According to the Moore’s law, the complexity of integrated circuits doubles every 18 months with their price remaining constant. What is in this law for SCADA and MES systems?
The title of this article intentionally omitts what upgrade is being considered. Do you want to deploy a new D2000 version onto existing hardware? Or are you preparing a generational change of hardware or switching to virtualized servers in the ICT environment after four (six, eight ... sometimes ten) years? There are multiple possible scenarios - let's look at the complications with testing.
From the point of view of Winter Time -> Summer Time -> Winter Time transitions, the periodic actions are interesting. What does „every eight hours“ mean? When going to Summer Time, is it 0:00, 8:00, 16:00 or 0:00, 9:00, 17:00? What is good?
Before answering this question, let's take a look at how the time is represented in D2000.
How does time work in D2000? What is its internal representation? Does D2000 support different time zones or summer/winter time? This article attempts to explain some of the trickery of work with time using the lectures of Boris Čonto, who is Head of D2000 department. His lectures entitled "Work with D2000 Time" took place during Friday's workshops.
Today we are going to write about a protocol which basically doesn´t do anything. :)
You´ll learn what you can use it for and the reason this protocol was created for.
Generic User Protocol was implemented in D2000 in the year 2015. The idea of its use is pretty straightforward. Let´s imagine one of the simple protocols, which producers of different single-purpose devices create for communication with such a device. And then, let’s imagine that we need to communicate with this device from D2000.
Experience and benefits of gas flow optimization methods in NAFTA a.s.
Only a few companies using a real-time technology solutions have test environments for the SCADA, MES or ETRM systems. Creating ETRM environment (e.g. our SELT system – System for Electricity trading on Liberated Market) is quite easy since it is mainly a database-based system, so you can duplicate the database and application server and restrict the test systems´s data connections to the environment (e-mail, web services etc.)...though if ETRM is connected to other real-time trading platforms, it may not be so easy even here.
Smart meter devices are becoming a reality and a standard in the energy sector. Legislation that has made a duty from a logical need also requires from Distributor Operators to use the "Intelligent Measurement System" (IMS short). Ipesoft has prepared the second generation of its Ipesoft IMS solutions for distribution system operators, especially with regard to scalability, both for the needs of small as well as large systems.
On April 26, 2018, the first this year's D2000 Information Workshop was held at Ipesoft's premises.