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IEC 60870–5 is a protocol standard for telecontrol, teleprotection, and other telecommunication functions for electric power systems.
IEC 60870–5‑104 (short IEC104) is a companion standard defining how to extend the IEC 60870–5‑101 protocol to gain network access using standard transport profiles.
DLMS/COSEM (or IEC 62056) is the main global standard for smart energy metering, control and management. It includes specifications for media-specific communication profiles, an object-oriented data model and an application layer protocol.
Modbus is a communications protocol based on master/slave (RTU) or client/server (TCP/IP) architectures that can operate on the 1st, 2nd, 7th level of the OSI Model.
Originally designed in 1979 by Modicon for its range of PLCs, it is now a de facto standard communications protocol in the industry, becomming the most widely available protocol for the connection of industrial electronic devices.
Distributed Network Protocol 3 (DNP3) is a set of communications protocols used between components for automation systems in electric, industrial and water sectors.
It is a key protocol in SCADA systems, where it is primarily used for communications between a master station and RTUs or IEDs.
ICCP (Inter-Control Center Communications Protocol) is a standard protocol for communications between control centers, which is part of the IEC 60870–6 standard under the name of TASE.2 Telecontrol Application Service Element 2.
It is being used around the world to exchange data over wide area networks (WANs) between grid operators, utilities, virtual power plants, regional control centers and other generators.
PROFIBUS (Process Field Bus) is an open standard for fieldbus communications in industrial automation systems that was first promoted in Germany in 1989.
The now most commonly found “Profibus DP” provides simple communications between Profibus masters and their remote I/O slaves.
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