Not only are conventional network monitoring systems ill-suited to the task of optimally capturing, storing and interpreting vast amounts of data in these networks, but these systems are also expensive. Smart grid operators need a new, precise and cost-effective solution that can be tuned to the requirements of unique medium-voltage energy sources.
To overcome these challenges, Ovarro has developed control technology that makes it possible to manage smart grids productively, energy-efficiently, securely and with higher levels of quality of service (QoS). An RTU can capture, store and interpret vast amounts of data from physical assets on a network. Over the years, RTUs have become a critical part of most power generation and distribution operations, and will be essential to today's and tomorrow’s smart grids.
Recognising the advantages of RTUs for smart grids, Ovarro has developed the Datawatt Smart Grid (DSG) series — designed for operation in the water, energy and industrial markets. The DSG operates under two main principles, flexibility and maximum security, to handle the unique and variable requirements typical of low- or medium-voltage networks.
Flexible characteristics of the DSG include its ability to implement a variety of protocols in real-time, including IEC104, COAP, and Modbus with other protocols available on request.
New protocols can be created easily created through the Linux operating platform and C# programming language, while programmable logic controller (PLC) programs can also be made with the latest standard from Codesys based on IEC61131-3, the standard industrial protocol for control programs used by many national and international organisations.