The new secure hardware platform
The Datawatt Smart Grid (DSG) series are designed for all Datawatt hardware such as substations, RTUs and data loggers. The platform is developed because we want to offer solutions that meet all modern technical and security requirements.
The introduction of the DSG series starts in 2019. The DSG is the successor of the D05-series solutions. The desgin is completely new and meets the latest state of the art techniques and security requirements.
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Flexible design & maximum security
Two important principles are used for the DSG; a flexible housing and state of the art security requirements. “These principles are important in today’s markets,” accordingly system designer Alberto Spin. The flexible housing means that the DSG design fits all existing Datawatt hardware platforms, so an easy retrofit of the installation is possible. With this design the possibilities are endless, also for using modern IoT-solutions.
The DSG is developed on Linux, a modern open source platform, well known for its reliability, stability and security. The programming language is C# from Microsoft .NET used for structuring programs and keeping them organized. The DSG is completely redesigned with new programs and firmware. The DSG uses modern communication protocols such as the 4G/LTE network.
For distribution management functions in the water market, energy market and industrial market, security requirements are very important. The interpretation of these requirements is subject to change and advance insights. Security standards according ENCS-RTU-DA are used as a basic standard. The development of the DSG-serie is based on “security by design”.
The realtime IEC104, COAP, and the Modbus protocol are implemented and other protocols are available on request. New protocol implementations can easily be realized because of the use of Linux and C #.
The PLC programs are made with the latest standard from Codesys based on IEC61131-3. This standard is the industrial protocol for control programs and used by many national and international organizations and companies.
The DSG is available in the renovation market as a retrofit kit. The advantage of retrofit is that no adjustments are necessary in the installation cabinet because the housing is the same as the D05 series. Only changes in the Codesys program and configuration of the RTU are needed. The existing D05-I/O modules can connect to the DSG-RTU.
This results in considerable cost savings compared to complete replacement. After the retrofit, your installation meets all modern requirements in terms of technology and security.
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