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Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers Data Sheet

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The Cisco® 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000 Series) are versatile communications platforms built to meet the communication infrastructure needs of industrial verticals such as utilities, energy, and smart cities. These routers allow utilities to integrate multiple applications, such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Distribution Automation (DA), integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), and remote workforce automation onto a single platform. The CGR 1000 Series supports outdoor wired and wireless sensor networks, enabling applications such as street lighting, smart parking, and other smart city applications.

Product overview

The CGR 1000 Series Routers are ruggedized, modular platforms on which utilities and other industrial customers can build a highly secure, reliable, and scalable communication infrastructure. The products are certified to meet harsh environmental standards. They support a variety of communications interfaces, such as Ethernet, Serial, Cellular, and Radio-Frequency (RF) 902-928 Mhz mesh.

The Cisco CGR 1000 Series run Cisco IOS® Software, the operating system powering millions of Cisco routers worldwide. Grid operators gain the benefits of Cisco IOS Software’s wide variety of Layer 3 services such as FlexVPN. The distributed intelligence capabilities of the CGR 1000 Series allow customers to run 3rd party applications such as application protocol translation, distributed data processing and filtering, and application security on the routers directly leveraging Cisco IOx - an open, extensible environment for hosting applications at the network edge.

The Cisco CGR 1000 Series includes two platforms, shown in Figure 1: The Cisco 1120 Connected Grid Router (CGR 1120), which is designed for indoor deployments; and the Cisco 1240 Connected Grid Router (CGR 1240), which is a weatherproof router in a NEMA Type 4 enclosure for outdoor deployments.

Cisco 1000 Series connected grid routers

Figure 1.            

Cisco 1000 Series connected grid routers

Connected Grid field area network solution and CGR 1000 Series

Utilities all over the world are transitioning their grids from transmission to consumption. Regulatory mandates are driving initiatives around smart metering, grid reliability, and the integration of solar and wind farms into the distribution grid. The situation imposes a unique set of challenges for utilities to build a bidirectional communications Field Area Network (FAN) that enables these diverse applications and also scales across millions of endpoints.

The Cisco Connected Grid FAN solution has been specifically developed to meet these challenges, using design principles from industry-leading Cisco GridBlocks architecture. Under the GridBlocks architecture, a typical communications network for the distribution grid is a two-tier architecture with a Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) and a Wide Area Network (WAN).

The NAN provides network connectivity to endpoints such as smart meters, street lights, and other endpoints. that form a Cisco Resilient Mesh (Wi-SUN compliant) network. The Cisco Resilient Mesh network is aggregated at a CGR 1000 Series Router, mounted on pole tops or in secondary distribution substations. The CGR 1000 Series Routers can also aggregate locally connected devices for Distribution Automation (DA). The WAN tier provides network connectivity from the CGR 1000 Series Routers to the utility's control center over a public cellular network, or Wi-Fi network, or an Ethernet fiber network.

Figure 2 displays the solution within the network.

Cisco Connected Grid FAN solution

Figure 2.            

Cisco Connected Grid FAN solution

The Connected Grid FAN solution comprises the following products: Cisco CGR 1000 Series, IoT Field Network Director, and Cisco Resilient Mesh End Point (CRME) Reference Designs. The CRME is an open standards-based IPv6 networking stack that can be embedded in a variety of smart grid endpoints, such as smart meters. Partners with sensors or actuators who want to integrate the CRME RF Mesh into their products need to join the Cisco Developer Network/DevNet: https://www.cisco.com/go/cdn.

Business benefits and architectural features

The CGR 1000 Series Routers take full advantage of Cisco core IP networking technologies. Our hardware and software can be used to create an open platform for industrial customers to build highly secure, multiservice FANs while lowering their total cost of ownership.

Converged multiservice network architecture

The CGR 1000 Series is a modular platform that supports various wired and wireless interfaces. It supports a 902- 928 MHz IPv6 RF mesh that can aggregate up to 5000 endpoints such as smart meters. The router has integrated Ethernet and serial interfaces to connect to DA devices such as sensors, capacitor bank controllers, recloser controllers, and remote terminal units.

Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) protocol (serial-to-IP) translation features allow customers to easily integrate legacy (non-IP) devices onto an IP network. An integrated Wi-Fi port can enable remote workforce automation and secure wireless console access while an integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) enables location mapping of the router. The modular design provides an easy upgrade path to future communication interfaces without platform replacement.

