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Kalki releases SubStation Gateways to link various protocols

September 142006
September 14, 2006 - KSGL family of protocol converters are are field proven and secure solutions for protocol communication integration and translation requirements for the Industrial Automation, Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Oil & Gas, Utilities, AMR, Remote Monitoring applications. Our products enable you to deploy standards based field-proven utility communication solutions with secure communication options quickly and cost-effectively.

Automation Systems currently need to support new and high speed standards like IEC 61850, DNP3, IEC 104, ICCP and integrate in a secure manner with central control centers, local control centers, remote monitoring stations, data concentration centers, local and national grids and at the same time be able to talk within the local sub-system on standards like IEC 60870-5-103, DNP3, Modbus, SPA, Courier, DLMS/IEC 62056, Ethernet IP, DH+, ControlNet, SRTP, GSM and various other proprietary and standard protocols. Kalki Protocol Converters and Gateways provide you with a unique and cost effective solution to achieve your sub-station modernization requirements and utility communication security requirements in a standards based manner.

The KSGL and KPG Platforms support the following functions:
  • Protocol Converter - Convert standard or proprietary device protocols to control center protocols such as DNP3, IEC 60870-5-101/103/104, IEC 61850 (UCA 2.0), Courier, SPA, Modbus etc.,: one-to-one, one-to-many or many-to-many options supported
  • Data Concentrator - Collect data from all substation devices, using standard and proprietary protocol, and make it available to control centers and the local HMI, using LAN, WAN, serial connections and GSM/GPRS/PSTN modems on one or two standard protocols. KSGL support's up-to 50000 points and the KPG family supports upwards of 250000 points..
  • Serial Port Pass-Through - Use the KSGL or KPG to connect to any substation device for settings, remote maintenance, monitoring and control using the IED's Proprietary Software. Have native support for Areva S1 and ABB CAP 501 and SMS.
  • GPRS/GSM/PSTN/RF - KSGL supports communication over GPRS, GSM, PSTN and Radio for Distribution Automation requirements, including interfacing RMU, Feeder RTU, Transformer Monitoring and similar applications.
  • Security Adapter - KSGL/S product act as a security adapter complying with FIPS 140-2 specifications of NIST, supporting AES, 3DES and SSL Support. This enables two KSGL units to communicate in a secured manner over standard protocols over a public communication networks or similar technologies.
  • Device Server - KSGL family of products can also be configured to act as a device server, thereby providing multiple serial ports over its Ethernet. This enables multi-mastering or redundancy configurations across a distributed network with less number of serial ports and also the possibility of connecting proprietary configuration software on these Device Server Ports.

    Protocol Gateway Models
    Model Name
    KPG (Expansion)

    Sub-Station & Protocol Gateway Protocol Support (Category S)
    Protocol Name
    IEC 60870-5-101
    IEC 60870-5-103
    IEC 60870-5-104
    IEC 61850
    DNP3 Serial

    Category S Protocols are default available and does not require any special charge. 2 Protocol Components are included free with all converters. Additional protocol component in the same unit cost USD 75 per protocol per unit. Category C protocols require one-time license and implementation fee. Security and Device Server Pricing, please contact us.

    The gateway comes with a EasyConnect Configuration and Diagnostic's software. The same can be downloaded from our download site for evaluation. These tools are easy to use and offer both local and remote access to the gateway configuration, security settings, log files, communication traces, and system statistics.

    KSGL is an integration platform that can be deployed in your existing sub-stations to connect your existing sub-station IED's and relays to newer sub-station control systems, for RMU automation and pole top communications, as data concentration equipment in distribution automation applications, as data concentrators in industrial automation applications, for pipe-line monitoring applications and so on. The KSGL/KPG supports protocols like IEC 60870-5-101, IEC 60870-5-104, DLMS, IEC 62056, IEC 60870-5-103, IEC 61850, UCA 2.0, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP etc., and also can be configured to support proprietary interfaces like ABB SPA, Alstom Courier and other vendor specific protocols. The sub-station gateway supports expandable serial and Ethernet interfaces to support a multitude of devices to your latest control systems in substation.

    Telemetry Protocol Converter and Gateway
    Kalki Technologies Protocol Converter and Gateway supports Ethernet and serial communication channels and a large software library of Utility/Telemetry communication protocols. It provides cost-effective support for a wide array of protocol and data transport applications common in the Utility communications and Industrial communications. It also supports enterprise integration schema's supporting XML interchange. These include operating as protocol gateway from your legacy system's to a modern control center, as data concentrator's and adding dual-port capability to a single-ported for settings and multi-master reporting. The KPG family of Gateway's are custom built and support upto 128 serial ports.

    The protocol gateway supports protocols like:

    Category C Protocols
    (Available on Special Request, and requires one-time license fee)

    • UCA2.0
    • MMS (ISO 9506)
    • Modbus ASCII
    • ABB RP570
    • Custom Protocols on request