RightWON product now IEC 61850 Server + GOOSE compliant due to partnerships with COPA-DATA and COPALP

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Longueuil, QC
, Canada / Salzburg, Austria

March 22
, 2011

VIZIMAX Smart Grid Automation Platform
Certified by KEMA:

RightWON product now IEC 61850 Server +
GOOSE compliant due to partnerships with
COPA
-
DATA and COPALP

VIZIMAX, Inc., a global provider of Sma
rt Grid automation solutions,
ann
ounced today that its RightWON™

product line is now fully compliant
with IEC 61850 Server + GOOSE specifications, and that these
communication features have been certified by KEMA’s testing facilities
fo
r energy and utility industries.

The RightWON is a se
cure, modular, rugged automation
RTU/PLC/gateway/communication platform with protocol conversion that
connects circuit breakers, transformers, sensors, control and monitoring
devices at either the substation level or external entry points on
distribution a
nd transmission networks. The RightWON is field
-
upgradeable and fully configurable using I/O, LAN, WAN and state
-
of
-
the
-
art telecom Smart Plug
-
ins, including GSM/GPRS/EDGE/3G/CDMA.


VIZIMAX with its strong partnerships with COPA
-
DATA and COPALP has
succeed
ed in implementing a broad range of energy protocols on the
RightWON to support the new needs of the industry for Smart Grid
automation. “Our clients and partners required that the RightWON be
compliant to KEMA, which has incredible expertise in IEC 61850.

COPA
-
DATA’s and COPALP’s support in implementing IEC 61850 Server and
GOOSE made it possible to greatly surpass KEMA’s certification” said
Jean
-
Guy Lacombe President and CEO of VIZIMAX. These energy



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protocols include IEC 61850, DNP3, ModBus, IEC 60870, am
ong others.
Protocol conversion between ports is a standard feature.


The RightWON also leverages the COPALP’
s outstanding soft PLC,
straton®

for Linux, and is bundled with the fully IEC 61131
-
3 compliant
RightWON Configuration Suite for extensive automati
on needs, including
Web HMI design. The built
-
in SCL editor with a bottom
-
up approach
allows the RightWON platform to support all models of IEC 61850 Logical
Nodes (LNs). As a result, the RightWON fits seamlessly into any energy
application including wind
farms, solar energy, hydro
-
electricity and IED
functions.


Sized
-
to
-
fit RightWON configurations can be tailored by utilities and
system integrators to build customized applications for:




Upgrade of legacy equipment, RTUs, PLCs or existing IEDs to the
IEC 6
1850 communication standard,



Secure interconnection of Independent Private Producers (IPPs) to
the utility’s distribution network,



Rugged, all in one gateway/RTU with I/O processing for
distribution substations and pole
-
top applications,



Control and monito
ring of high voltage circuit breakers and
transformers,



Remote fault detection and automated reclose/disconnect
operations within distribution networks,



Messaging, alarms, SMS, operational data broadcast and team
management applications for power utilities
, integrators and
equipment manufacturers.



Caption:

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Thanks to support from COPA
-
DATA and COPALP, VIZIMAX
successfully achieved the certifi
cation by KEMA of its RightWON modular
automation and

communication p
latform with IEC 6185
0 Server and
GOOSE connectivity
.






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About VIZIMAX

Founded in 1988, VIZIMAX is a major independent manufacturer of
Intelligent Systems for the Smart Grid. VIZIMAX offers proven, innovative
product lines worldwide to power utilities, IPPs

and large industries. Our
clients include GE, Siemens, Alstom Grid, Schneider Electric (formerly
Areva T&D), BHEL, New York Power Authority, National Grid and Hydro
-
Québec, among others.

About KEMA

Founded in 1927, KEMA is a global provider of business an
d technical
consulting, operational support, measurement and inspection, testing and
certification for the energy and utility industry. With world headquarters in
Arnhem, the Netherlands, KEMA employs more than 1,600 professionals
globally with offices and

representatives in more than 20 countries.
KEMA’s U.S. subsidiary, KEMA Inc. is headquartered in Burlington,
Mass., and serves energy clients throughout the Americas and Caribbean.

About COPALP

Founded in 2002, COPALP’s mission is to provide software tool
s and
components for embedded systems in the field of industrial control for
customers that are looking for robustness, extreme quality, long term
working relationships, compatibility assurance and full standards
compliance. Focused on IEC 61131
-
3, COPALP’
s technology straton

is
designed for all automation solutions, from machinery and controller
manufacturers to system integrators and machine builders.

About COPA
-
DATA

COPA
-
DATA is a leading innovator for industrial automation software
based in Salzburg, Au
stria and has been developing its HMI/SCADA
technology zenon® since 1987. It was with this software that the company
brought to the market the first graphic visualization system that ran
entirely under Microsoft Windows®. COPA
-
DATA’s recently in
-
house
deve
loped IEC 61850 Server and GOOSE for implementation in Windows
applications is currently also being used by COPALP as a stack for
applications running on other operating systems such as Linux. The



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COPA
-
DATA distribution network includes offices in Austria
(for Central
Eastern Europe), France (COPALP), Germany, Italy, Korea, Portugal (for
Iberia), Sweden (for Scandinavia), the UK and the USA, as well as
partners in many countries throughout the world. COPA
-
DATA currently
employs 140 employees and works with
many internationally successful
utilities and
utility suppliers among others.




Media Contact:

Julia Angerer

Public Relations

Manager

Ing. Punzenberger COPA
-
DATA GmbH

+43 662 43 10 02
-
211

JuliaA@copadata.com

www.copadata.com