GE Energy has released its Multilin D400 Advanced Substation Gateway with Distributed I/O Controller for the consolidation and optimization of substation monitoring, control and communications.

Simplifying the management of non-operational data, GE’s Multilin Advanced Substation Gateway provides an Automated Record Retrieval Manager (ARRM) tool. ARRM enables users to securely retrieve and store records from devices connected to GE’s substation gateway, archive the information locally and automatically distribute to user-selected locations within the enterprise network.

The gateway, combined with the new Multilin Distributed I/O Controller, allows users to maintain and use existing engineering designs, processes and automation infrastructure, eliminating the need for costly building expansions, new control panels, wiring and unnecessary system outages. This offers a cost-effective upgrade alternative to GE’s Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) with I/O modules, which are extensively used in substation automation systems globally.

In addition, the Multilin Advanced Substation Gateway provides enhanced reliability of critical infrastructure in electrical substations through advanced built-in security features in line with NERC-CIP requirements.