The CGR 1000 Series portfolio offers platforms for both indoor and outdoor deployments. These platforms come with flexible mounting kits that allow utilities to deploy the routers on a broad array of existing assets such as distribution poles, walls, and inside pad-mounted enclosures. In addition, the CGR 1000 Series offers a wide range of external antenna choices to meet coverage, throughput, and range requirements.

Cisco IOS Software provides a set of network- and application-layer services to help enable customers run multiple applications on a converged communication network. Network segmentation and Quality of Service (QoS) features allow the logical separation of application traffic with specific constraint policies applied on each traffic flow. In addition, the CGR 1000 Series is capable of integrating and hosting customer or partner specific applications.

This allows customers to eliminate the cost, space, power, and complexity of deploying and managing disparate devices.

Security

Cisco integrates security as a fundamental building block of the FAN architecture. The CGR 1000 Series security adheres to Cisco Connected Grid security principles and widely adopted cryptography and security standards (see Table 1).

Table 1.        Cisco connected grid security principles

Security Principle

CGR 1000 Features and Capabilities

Access Control

  Mutual authentication and authorization of all nodes connected to the network
  IEEE 802.1x-based authentication, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  Certificate-based identity, strong username, and passwords

Data Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy

  Link-layer encryption in the NAN mesh (AES-128)
  Network-layer encryption in the WAN (IPsec and FlexVPN)
  Scalable key management, generation, exchange, and revocation of encryption keys

Threat Detection and Mitigation

  Network segmentation of users, devices, and applications in NAN and WAN
  Access lists on field area router to filter traffic between users and devices
  High-performance firewall in the control center to protect critical assets

Device and Platform Integrity

  Tamper-resistant mechanical design; security alerts generated if compromised
  Hardware chip to store the router's X.509 certificate and other security credentials
  Tamper-proof secure storage of router configuration and data

Open standards

The Cisco approach has been to encourage the creation and adoption of open communication standards for the smart grid. This approach promotes the growth of an ecosystem of standards-based, interoperable devices and applications from different vendors. An interoperable ecosystem ultimately reduces utilities’ risk of adopting new technologies. The Cisco Connected Grid is built on several open standards, many of them adopted from IP technologies such as IPv6. With these standards, customers are able to architect and design their network independent of the application- or physical-layer infrastructure. This functionality protects existing investments while lowering the total cost of ownership for the communications network over time.

Network reliability and high availability

The CGR 1000 Series Routers contain both device-level and network-level reliability to meet harsh physical environments. The CGR 1000 Series is built to meet stringent compliance standards such as IEEE 1613 and IEC 61850-3. The routers have enhanced thermal design and conduction cooling with no moving parts. This attribute allows extended temperature support. Additionally, the routers offer mechanisms for backup power to increase uptime for mission-critical applications in the event of power outages. Finally, the support for multiple WAN communication modules and the network resiliency and routing features in Cisco IOS Software allow utilities to deploy enterprise-class high availability in their communication networks for the distribution grid.

Communications network management

Network management applications are critical for lowering utility Operating Expenses (OpEx) while improving communications network availability. These tools simplify and automate many of the day-to-day tasks associated with managing diverse network requirements. The embedded management features available in the CGR 1000 Series, along with IoT Field Network Director and CG-DM applications allows customers to effectively meet these requirements.

IoT Field Network Director is a modular software platform for managing smart grid multiservice communication networks and security infrastructure. It is designed to foster an ecosystem of multivendor capabilities for interoperability across not only communications networks, but also legacy and next-generation power grid equipment.

The Cisco FAN solution provides operators with extensive instrumentation and diagnostic information for geographic locations, wireless interfaces, battery management, and other grid-specific details. This information can be fed into the IoT Field Network Director for day-to-day operations, operator dashboards, and real-time troubleshooting. Ease-of- use features such as secure zero-touch commissioning and a graphical field tool let non-IT field technicians deploy and manage FAN communications equipment.

In addition to the utility-specific functionality, the Cisco solution provides customers with true enterprise-class Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security (FCAPS) functionality. Examples include a programmatic XML interface based on the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) industry standard, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), over-the-air software upgrades, and security management functionality.

Cisco 1000 Series connected grid routers specifications

Table 2 lists hardware specifications and Table 3 lists the features and protocols support for the CGR 1000 Series routers.

