

Approvals and Certificates

  • EN 60950 safety approval
  • EN 55022 and EN 55024 EMC
  • IEC 61850-3
GW2028 Features
ModelEthernetSerial-0Serial-1Fibre SFPDual SIM3GLTECDMA450Digital Inputs/OutputIndustrial DIN Rail
GW20284RS232RS232/RS485Optional 2YesYesYes

• = Optional

RF Band Options
RF BandRegion2G Bands3G BandsLTE BandsLTE CategoryOperating TempOrder Code

Europe China

850/900/1800/1900900/2100-40°C to 70°C-RFA


850/900/1800/1900850/900/1900/2100-40°C to 70°C-RFB


850/900/1800/1900850/900/1900/2100B1/B2/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20-30°C to 70°C-RFC
DWorldwideB3/B7/B20/B31-20°C to 60°C-RFD
EEurope900/1800900/2100B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B38/B403-30°C to 70°C-RFE
FWorldwideCDMA TX 452.500 ~ 457.475 RX 462.000 ~ 467.475-20°C to 60°C-RFF
GWorldwide850/900/1800/1900850/900/2100B1/B3/B5/B7/B20-40°C to 70°C-RFG

North America

850/1900B2/B4/B5/B17-30°C to 70°C-RFH
JWorldwide450-40°C to 70°C-RFJ
LEurope APAC900/1800900/2100-40°C to 70°C-RFL
MNorth America850/1900B2/B4/B5/B17-30°C to 70°C-RFM
NWorldwide850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B12/B13/B20 B25/B26/B29/B30/B41-40°C to 70°C-RFN
PAU/NZ/Latin America/Taiwan850/900/1800/1900850/900/1900/2100B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B28/B404-40°C to 70°C-RFP


850/1900B1/B2/B4/B5/B12/B134-40°C to 70°C-RFQ


850/1900B1/B2/B4/B5/B12/B131-40°C to 70°C-RFQ1
REMEA/Korea/Thailand/Indonesia900/1800850/900/2100B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B36/B40/B414-40°C to 70°C-RFR
R1EMEA/Korea/Thailand900/1800850/900/2100B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B201-40°C to 70°C-RFR1
SEurope900/1800850/900/2100B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B38/B40/B414-40°C to 70°C-RFS
TAsia/Pacific900/1800800/850/900/1700/2100B1/B2/B3/B5/B7/B8/B18/B19/B21/B25/B26/B38/B39/B40/B41/B666-40°C to 70°C-RFT
UEMEA/North America/Latin America/APAC/Japan/Australia800/850/900/2100/1900/1800/1700B1/B2/B3/B5/B7/B8/B18/B19/B21/B25/B26/B38/B39/B40/B41/B666-40°C to 70°C-RFU
XAustralia850/2100B1/B3/B5/B7/B284-40°C to 70°C-RFX
X1Australia850/2100B1/B3/B5/B7/B281-40°C to 70°C-RFX1