Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Developers Workshop for IEC 61850 at Myong Ji University, Yongin (RP of Korea) was successful

A successful Developers Workshop for IEC 61850 Client/Server and Publisher/Subscriber Applications was conducted at the Myong Ji University, Yongin/Korea, on 11 March 2011.

The interest was beyond expectations: 45 experts from all over of the RP of Korea attended the Workshop:

The attendees followed the instructions of Karlheinz Schwarz, who used the black board to explain the approach of IEC 61850 and the use of the simple API (Application Program Interface):


He explained the use of the API for different architectures (HW and SW) ... questions were discussed in English and Korean:


Professor Hyuk Soo Jang from the Myong Ji University (left) helped to explain the API in Korean.

The attendees used the PCs of the lab and partly their own notebooks to run the API evaluation software. They exercised to configure the IEC 61850 server and to check the effect of SCL file modifications ... a great tool to work with.

After the workshop attendees told me that they have learned a lot about the standard, the stack software, the API, how easy it is to develop applications, and how to use the Beck Chip (with IEC 61850 @ Chip) in many different architectures. One crucial result was, that they figured out that the Beck Chip is a complete PC or PLC that can be used to implement applications (in C, C++ or IEC 61131-3) using IEC 61850 API. The Chip is much more than just a communication chip!!

The objective of the training was:

Students will learn how to use an API for IEC 61850 (IEC 61400-25) for Client, Server (C/S), Publisher, and Subscriber (P/S) Applications. The API provides an IEC 61850 Stack (included in a Windows DLL) that is used by application software written in C, C++ and C#. Prior to the event, students will receive the DLL and sample executable and source code for the applications. Students that bring their own Notebooks will be trained to modify and extend the application examples. After the training sessions students can continue to write their own application software.

Click HERE for the complete program of the workshop [pdf].

It is planned to repeat this workshop and provide more help for developers of IEC 61850 applications - the open and easy to use IEC 61850 platform is a crucial basis for the fast-to-market innovations of sustainable interoperable applications in the energy market.

It's never been easier or faster to get your applications speak IEC 61850.


Rajeev Daniel said...

Is there any plan for any training programs in India

Karlheinz Schwarz said...

Dear Rajeev Daniel, Currently we have plans for public courses in Germany, Canada and USA. If there is enough interest, we can conduct a training in India ... may be smaller than that in 2006:

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Schwrz,

We are interested in Tulsa University, OK, USA to start a laboratory on 61860. Please let me know how can I contact you. What are your programs in USA?

Ashkan Rashedi
Electrical Engineering Dep.
University of Tulsa

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Schwarz

We are interested to build up a laboratory for testing on IEC61850.
I would appreciate if you let me know what are your services in US.
Any training courses, laboratory equipments.


Ashkan Rashedi
Electrical Dep.
University of Tulsa