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  • IEC 61850 Substation Common Device Variety Challenges

    Challenge

    Existing systems may have been developed in a different time period and region, making it difficult to migrate legacy devices into a single system.

    Major Concerns

    Challenge 1: My existing devices support a variety of protocols
    Challenge 2: My system uses different Time Sync protocols

    IEC 61850 Substation Retrofit Solutions

    Rich Portfolio for Retrofitting Legacy Devices into a Single System


    Since many existing substation systems were built in a different time period and region, migrating legacy devices into a single system can give rise to a lot of problems. How to effortlessly shift retrofit substations from conventional hardware to automated, intelligent IEC 61850 equipment is a challenge, particularly when dealing with the complexities of protocol conversion.

    Moxa provides a wide range of products to help connect legacy devices, which could use any of a wide variety of protocols, to an IEC 61850 backbone:

    • Protocol gateways for standard industrial protocols
    • Transparent serial-to-Ethernet device servers for proprietary protocols
    • Fanless embedded open computer platforms for other customized protocols

    Our serial-to-Ethernet solutions can connect legacy Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) and other serial communications devices to an Ethernet network. This approach extends the useful life of the devices, and can significantly reduce the cost of upgrading to a communications system that is smart grid ready.

    Retrofitting legacy devices

    Mixing Time Sync Protocols


    Supports IRIG-B and IEEE 1588

    Retrofit substation solution - IRIG-B and IEEE 1588 time sync
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