Table 2.        Cisco CGR 1000 Series hardware specifications

 

CGR 1240 (Pole-Mount)

CGR 1120 (Din-Rail or Wall Mount)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth)

28.7 cm x 24.6 cm x 21.6 cm

11.3 in. x 9.7 in. x 8.5 in.
(without antennas)

8.9 cm x 22.9 cm x 20 cm

3.5 in. x 9.0 in. x 7.8 in.

Rack Height

N/A

2 RU

Pole Mount

Yes

No

Wall Mount

Yes

Yes

Din-Rail Mount

No

Yes

Typical Weight Fully Configured

23 lbs (10.4 kg)

Unit weight includes base chassis with four communication modules, AC power supply, and 8-Amp-hr battery backup unit

8 lbs (3.6 kg)

Unit weight includes base chassis with two communication modules, AC/DC power supply

Operating Temperature1

−40°C to +70°C (-40°F to 158°F) with type test to 85°C (185°F) for 16 hours

-40°C to +60°C (-40°F to 140°F) with type test up to 85°C (185°F) for 16 hours

Typical Power Consumption or Dissipation

20-28 Watts depending on configuration (without battery charging)

Additional power consumption for battery charging and external radios

16-23 Watts depending on configuration

Maximum Power Consumption or Dissipation

75 Watts

40 Watts

Communication and Compute Module

IEEE 802.15.4g WPAN

Yes

Yes

4G LTE for Global

Yes

Yes

4G LTE for North America

Yes

Yes

3.5G AT and T HSPA+/UMTS/GSM/GPRS/EDGE

Yes

Yes

3.5G (Non-US) HSPA+/UMTS/GSM/GPRS/EDGE

Yes

Yes

CDMA EV-DO Rev A/0/1xRTT-Verizon

Yes

Yes

CDMA EV-DO Rev A/0/1xRTT-Sprint

Yes

Yes

CDMA EV-DO Rev A/0/1xRTT-Generic

Yes

Yes

Dual 4G LTE module

Yes

Yes

Compute Module

Yes

Yes

Onboard Interfaces

Gigabit Ethernet Combination Ports (10/100/1000 Copper, 100/1000 SFP)

2

2

SFPs Supported

GLC-SX-MM-RGD (1000BASE-SX Short wavelength, rugged) GLC-LX-SM-RGD (1000Base-LX/LH long wavelength, rugged) GLC-FE-100LX-RGD (100BASE-LX10 SFP, rugged)

GLC-FE-100FX-RGD (100BASE-FX SFP, rugged)

GLC-ZX-SM-RGD (1000BASE-ZX extended distance, rugged) Single Fiber Bi-directional transceivers: GLC-BX-D and GLC-BX-U

10/100 Fast Ethernet Copper Ports

4

6

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)

Yes (autonomous)

Yes (autonomous)

Serial (RS-232/RS-485)

2

2

GPS for Location

Yes

Yes

IRIG-B2

BNC connector

No

Digital Alarm Inputs2

2

3

Digital Alarm Outputs2

2

1

USB Type A host ports2

2

1

Console and AUX Port (RJ-45)

1

1

SD Flash Slot (Memory)

1 (2 GB)

1 (2 GB)

Power Options

Power Supply

AC power supply:

  100-240 VAC

Integrated AC/DC power supply:

  3-phase AC power supply: 100-240 VAC
  10.6-52 VDC (nominal), 9-60 VDC (maximum)

Battery Backup Options

Integrated modular Battery Backup Unit (BBU) and smart charging and monitoring system

  CGR 1240 can be deployed with up to three BBU modules stacked and provide up to 12 Amp hours

N/A

Power Options for Third-Party Radios

The CGR 1240 provides support for powering third-party radios:

  Voltage output: 12 VDC plus or minus 5 percent
  Power output: 12 W (continuous)

