ASE 61850 Suite Release Notes

ASE 61850 Suite Release Notes

Release notes for the ASE61850 Test Set products is available in this page.


ASE 61850 Server / IED Smart

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 2.3.1 11-May-2020Feature AdditionsAbility to simulate timestamps added as a feature to enable negative tests. Timestamps can be manually set or automatically generated on a per-field basis. Also added the functionality to simulate the time quality field parameters for an IED.
Application is enabled to run remotely through terminal Eg: Using Windows Remote Desktop.

Enhancements/ Changes

GOOSE Extref mapping enabled even if source control block information is missing in SCL. Also optimized Extref error logging.
Command line argument to support unattended application launch for

automated testing.


Bug Fixes

Report Trigger options writes are updated properly in UI.
Last used folder path is saved during SCL file browsing.
Desktop short cut and start menu entries are added automatically

during installation for normal users.


 ASE 61850 SCL Manager

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 5.0.0 31-Mar-2020Enhancements/ ChangesRetaining all Private elements and namespaces from IED files during

import and SCD generation process

Added additional Ed.2.1 parameters support.
Add / Edit dataset from control block screen.
Import multiple IED files from folder and subfolders with a single click.
View and edit all IEDs’ communication addresses together – separate screens to view/edit IP, GOOSE and Sample Value addresses.
Verify uniqueness of an IP Address from Network Addressing option.
Change subnetwork of an access point.
Change access point of a goose or sampled value message.
Add Preconfigured ExtRef in the IED.
View (and edit) Services of multiple Access Points and configuration restrictions based on that.
Optional insertion of ExtRef while mapping Report to Client IED.
Report, GOOSE and SV templates to facilitate quick configuration.
Support of ServerAt Access Points.
Search option in the IED explorer pane to locate the IEDs.
Move IED to any folder for easy grouping and viewing.
Enhanced IED compare feature with percentage comparison results with option to exclude system logical node from comparison.
Export of IED comparison results.
Indicator in ExtRef mapping to see whether an input is already mapped with another data source.
Changed the licensing mode of ICD Manager license; also updated the features available in ICD Manager.
BCOM and File license support added.
Bug FixesValue initialization in Datatype sections are retained; also considering the same while resolving type definitions of IEDs.
Retaining enumeration types by renaming new Enum if name is same and content is different in the new IED file during import.
Resolved automatic renaming of FC from SP to SG if IED supports Edit Setting group functionality.
Resolved invalid merging of complex data types.
Resolved original SCL file getting edited issue when User make any changes during import.
Correction of service-based feature restrictions.
Option to clean unused Subnetworks.
Allowing reset of Internal Address and Data attribute values.
Avoid Duplication of Private elements during import.


ASE 61850 Client

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 1.5.0


Enhancements/ ChangesGOOSE Workflow Implementation with supported datatypes Dbpos, Boolean, Int, Enum.
Bottom Left Write window support for Reports functionality.
Supported more Enum for displaying in Point List, GOOSE and Reports.
OSI Parameters support from SCL file.
MMS Heartbeat, Keep-Alive for MMS and TCP settings added in


Tool verifies “Fix”, “Conf” and “Dyn” and show alert to the user before sending the request to the server. (In SCL loading Case).
Each request in write window will log in the application log
Bug FixesValidations added for Duplicate Report, Null Dataset and report id for reports functionality in the write window.
Display IED Name along with IP Address in tree view implemented for SCL file loading.
Invalid IP address connection message change while connecting through IP Address.
Providing dialogue for write window trigger options and optional fields.
Time Quality showing in the tooltip for point list, GOOSE, Reports and Write window.
Few crash issues are fixed in case of a big point list, Goose and reports



ASE 61850 Server / IED Smart

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 2.3.0


Enhancements/ ChangesPublishing of Sampled Values.
Subscription of Sampled Values.
Save Sampled Values as PCAP or COMTRADE files.
Simulation of frequency, phase angle and amplitude of SV signals.
GOOSE subscription based on ExtRef from SCL.
Option to change the Maximum/Minimum GOOSE re-transmission


Bug FixesCrash on clicking ‘View SGCB Settings’.
VLANID and some GoCB parameters are not reflecting in the transmitted GOOSE.
Dataset items are not displayed if the items are from different Logical


Parsing issues of SCL Files.
Folder selection view not visible while browsing for SCL file.


ASE 61850 SCL Manager

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 4.9.0 28-Jun-2019Enhancements/ ChangesSCL Compliance with Ed.2.1.
Signal mapping between IEDs with predefined inputs.
Optimized SCD file with reused data types across IEDs.
SCD and IED Configuration mode for different types of Users.
Bug FixesEvaluation license installation not working.
Two instances of LPHD in ICD file while creating a new IED with

one LPHD.

