On May 31, 2021, an article 'A Critical Review of IEC 61850 Testing Tools' was published in Sustainability, an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly, peer-reviewed and open access journal  published semimonthly online by MDPI. The article  summarizes a review of IEC 61850 testing tools available in the market and evaluated at FREA/AIST of Japan. Below you can see how our IEC 61850 testing tools have been rated.

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The following INFO TECH software was taken under this review:

 

A detailed evaluation of our tools (quote from the article)

A detailed evaluation of our tools.

 

 Summary assessment of the tools used (quote from the article)

Summary assessment of the tools used

 

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In June 2021 INFO  TECH has released a new version of 61850 Avenue toolset with with new capabilities.

The client tool version 2.1.12:

- verified support to Edition 2.1 of the IEC 61850 standard,

- added a common view to monitor selected items from different IEDs (PDV - Process Data View),

- minor improvements.

 

New functionality of 61850 Avenue - Process Data View (PDV)

Process Data View (PDV)

Welcome to learn the details of the new release of the 61850 Avenue toolset.

INFO TECH testing and simulation tools for the IEC 61850 standard based communication are already licensed to over 100 companies and research institutions from 5 continents.

During January-April 2021 INFO TECH has been selected as a supplier of the licensed source code implementing IEC 61850 communications by 3 new customers. And still 2 other companies have decided to purchase licenses to the binary versions of INFO TECH IEC61850 Software Library. In the same time we have accomplished 2 development projects for customers utilizing our Library in their systems and provided 2 remote training sessions on the IEC 61850 communication.

We are indeed the leader in providing the support to the IEC 61850 Edition 2.1 in the libraries and testing toolsets.

Note on the side:

The very recently announced changes (April 28) in the UCA  IUG policy of the IEC 61850 conformance testing prolong the deadline for Edition 2.0 conformance testing service from January 2022 till January 2024. This will be done in parallel to the available Edition 2.1 conformance testing service. These changes may be simply interpreted as a proof of inability of several vendors to effectively upgrade their implementations in products and configuration tools to the latest Edition 2.1 of the IEC 61850 standard.

Is it so that some clear deficiencies of Edition 2.0, revealed in the published tissues, will be neglected by the interest in retaining the present market position of some suppliers?

In January 2021 INFO  TECH has released a new version of 61850 SCL Runner toolset with added support to Edition 2.1 of the IEC 61850 standard.

It is most likely the first toolset with the capability to simulate IEC 61850 Ed.2.1 conformant devices using their description files in SCL language in accordance with the latest version of the XML scheme !

 

INFO TECH testing and simulation tools for the IEC 61850 standard based communication are already licensed to over 100 companies and research institutions from 5 continents.

In January 2021 INFO  TECH has released a new version of 61850 Avenue toolset with added support to Edition 2.1 of the IEC 61850 standard.

It is most likely the first toolset with the capability to test and simulate IEC 61850 Ed.2.1 conformant devices!

 

Welcome to learn the details of the new release of the 61850 Avenue toolset.

INFO TECH testing and simulation tools for the IEC 61850 standard based communication are already licensed to over 100 companies and research institutions from 5 continents.