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Siemens upgrades Ruggedcom Elan software suite

Siemens upgrades Ruggedcom Elan software suite

June 8, 2016 - Siemens has upgraded its Ruggedcom Elan software suite to include a range of new functions. Elan enables protocol conversion and data concentration within SCADA networks. The latest version 8.5 offers enhanced usability and even greater stability.

Elan is a Linux-based software suite designed to enable the conversion of protocols on different levels – and so facilitate communication from the substation to the control center and into the enterprise. This provides users with reliable access to data from intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) within a utility. The new version 8.5 offers a range of new functions. The router page in the Maestro configuration tool has been completely reconfigured, improving both usability and stability. Elan now supports the IEC61850 MMS client protocol when running on the Ruggedcom RX1400. This allows properties of the IEC61850 MMS with remote capability to be configured in the Maestro configuration tool. Version 8.5 also offers a new feature called Listen Mode, which allows users to safely replace or upgrade their Scada (supervisory control and data acquisition) master system. Listen mode allows deployment and commissioning of a new Scada master without impacting the existing legacy system. This means that while a new Scada system is being deployed, tested or checked, users are no longer required to decommission the previous system. Elan Version 8.5 is compliant with the Distributed Network Protocol DNP3, Level 2.

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