In April 2020 INFO TECH releases a new tool for testing and diagnosing the IEC 61850 communication - 61850 GOOSE System Viewer.
The program allows to import an SCD file (System Configuration Description) and visualize all configured GOOSE data flows among devices in the graphical connection diagram. In case of a large system the connection diagram may not fit to a single screen but the tool allows for an easy navigation in the context of any data flow: to a chosen IED, a chosen source data or a chosen destination.
GOOSE data flow can be also presented in the form of a list of all outgoing and all incoming data - with the possibility to use IED filters on both ends. The produced list can be exported into a text file.
61850 GOOSE System Viewer can be used for online monitoring of GOOSE communication in the running installation. In online mode the connections on the diagram and the transmissions in the list are marked with colors that describe whether:
- GOOSE transmission proceeds correctly with source and destination data marked with green background,
- GOOSE transmission has stopped (old data),
- an erroroneus frame has been detected,
- there is no transmission,
while any selected connection is distinguished with blue color.
The tool allows also to set up the monitoring for two additional views: the list of events (changes of data in GOOSE messages) and the list of alarms (based on user defined conditions on data in GOOSE messages).
61850 GOOSE System Viewer will be offered as an optional program to 61850 Avenue toolset (extended license price).
Special discount to schools and universities.
In April 2020 INFO TECH releases a new version of 61850 SCL Runner toolset with extended simulation capabilities.
The toolset allows to use multiple network adapters with the possibility to assign a selected adapter to each IED before starting its simulation.
It is also possible to drive the simulation from the user defined program - using telnet communication with 61850 SCL Runner tool, hence there is no need to learn any proprietary script language but just the syntax of few types of commands used over telnet.
Welcome to learn the details of the new release of 61850 SCL Runner.
In February 2020 the IEC published new documents of the IEC 61850 standard - the new releases of parts 7-2, 7-3, 7-4, 8-1 and 9-2 appeared as Edition 2.1 (part 6 in Edition 2.1 was published already in 2018).
But Edition 2.1 shall not be treated as a new edition of the standard - formally and essentially this is Amendment 1 to Edition 2 (in short Am.1 Ed.2), which supersedes the former publications of the IEC 61850 standard Edition 2.
What comes to conformance testing in accordance with the procedures specified by the UCA International Users Group, please note that the latest published Ed.2 Server Test Procedures (version 2.0.1) and Client Test Procedures (version 1.1.1.) already incorporate a big subset of tissues included in the IEC 61850 Am.1 Ed.2. These test procedures will remain in use (without changes) until Am.1 Ed.2 Test Procedures are prepared and published (which is expected in Q4 2020). As a consequence, please be aware that by mid 2021 the testing of conformance to Edition 2 will finally become exclusively based on the IEC 61850 Am.1 Ed.2.
In March 2020 INFO TECH has already accomplished a detailed analysis of changes and extensions to the IEC 61850 standard brought by the published Am.1 Ed.2. Thus, we can assure that already in this year we will be able to support our customers-licensees with the updated source code of INFO TECH IEC61850 Software Library and with the updated toolsets for communication testing and simulation.
During the year 2019 INFO TECH gained 3 new customers licensing our IEC 61850 source code library. In this way the number of companies and institutions utilizing our IEC 61850 software solutions in their products has reached 40! And the best references for our software and development services are already 30 IEC 61850 conformance certificates granted to the products of our customers-licensees by the UCA IUG.
Our major development service effort in 2019 was dedicated to support extension of our customers' products from conformance to Edition 1 to conformance to Edition 2 of the IEC 61850 standard. And in 2020 we are ready to provide our services also to assure the conformance to so-called Edition 2.1 (officially: Amendment 1 to Edition 2).
Responding to market request, during 2019 we also provided as many as 8 hands-on training courses dedicated to the IEC 61850 communication: 4 sessions in Poland and 4 sessions abroad. The interest in our know-how and experience in this area has never before been so high. The training activities were accompanied with the increased sales of the licenses to our testing and simulation toolsets: 61850 Avenue and 61850 SCL Runner.
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INFO TECH signed a partnership agreement with RiverRay Inc. company from Taipei in Taiwan.
RiverRay recognizes INFO TECH competence in providing the source code library based implementations of the IEC 61850 communication in the intelligent devices and systems of power grid, proven by numerous customer references and the published list of the UCA IUG conformance certificates.
INFO TECH recognizes RiverRay competence in the area of smart grid applications, excellent references in the deployment of innovative solutions and their capability to conduct the market research in East Asia and ASEAN.
Both companies foresee East Asia and ASEAN region as leading the deployment of smart grid applications and henceforth join their strengths to proceed with marketing, sales and deployment of IEC 61850 based solutions.
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