The Cisco CGR 1000 Series offers two platforms, shown in the figure above. They include: 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.
The Cisco CGR 1000 routers are powered by Connected Grid Operating System (CG-OS) that is built upon Cisco’s world class networking technologies and adapted to the needs of energy utilities. This software delivers grid operators with the benefits of open standards-based, multi-service networking, strong network security, robust manageability, and high reliability. The distributed intelligence capabilities integrated into CG-OS software allows customers to run applications such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) protocol translation on the routers directly eliminating the need for additional device.