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IEC61850Li® - Lite implementations

The free evaluation DLL for an IEC 61850 (IEC 61400-25) as a Starter Kit for Client/Server and Publisher/Subscriber
is now available

NEW C# Client with more functions (2011-02-23)
Click HERE for more information on the new C# application.

A FREE IEC 61850/61400-25 Evaluation/Starter Kit is now available for immediate download and use. The wait for a FREE IEC 61850/61400-25 Evaluation/Starter Kit is over - here it is for immediate use.

SystemCorp (Perth, Australia) and NettedAutomation offer an IEC 61850/61400-25 DLL (Dynamic Link Library) and three Application examples using the DLL (PIS10.dll; providing a simple stack API):

  • C Server Application (simple Console) 
  • C Client Application (simple Console) 
  • C#/.Net Client Application (runs under XP, Vista, Windows 7)

The Kit contains executable software and the source code of the C and .Net Applications (projects) as well as "Getting started manuals". The PIS10.dll is based on the IEC 61850 stack developed by SystemCorp. The client and server (publisher/subscriber - GOOSE) run on one machine or on different machines as depicted below:

You can use these source code of the application examples and modify them according to your needs. The configuration of the Server AND the Client done by ICD files (according to IEC 61850-6, SCL) - no need for self-description; the model is build at start time. This client/Server package is applicable for M2M (machine to machine) communication. The IEDScout could be used as a Browser-Client as well. Modified applications would require a modified ICD file as well. The "ICD Designer" - a tool to design ICD files - will be available within a week or so.

The services supported are: Association, GetDataObjectValues, SetDataObjectValues, Control, Reporting, GOOSE, ... Click HERE to download the PICS: services supported by the PIS10-Stack.

Click HERE to download the
IEC 61850/61400-25 Evaluation/Starter Kit (total 5 files).

Click HERE to download the readme.txt only.

Click HERE to download the "Getting started DLL..." only.

The Kit comprises first a readme.txt file and four (4) zip files - each file can be downloaded individually;
You need at least the <<Console-Server-Client_2010-08-31>> to get the server; to run the client with another server you need to change the ICD file accordingly.
IF you have an Account for downloading content from then you can use your email address and password. If you have forgotten the password, just enter your email address in the field "Email (required)" and click on the button "I agree ... continue" at the end - you will receive your password. Or just enter your email and further information and you will receive a password immediately.


Additional information and tool usefull for understanding the communication between Client and Server and GOOSE messages exchanged:

  • Click HERE (Chose "Save under"; remove .pdf; replace "_pcap" by ".pcap") ... open the trace file of a complete session of the communication between an IEC 61850 Client and Server using the MMS with Wireshark networkanalyzer (former: MMS Ethereal).
  • Click HERE to visit the Wireshark website to download the free Wireshark networkanalyzer to trace and analayze messages exchanged between IEC 61850 devices (MM, GOOSE and SMV).

NettedAutomation GmbH offers new services for the integration of the PIS10 stack (DLL, ...) into your application Support will be provided by our experienced application programmer: Andreas Pfefferle. Andreas is familiar with Substation Automation, RTUs, IEC 60870-5-10x, protocol integration, ... SystemCorp PIS10-Stack API and many other power utility applications.


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