N/A

Regulatory Compliance

Environmental Compliance

  IEC-61850-3
  IEEE1613
  IEC-61850-3
  IEEE1613

Immunity

  EN61000-6-2
  IEC 61000-6-4
  IEC 61000-6-5 (AC, DC, I/O)
  EN61000-4-2 (ESD)
  EN61000-4-3 (RF)
  EN61000-4-4 (EFT)
  EN61000-4-5 (SURGE)
  EN61000-4-6 (CRF)
  EN61000-4-11 (VDI)
  IEC 61000-4-12 (AC, DC, I/O)
  EN 55024, CISPR 24
  EN50082-1
  IEEE 1613: High Voltage Impulse
  EN61000-6-2
  IEC6 1000-6-4
  IEC 61000-6-5 (AC, DC, I/O)
  EN61000-4-2 (ESD)
  EN61000-4-3 (RF)
  EN61000-4-4 (EFT)
  EN61000-4-5 (SURGE)
  EN61000-4-6 (CRF)
  EN61000-4-11 (VDI)
  IEC 61000-4-12 (AC, DC, I/O)
  EN 55024, CISPR 24
  EN50082-1
  IEEE 1613: High Voltage Impulse

EMC

  47 CFR, Part 15
  ICES-003 Class A
  EN55022 Class A
  CISPR22 Class A
  AS/NZS 3548 Class A
  VCCI V-3
  CNS 13438
  EN 300-386
  47 CFR, Part 15
  ICES-003 Class A
  EN55022 Class A
  CISPR22 Class A
  AS/NZS 3548 Class A
  VCCI V-3
  CNS 13438
  EN 300-386

Safety

  USA: UL 60950-1
  Canada: CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
  Europe: EN 60950-1
  China: GB 4943
  Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS 60950.1
  Rest of world: IEC 60950-1
  UL certified to UL/CSA 60950-1, 2nd Ed.
  CB report to IEC60950-1, 2nd Ed., covering all group differences and national deviations
  Insulation effectiveness:

    AC Input to chassis/ground - 1500V~/2121Vdc

    AC Input to output/accessible connectors

    - 3000V~/4242Vdc

  USA: UL 60950-1
  Canada: CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
  Europe: EN 60950-1
  China: GB 4943
  Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS 60950.1
  Rest of world: IEC 60950-1
  CSA certified to UL/CSA 60950-1, 2nd Ed.
  CB report to IEC60950-1, 2nd Ed., covering all group differences and national deviations
  Insulation effectiveness:

    AC Input to chassis/ground - 1500V~/2121Vdc

    AC Input to output/accessible connectors

    - 3000V~/4242Vdc

    DC input to chassis/ground/accessible connectors - no requirement

1 Operating temperature range is impacted by choice of communication modules and battery backup options. For a CGR1240, you must install the compute module in Slot 5, If a cellular module is installed in slot 6, the max operating temp is derated to 50C.
2 Interfaces built into platform hardware. Software support will be available in future releases.

Table 3.        Cisco IOS features and protocols support

Protocols

IPv4 (RFC 791, 1812, 1918), IPv6 (RFC 2375, 2460, 2464, 2711, 3306, 3315, 3484, 3587, 3849, 4193, 4291, 4443, 4861, 4862), Static Routes,

Open Shortest Path First-OSPFv2/v3 (RFC 2328, 2370, 3101, 3137, 5340), UDP (RFC 768), TCP (RFC 791), Multiprotocol Border Gateway Protocol (MP-BGP), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Internet Key Exchange v2 (IKEv2)

Multicast: Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMPv3), Protocol Independent Multicast-PIM (RFC 4601), Multicast Listener Discovery Version 2- MLDv2 (RFC 3590, 3810)

Generic Routing Encapsulation (RFC 2473, 2784, 2890), PPP/CHAP

IEEE 802.15.4g/e, IEEE 1901.2, IETF 6LOWPAN (RFC 4919, 4944, 6282), IETF RPL (RFC 6550, 6551, 6553, 6554, 6206), IETF CoAP

Ethernet, Serial (RS-232/485), WiFi (IEEE 802.11b/g), WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e)

SCADA support over serial link: IEC 60870-5-101/104 protocol translation and DNP3 serial to IP protocol translation

Raw socket support on serial ports (for transport of non-IP protocols). Raw socket over L2 VPN.

