IEC 61850 and OPC Communications Options Enhance Versatility of Dranetz Encore Series Platforms in Substation/Industrial/Data Center Applications
The EssOpc Gateway is a separate and optional software module that works alongside the standard Encore Series Software (ESS) to provide real-time metered data, event counters and system status to the user's compatible software systems. The EssOpc gateway communicates with ESS on a periodic basis, and makes the data and status of each instrument in the monitoring system accessible to third-party systems via OPC.
"In these new communications options, we've leveraged our extensive expertise in the previous UCA-2 protocol environment to develop a fully integratable solution for both new and retrofit substation applications" comments Ross Ignall, Dranetz Director of Product Management. "The Dranetz OPC Gateway in the industrial sector, primarily, and the IEC 61850 platform in the utility sector; open the door to an unprecedented degree of flexibility for Dranetz Encore Series deployment across a broader spectrum of automation, control and integration applications."