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Technical Overview

IEC 61850 Client/Server Software Solutions


IEC Client Implementation

Some highlights from the Xelas Energy Software client solution are:

  • Scalable and capable of supporting a large number of (possibly different) Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED) conforming to the IEC 61850 standard
  • Able to support any type of network application: fault management, configuration management, usage data, performance management, security management
  • Unix/Linux/HPUX/Solaris/Windows based solutions
  • Built on top of the standard Java J2EE framework
  • Persistent storage of all data, multiple databases supported through ODBC and JDBC adapter (Examples: MySQL, Oracle, Progress)
  • Multiple northbound interfaces (IEC 61870-5-104, Webservices, OPC)
  • Possibility to integrate additional southbound interfaces, such as IEC 61870-5-104
  • Multi-threaded solutions for high performance
  • Multi-process solutions for parallel handling of groups of devices
  • Possible web server based access for thin clients
  • Customer system integration can be done on various levels:
    • Database schema
    • Add customer tasks which can send ACSI compliant messages
    • Configuration in the SCL XML file which is loaded on startup

IEC Server Implementation

Some highlights from the Xelas Energy Software server solution are:

  • Multiple information models supported
  • 61850-7-420 (DER), 61850-7-410 (Hydro), 61850-7-x (substations) and 61400 (Windpower).
  • Extendable Common Information Model (CIM) based on IEC 61870-7-x
  • Supports all functions and data: Fault, Configuration, Auditing, Performance, Security
  • Adheres to the IEC61850 ACSI/MMS/GOOSE/SV communication interface
  • Ported to VxWorks/pSOS/Embedded Linux
    • The product can be ported to other platforms of choice.
  • Provides a simple ‘process’ API to allow vendors to create, update, or read data from the model