VISION.NET GATEWAY is a network gateway that connects the Vision.Net network with the outside LAN in a facility. To coordinate events between VISION.NET devices, the Gateway provides an astronomical clock and NTP server that ensures all devices work from a single timeclock. It also includes an onboard DHCP server that automates IP addressing for VISION.NET devices and provides a future-proofed platform for additional network-based functionality and services. Because the device is DIN rail-mounted and PoE-powered, it can be installed in a variety of locations with a single, affordable cable for both network connectivity and power.