SYNC 3000 series is a range of high-performance data concentrators and communication devices that serve as the ideal substation communication hub with advanced features including redundancy, robustness and security features compliant with IEC and NERC-CIP standards. SYNC 3000 supports a wide range of protocols including ICCP TASE.2 (IEC 60870-6), IEC 61850 GOOSE, DNP3.0 and can support up to 12 RS232/485 and 6 Ethernet ports. SYNC 3000 also supports IEC-61131-3 (optional) advanced logic programming.

SYNC 3000 data concentrators are proven solutions meant for heavy duty substation applications, and have been used in various applications in power generation, transmission and distribution segments across the world. This rack mount product is ideal for new and upcoming substation automation requirements of the Smart Grid and R-APDRP. It has enhanced communication security features as well as IEC61850-3 level robustness. SYNC 3000 can be used for niche applications including disturbance data recording, ICCP based control center communication and many more.

Following are the key features:


  • Vast protocol conversion capability
  • Adaptable for customization and additional protocols
  • Multi master communication capability
  • Automatic startup and initialization following power restoration
  • Disturbance and fault record collection and management
  • IEC61131 based programing logic (optional)
  • Time synchronization using IEC60870/DNP3/SNTP/IEEE1588
  • Transparent/tunneling support for remote configuration and disturbance collection
  • Device management using SNMP/webserver
  • File upload/ download support, remote configuration
  • Obtains and stores event records locally and remotely


  • IEC61850-3 certified for substation environment
  • MTBF of 100,000 hours and more
  • No fans or other moving parts
  • IEC 61850-3 compliant hardware*
  • KEMA certified IEC 61850 server
  • Supports device redundancy
  • Provides communication security on both upstream and downstream

* Selected hardware


  • Variants with up to 12 serial ports and 6 Ethernet ports available
  • Option for expanding communication ports using terminal server and pluggable switch
  • Fiber optic Ethernet option available
  • Inbuilt and external pluggable I/O
  • Eternal pluggable cellular modem (GPRS/EDGE/CDMA/UMTS)
  • External pluggable RF/PSTN modem
  • Wide range of AC and DC power supply


  • NERC-CIP compliant security
  • SSL VPN with AES, DES or 3DES encryption
  • 62351 based transport layer security

SYNC 3000

SYNC 3000: With up to 6 Ethernet and 12 serial ports, SYNC 3000 is perfect for large scale substation data concentration activities, and supports more than 50000 data points (10000 IEC61850 data-points). The device is rugged and therefore suitable for substation environments. It is IEC61850-3 certified, offers heavy duty ESD protection as well as optional SATA hard disk support. It is available in four variants with different combination of Ethernet ports available for use

SYNC3000-M1: With first two copper Ethernet ports licensed in six ethernet port model
SYNC3000-M2: With  first four copper Ethernet ports licensed in six ethernet port model
SYNC3000-M3: With six copper Ethernet ports
SYNC3000-M12: With two fiber ethernet and 2 copper ethernet ports

Applications of SYNC 3000:

  • IEC 61850 Substation Data Concentrator
  • Sub-station to Control Center Gateway
  • AMI/ Smart Grid/ Metering
  • AMI/ Demand Side Controller Gateways
  • Smart Grid Protocol Converter
  • Substation Gateway and Protocol Converter

Disturbance Data collection gateway: SYNC 3000 has the capability to collect disturbance data from IEDs supplied by multiple vendors on real time basis. It has the ability to gather, process and present real-time data related to faults and disturbances at individual substations as well as convert the disturbance data into the COMPTRADE file format and transmit it to the control center over a secure communication channel.

  • Substation level Phasor Data concentrator: SYNC 3000 can also be used as a substation level phasor data concentrator for SYNC 4100 in the wide area monitoring solution. It is IEC 61850-3 certified, NERC CIP compliant and concentrates PMU streams and transmits it to the central/regional data centre.