Issues in adding Logical Node PTOC while creating a new IED.
NamPlt.valRev value is not incremented after changing CF and DF values with valimport true.


ASE 61850 Client 

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 1.4.0 9-Apr-2019 (15-May-2019)Enhancements/ ChangesUser defined Point name for points in the point List.
Network Card Selection or switching any time.
Option to monitor selected GOOSE and Reports (like Points).
History of selected GOOSE and Report with option to view data of each


Text value display for Quality, Enumeration Points, Trigger Option and Option fields.
IED and GOOSE offline indications.
Export of GOOSE and Reports as CSV.
Selection of columns for display in different tabs.
Grid based view of Reports, GOOSE and history.
Toolbar options for common operations.
Quick access pane for data, controls and write operations.
Add to Point list from Dataset.


ASE 61850 SCL Manager 

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 4.8.1 18-Jan-2019 (21-Dec-2019)Enhancements/ ChangesExtend SSD export to all Project Types. Applied Substation topology to other profiles also and made LN filter based on project types.
For temporary inclusion of LN from other Project Types, added “Open using Other Project Types” option. User may add necessary LNs from newly selected Project types.
Addition option to fix Project SCL File which would be same as SCL Fix option during export. This allows User to fix SCL issues in project itself. Also added Force Export option if User want to import with errors.
Added option to retain previous Private Logical Nodes list already created by the user, during new installation (old template files are not overwritten).
Removed Project type selection option from Private Logical Node. This allowed Private Logical Node created in one profile to be available in other Project Types.
Synchronized LN selection option in Private Logical Nodes same a Add LN option under Logical Node Tab (instead of flat list in 4.8.0). This allows reusing of Private LNs to create new Private LNs.
Option to fix SCL errors during SCL import. This allows User to import clean file by fixing schema errors.
Multiple items delete option in Private Logical Node screen.
Create New IED has “Configure Logical Nodes” Enabled with Sub items “FALSE”.
Export schema default to Project schema so that export will automatically go through schema validation.
Added Force Export option if User want to export with errors.
Add to Point list from Dataset.
Bug Bug FixesRefreshing Private Logical Node list from SLD screen.
Originator blank XML tag issue fix in edition 2.
Resolved error while selecting all optional elements under Logical Node.


ASE 61850 SCL Manager 

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 4.8.0


Enhancements/ ChangesAdded user selectable option of the target scheme version during SCD export. Schema can be selected from 2003 – 1.4 till 2007 B3.
Option to view the assignment of IEDs Logical nodes to Substation functions in a single line diagram matrix form.
Added matrix of Input / Output signal mapping between IEDs and/or Client transmitted over data tags such as GOOSE, Sampled Value and Reports mechanism.
Tool automatically selects all dependent IEDs’ during export of SCD/ SED file and option to change subnetwork of an Access Point after the addition of IED in the project.
Added configuration support for IEC 61850 90-5 R-GOOSE & R-SV
Added configuration matching percentage display in the compare IED feature for high level comparison of data models between IEDs.
User can compare any two IEDs in the project, with percentage information of matching configurations.
Meaningful warnings of service restrictions to easily locate the relevant

service settings.

Default Configuration Mode now set to IED (user changeable), and Import type set to File System as this is the most common use case.
IEDs with name TEMPLATE will no longer be allowed to be added into project using IED Wizard, to keep the IED names unique in a project.
Optimized project saving time.
Added appropriate filters to identify Client and Server logical nodes while configuring signal exchanges between IEDs.
Evaluation license will permit all operations but restricted to 10 IEDs cumulatively within a workspace.
Bug FixesFixed issues while creating projects with “System” Type.
Fixed issues with inclusion of Edition 1 IEDs in Edition 2 Projects and vice versa when Project Type is not “Substation”.
Fixed issues while trying to Merge into Client IEDs.
Fixed issues while deleting Network Diagram when project contains


Fixed issues in Document Generator.
Missed mapping information restored in Map External Signals.
IED edition icons corrected when there are validation issues.
Restricted configuration of Invalid values for Min and Max time.
Dataset size calculation corrected for GOOSE / SV.
Exception handled when Large SCDs would cause SCD Import to fail halfway.
Exception handled when IED Tags / SLD Equipment’s was selected.


ASE 61850 Client 

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 1.3.0 15-May-2018 (1-Jan-2018)Enhancements/ ChangesSupport for IEC-61850 Ed 2.0 protocol.
Feature to import SCL file into the application.
Feature to add/remove dynamic datasets.
Ability to respond to MMS Status requests.
Option to change RptID of a particular report.
Option to set the ResvTms value for a BRCB.
Option to change dataset of a RCB.
Option to write the EntryID field of a RCB.
Option to change the file log size for the different ASE logging options.
Option to select all scanned IEDs at once for initialization process.
Bug FixesFixed the issue of Report Control Blocks in an IED having same Report ID (not a null value) which was causing the application to receive

and process only one of the Reports, if all the RCBs are enabled. Application will not allow to enable multiple reports with same RptID. Moreover, option to override the RptID has been added.