Virtual Routing and Forwarding Lite (VRF-Lite), Virtual LANs (VLAN)

NTPv4 (RFC 5905), DHCP (RFC3246, 3260, 3736), DNS (RFC 1591, 3596), DHCP relay and server for IPv4 and IPv6

L2TPv3

Mapping of Address and Port Using Translation (MAP-T) Border Router (used with IR509/IR510)

 

Security

IEEE 802.1x

Encryption: IPSec VPN (RFC 4301-3, 4306, 4308, 4835), WPA2 for WiFi, FlexVPN, Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)

Device identity: IEEE 802.1AR

RBAC for device configuration

L3-L4 ACLs

Authentication, Authorization: EAP TLS/EAP TTLS

Cisco Resilient Mesh security solution

Secure Shell v2 (SSHv2) and SNMPv3 Crypto

Control plane policing and protection

Certificate Revocation List (CRL) and Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP)

Enrollment over Secure Transport (EST)

 

QoS (RFC 2475)

Classification and marking: ACLs, Layer 3-IP Precedence, Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP)

Congestion management: Policing, Priority Queuing (PQ), class-based weighted fair queuing, low latency queue, weighted round robin with four priority queues

 

Embedded Management

NETCONF(RFC 6241), HTTPS (RFC 2818), SSH (RFC 4251-4), Syslog (RFC 5424, 5426)

SNMP v3, v2, v1 along with MIBs for interfaces and system parameters

Embedded Event Manager (EEM) and object tracking

Secure zero-touch commissioning

Battery health monitoring (not available for CGR 1120)

Door tamper detection (not available for CGR 1120)

Network Timing Protocol (NTP)

Ordering information

CGR1120 SKUs

Description

CGR1120/K9

CGR 1120 w/ 2 module slots,2 GE,2 serial,6 FE LAN, Wi-Fi, GPS

CGR1120-DINRAIL

Din-rail – included

CAB-CONSOLE-RJ45

Console Cable 6 ft with RJ45 and DB9F

SL-CGR1K-IPB-K9

IP Base License for Cisco CGR1000 routers

SL-CGR1K-SEC-K9

Security License (Paper) for Cisco CGR 1000 Series routers

SL-CGR1K-DATA-K9

Data License (Paper) for Cisco CGR 1000 Series routers

 

CGR1240 SKUs

Description

CGR1240/K9

CGR1240 w/ 4 module slots,2 GE,2 serial,4 FE LAN, Wi-Fi, GPS

CGR1240-PWR-AC

AC (85-264VAC) Power supply for CGR1240 – included

CGR-PWRCORD-EU or CGR-PWRCORD-NA

CGR1240 AC Power Cord for Europe, 10m or CGR1240 AC Power Cord for North America, 10m

CGR-BATT-4AH

4 AH Battery Backup for CGR1200 – up to 3 units

CGR-PMK-BAND

Band strap for CGR1000 series, Set of Two (2)

CGR-PMK1000

Pole mount kit for Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Router

CGR-IP67GLAND

Liquid Tight Cable Gland for CGR1240

CAB-CONSOLE-RJ45

Console Cable 6 ft with RJ45 and DB9F

SL-CGR1K-IPB-K9

IP Base License for Cisco CGR1000 routers

SL-CGR1K-SEC-K9

Security License (Paper) for Cisco CGR 1000 Series routers

SL-CGR1K-DATA-K9

Data License (Paper) for Cisco CGR 1000 Series routers

 

Modules

SKU

Description

WPAN modules

CGM-WPAN-FSK-NA

Connected Grid Module - IEEE 802.15.4e/g WPAN 900 MHz (2FSK modulation)

CGM-WPAN-OFDM-FCC

Connected Grid Module - IEEE 802.15.4e/g/v WPAN 900 MHz (supports OFDM and 2FSK)

CGM-WPAN-OFDM-ANZ

Connected Grid Module - IEEE 802.15.4e/g/v WPAN 900 MHz (supports OFDM and 2FSK) - For Australia region

CGM-WPAN-OFDM-BRZ

Connected Grid Module - IEEE 802.15.4e/g/v WPAN 900 MHz (supports OFDM and 2FSK) - For Brazil region

Cellular modules

CGM-4G-LTE-EA-900

LTE module to be co-located with WPAN module for North America (not intended for EMEA)

CGM-4G-LTE-EA-AB

LTE module for North America and Europe

CGM-4G-LTE-LA-AB

LTE module for Latin America and APJC

Compute modules

CGM-SRV-64

CGM-SRV-64 with 50 GB bulk storage available with pluggable mSATA drive for IOx and applications

CGM-SRV-128

CGM-SRV-128 with 100 GB bulk storage available with pluggable mSATA drive for IOx and applications

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For more information on the Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers, visit https://www.cisco.com/go/cgr1000.

For more information on the Cisco Field Area Network solution, visit https://www.cisco.com/go/fan.

 

 

 

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