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 GarrettCom Magnum 5RX: Rugged Industrial Fixed Configuration Security Router

• Router for industrial applications, including oil and gas, water and wastewater, mining, wind power, solar power and power generation
• Advanced software features offer Layer 3 advanced routing capability
• Virtual private network (VPN) security & Best-in-class firewall protection

GarrettCom Magnum 5RX Interfaces Include:
 • 6 x 10/100MBps Ethernet Ports
 • 4 x Serial Ports
 • 2 SFP Modules for Gigabit copper or 100Mb Fiber
 • Secure SCADA


GarrettCom Magnum 5RX Fixed Configuration Security Router offers a cost-efficient, two-in-one solution for industrial energy and utility application. The Magnum 5RX Security Router is a mid-level, industrial-grade security router serving the power generation, transmission and distribution markets by delivering an efficient edge-of-network solution.

Offering advanced routing and security capabilities in a single platform, the new router provides a natural migration path for customers planning a move to next-generation, high performance Gigabit Ethernet and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) technology.

  • Ordering Information
  • Features
  • Specifications

Ordering Information for the Magnum 5RX:

Magnum 5RX
Part Number Description
5RX-L-T1E1 24/48 VDC, (2) 10/100/1000 Combo, (4) 10/100/1000 TX, (4) Serial, (1) T1/E1
5RX-L-T1E1-8S 24/48VDC, 2 x 10/100/1000 Combo, 4 x 10/100/1000 TX, 8 x Serial, 1 x T1E1
5RX-H-T1E1 90–250 VAC/VDC, (2) 10/100/1000 Combo, (4) 10/100/1000 TX, (4) Serial, (1) T1/E1
5RX-H-T1E1-8S 90-250V AC/DC, 2 x 10/100/1000 Combo, 4 x 10/100/1000 TX, 8 x Serial, 1 x T1E1
5RX-L-DDS 24/48 VDC, (2) 10/100/1000 Combo, (4) 10/100/1000 TX, (4) Serial, 1 x DDS
5RX-L-DDS-8S 24/48VDC, 2 x 10/100/1000 Combo, 4 x 10/100/1000 TX, 8 x Serial, 1 x DDS
5RX-H-DDS 90–250 VAC/DC, (2) 10/100/1000 Combo, (4) 10/100/1000 TX, (4) Serial, 1 x DDS
5RX-H-DDS-8S 90-250V AC/DC, 2 x 10/100/1000 Combo, 4 x 10/100/1000 TX, 8 x Serial, 1 x DDS
Options & Extras
CONSOLE-CBLQD Console attachment cable serial null; Modem cable with one RJ-45 and a DB-9
CONSOLE-CBLQU Console attachment cable serial null; Modem cable with one RJ-45 and a USB
CONFORM05-RMOD Conformal coating, 5 mil, for moisture protection
CONFORM08-RMOD Conformal coating, 8 mil, for corrosive environments
Optional – Choose SFP transceivers to be used with the 10-1RJSFP or 10-2RJSFP-RX modules
SFP-SX Gb SX, 850nm wavelength, 550 meters distance
SFP-ESX Gb SX, 1310nm wavelength, 2 km distance
SFP-LX10 Gb LX, 1310nm wavelength, 10 km distance
SFP-LX25 Gb LX, 1310nm wavelength, 25 km distance
SFP-ZX40 Gb ZX, 1550nm wavelength, 40 km distance
SFP-ZX70 Gb ZX, 1550nm wavelength, 70 km distance
SFP100P-FXMM2 100FX Fiber Optic SFP transceiver, multi-mode, 2 km
SFP100P-FXSM20 100FX Fiber Optic SFP transceiver, single-mode, 20 km
SFP100P-FXSM40 100FX Fiber Optic SFP transceiver, single-mode, 40 km

Features for the Magnum 5RX:

The Magnum 5RX Security Router is designed for industrial applications where hardened and industrial-grade solutions are required to deliver high-performance routing while ensuring network security.

Combined two-in-one solution

  • Routing  and security functionalities in a single device for streamlined management
  • Fixed configuration for a cost-effective system, especially in highly distributed deployment scenarios

Total network support with Magnum series

  • Industry’s most efficient and cost-effective integrated solution for networking and security  
  • Designed for use at the edge of the network with legacy Magnum 10RX Configurable Router with Security Appliance at the core of the network

Ensures optimal performance

  • Advanced software features offer Layer 3 advanced routing capability
  • Best-in-class firewall protection Virtual private network (VPN) security to address growing security concerns in industrial settings


The new Magnum 5RX Security Router has a comprehensive set of features designed for use in power transmission and distribution settings, especially in distributed substations. Providing maximum substation protection and compliance with IEC 61850-3 standards, this compact router is well suited for deployments at the edge of the network where modular solutions are expensive and not required.

The Magnum 5RX Security Router is also a key solution for other industrial sectors, including oil and gas, water and wastewater, mining, wind power, solar power and power generation.

Your Benefits

The Magnum 5RX Security Router is the most cost-effective, mid-level routing and security solution available for industrial applications. The router’s fixed configuration reduces total infra- structure costs by combining functionalities; reduces flair ups and potential failure points; and makes overall management and monitoring easier. Its low cost is especially important when working on a highly distributed network with a volume of substations in the field.

The Magnum 5RX Security Router offers a comprehensive set of features essential for a highly secured and reliable communication network in the energy and utility industries. The router comes with best-in-class firewall protection and VPN security along with Layer 2 functionalities, as well as advanced Layer 3 routing capabilities.

