Friday, April 13, 2018

Configuration Description Language for Extensions for Human Machine Interfaces

IEC TC 57 just published a very interesting committee draft for machine support of automatic mapping the SCL models to HMIs:

IEC 61850 (57/1984/CD):
Communication networks and systems for power utility automation –
Part 6-2: Configuration description language for extensions for human machine interfaces

Closing date for comments: 2018-06-01 

"This International Standard describes how the graphical components and their interactions
found within HMI applications are to be described using the Graphical Configuration
Language (GCL) and the HMI Configuration Language (HCL). It will describe how the
graphical elements – described in GCL – are to be bounded to the IEC 61850 elements
defined by IEC 61850’s System Configuration Language (SCL). ..."

The following excerpt from the CD gives an impression on how the HMI configuration is intended to be automatically derived (supported) by a new graphical configuration namespace:

Wow, this is really a major step forward!

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