Friday, March 28, 2014

Be Smart – See IEC 60870-5-104 and IEC 61850 in Action at the Hannover Messe 2014

The Hannover Messe 2014 will continue to offer mature solutions for many needs in the power delivery system – generation, transmission, distribution, usage, … in the public grids as well as in production facilities, ships, harbors, transportation, … Energy is all over! Without energy I could not write this post … nobody would receive the crucial message for a meeting in Hannover.

What you could see there, is described by Günther H. Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy in his welcome message of the brochure for the “Smart Grids Forum” :

“ … The critical importance of smart grids is reflected in the Smart Grids display area [Hall 13, stand C35] stand at HANNOVER MESSE’s Energy show. The display area presents technologies that can intelligently integrate and … The Smart Grids display area at HANNOVER MESSE facilitates this dialogue and knowledge-sharing with key input from noted experts from industry, the energy sector, science, research and government. It is my pleasure as EU Commissioner for Energy to take over the patronage of the Smart Grids 2014 and I wish all partners stimulating and profitable discussions at this important exhibition area of the HANNOVER MESSE.”

Some 50 speeches will open your eyes for the needs and solutions. Well known experts from all over will present and discuss the Smart Grid from different perspectives.

Click HERE for the Brochure on the Smart Grid Exclusive themed presentations.

There is also an integrated exhibition of companies that present the latest solutions for smart(er) grids. One of them is Beck IPC at booth C35/7 – just next to the Forum.

Beck IPC and NettedAutomation show the latest developments in using cloud computing, portal for energy applications, smart controller devices supporting Logic, Modbus, M-Bus, IEC 60870-5-104/101, DNP3, IEC61850, IEC 61400-25, … to build highly integrated and distributed applications including gateways between all solutions:


The easiest solution is to use a WEB-PLC and manage the signals to be communicated by the various appropriate communication protocols:


Click HERE for an introduction to the use of the WEB-PLC for the above protocols [pdf] with the title:

"The Beautiful Simplicity of the Integration of Modbus, DNP3, IEC 60870-5-104, and IEC 61850 into a powerful WEB-PLC operating on an Embedded Controller"

Click HERE for an overview on IEC 61850 supporting solutions.

I look forward to meeting you at the Hannover Messe Hall 13, Booth C35/7.

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