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ReLab Software Enhances OPC Product Suite with IEC-61850 FTP File Transfer Capability

ReLab Software Enhances OPC Product Suite with IEC-61850 FTP File Transfer Capability

ReLab Software announces FTP file transfer capability meeting IEC-61850-8-1 requirements for its OPC Product Suite. This new feature enables customers to use any OPC Client with ReLab’s OPC Server and IEC-61850 MMS driver to automatically transfer files from Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs). The most common file types are fault recordings (COMTRADE), configuration files and firmware. However, this new feature will allow transfer of any files made available in the IED.

As any OPC Client can use the IEC-61850 FTP File Transfer feature, the capability to transfer files from an IED is available in the SCADA. It is not necessary to us a different application outside of the SCADA to affect the file transfer. The transfer process is fully automated and can be performed using a push button command, triggered after an event or as part of a daily operation. Additionally, if the SCADA has the ability to view COMTRADE files the fault recording information can be immediately available as well.

The IEC-61850 FTP File Transfer feature is available for demonstration today. It can be downloaded from ReLab’s website, www.relabsoft.com. The feature is contained in the OPC Suite.