The new security router also provides both current and legacy WAN interfaces and communication support – offering a valuable migration path to the new generation of network backbones.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Legacy protocol and communication support for both current and legacy networks
  • Two-in-one solution offering both routing and security capabilities
  • Fixed configuration for cost efficiency
  • Fanless design with conventional cooling
  • Supports a comprehensive set of routing protocols, such as RIP, OSPF and BGP
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) for improved network redundancy
  • GOOSE and GRE tunneling support to facilitate management and network communication between central workstation and multiple remote substations
  • Frame relay service over Ethernet with IP over FR (RFC 1490), Serial Over FR, FR Switching Backup and Shunt functionality over T1/E1/DDS interfaces
  • Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) allows network traffic to travel across the internet securely via a virtual point-to point connection
  • Hardened for substations
  • IEC 61850-3, IEEE 1613 Class 2, NEMA TS-2 and EN50155 compliant
  • Operating environment of -40 ˚C to +85 ˚C
  • Five-year warranty included

Technical Specifications for the Magnum 5RX:

Magnum 5RX
Description The Magnum 5RX is a hardened security router with fixed configuration, and comes with integrated firewall and secure VPN server.
Serial Protocols
Async to TCP/IP; TCP/IP to serial/reverse terminal server, Serial Multipoint & Multi-master Topologies; PPP with authentication.
WAN Ports T1/E1: 1.544 Mbps / 2.048 Mbps G.703 or DDS: 56/64 kbps
Serial DB9 Ports RS232/RS485 software selectable DB9 interface. Serial data rate from 300 bps to 230.4 kbps.
Serial RJ45 Ports Same functionality  as DB-9 ports (RJ45 pinout conforms to EIA-561 DTE standard)
RJ45 Ports 10/100/1000 Mbps Fiber Ports via SFP, RJ45/SFP auto media ports.
Fiber Ports, via SFP (multi-mode and single-mode)
Network Standards
IEEE 802.3z, 802.3ab, 802.1p: 100BASE-TX, -FX, 1000BASE-SX, -LX
IEEE 802.3u: Auto-negotiation on TP
IEEE 802.3u: Auto-negotiation on TP
IEEE 802.1Q: VLANs
IEEE 8021.1d, 802.1w: Spanning Tree, Rapid Spanning Tree including
RSTP 2004 extensions providing sub-second hop on rings
IEEE 802.1p: DiffServ, traffic prioritization for routed IP flows/ports
Software Industrial Network Operating System (INOS)
Comprehensive L2 features such as LLDP, VLAN, QoS, VLAN Trunking, Spanning Tree (STP, RSTP, MSTP) and etc.
Advanced L3 features including IP, ICMP, ARP, Frame Relay, PPP/MLPPP, PPP over WAN and more.
Essential L4 features such as TCP/UDP, routing (RIP, OSPF, and BGP) and etc.
Useful System Management and monitoring capabilities including port mirroring, GRE, VRRP, Object tracking, Protocol Analyzer and much more.
Enhanced Security features such as Firewall /NAT and IPSec VPN.
Features that support Industrial Applications such as GOOSE and Bit Oriented Protocol
Management & Diagnostics
Ease of Use: Web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI ) or CLI access remote SSH or TELNET connection Powerful built-in protocol analyzer to assist with trouble shooting.
Other: Comprehensive statistics, SNMP MIB II and SNMP Traps, Routing Information, DHCP, ARP and other tables.
Operating Environment
IEC 60068 Operating Temperature per “Type Test” -40 °F to 185 °F (-40 °C to +85 °C)
UL 60950 “Component Parts” Temperature Rating 140 °F (60 °C)
Storage -40 °F to 185 °F (-40 °C to +85 °C)
Ambient Relative Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude -200 to 13000 ft (-60 to 4000 m)
Conformal coating (humidity protection) Option Request quote from Bomara
Enclosure Rugged high-strength sheet metal. 1.5U (with thermal fins) rack-mounting or stand alone
Rack-Mounting Brackets 19˝ included
Cooling Method Free convection, special thermal techniques
Dimensions 2.63 in H (with thermal fins) x 17.5 in W x 12. in D (4.3 cm H x 44.5 cm W x 30.7 cm D)
Weight 14.2 lbs. (6.5 kg)
Fixed Power Supply Options
High (H) Nominal 90 to 250 V AC/DC; Terminal Block: “-, GND, +”
Low (L) nominal Input 22 V DC to 60 V DC
Serial LED Indicators Per DB-9 or RJ45 Port
  One LED/port indicating active connection
Ethernet LED Indicators Per RJ45 or Fiber Port
Link/Activity One LED/port indicating Link (solid green) and Activity (blinks to indicate activity)
Relay Contacts for Alarms (except PoE Version)
Two alarm contact: HW & SW alarms are normally open until the unit is powered & software started. Under normal operation they are closed.
Form C HW alarm will be opened with any power supply loss.
Form C SW alarm will be opened when any pre-defined SW event occurs.
Agency Standards Approval and Compliance
UL/cUL 60950,  EN 55022  FCC Part 15 CE, EMC & ENV
IEC 61850-3 EMC and Environmental  Operating Conditions Class C for Power Substations
IEEE 1613 Class 2 Environmental Standard for Electric Power Substations
NEMA TS-2 Traffic Control
EN 50155 Railways
Warranty 5 years (standard)

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