Fixed the issue of unexpected application crash if “Level-1” logs (under “Details” menu) was enabled or disabled, while the Point List tab was not visible.


ASE 61850 Server / IED Smart

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 2.2.1 2-May-2018Bug FixesFixed the issue of trial license failure when other ASE applications are running along with ASE 61850 IED Smart.
Fixed the issue of GOOSE messages being published with unknown source Mac-Id.


ASE 61850 SCL Manager

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 4.7.1 28-Jul-2017Enhancements/ ChangesAdded option to add Client IED.
Added service tracking in Ed.2 IED.
Added option to clone Logical Devices.
Bug FixesResolved the bug causing failure while adding Logical Nodes in Ed.1.



ASE 61850 Client

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 1.2.0


Enhancements/ ChangesOption to Associate with an IED in case of connection failure.
Feature to enable/disable “Resv” bit option for an un-buffered report from the Report View dialog box.
Addition of dataset information for individual RCBs in the View Reports dialog box.
Feature to enable/disable polling for the points already added to the

point list.

Addition of a separate logging tab for polling responses.
Addition of update notification feature.
Addition of IEC-61850 protocol compliant control operations.
Feature to log point list changes into a file.
Feature to specify different OSI parameters for connection to the IEDs which do not use default OSI parameters.
Improved GOOSE subscription performance.
Bug FixesFixed the issue of illegal time stamp format that could be specified by the user in the user options dialog box.
Fixed the issue of Device scan is not stopping as soon as the scan for all the available IPs in the network is completed.


ASE 61850 Server / IED Smart 

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 2.2.0


Enhancements/ ChangesAdded 61850 Edition 2 support to load edition 2 scl files. Previously only Edition 1 files were loading.


ASE 61850 Client

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 1.1.0


Enhancements/ ChangesFlexibility to hide/unhide columns in the Point List.
User Option to define the time period for which a point row remains highlighted when point data is updated.
User Option to set the highlight colors used when a new row is added to the point list as well as when a row in the point list is updated with new data.
Addition of GOOSE and Report time stamp columns to the point list for better differentiation between the time of entry of a GOOSE or Report and the node time stamp.
Increase in the number of tags supported from 32767 to 300000, which in turn will allow the ASE 61850 Client to initialize larger IED configuration.
Optimization of Device Initialization process to reduce time taken for initializing large IEDs.
Increase in the number of simultaneous connections to different IEDs

from 4 to 255.

Bug FixesFixed the unwanted behavior issues when starting new instance (New) or the saved instance (Open).
Fixed updating report in the Point List Data Panel which is generated by a change in the time stamp value as well.
Fixed the issues of unnecessarily updating dataset elements in the GOOSE dataset whose values have not been changed.
Fixed updating quality value in the Point List if the incoming GOOSE dataset has quality tag as element.
Fixed crashing of the application if it is initializing a device configured with null data set in the RCB.


ASE 61850 SCL Manager

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 4.7.0 23-Sep-2016Enhancements/ ChangesUpdated About window.
Modified evaluation licensing.
SCL Manager interaction with System Configuration Tools.
Easy Identification of LNs linked to SLD Objects.
Linked SLD functions to IED.
View services supported by IED.
SSD Reimport/Merge with selective accept of differences.
Mapping ClientLN from Reports.
IED Name mapping from GOOSE/SV.
Automatic signal mapping from to ExtRef from Control blocks.
Restricts operations based on Services and Engineering Rights.
Valkind handling.
ICD/IID Reimport with selective accept of differences.
SED Reimport/Merging with selective accept of differences.
Implemented Sentinel Licensing.
Tab based view for IED Configuration and Service configuration.
Imposing restrictions based on service settings while configuring IED.
Auto insertion of connection node in SLD while connecting two entities.
x y coordinates handling for SLD
Array (ix) handling for harmonics and other array data in FCDA element (only Edition2.0) and DAI, SDI elements.
IED data model comparison.
Improved document generation with substation details, IED details and network diagram.
Supports network diagram drawing with HMI, Protocol gateway, Router, Switch etc.
Added SCL validation using SCL schema version1.6 and 3.1.
Supports two evaluation mode for SCL Manager. Mode 1 should have a limitation in number of IEDs to be added in the workspace while it provides unlimited features (Save and Export option are available in

this mode). Mode 2 should have limited features and there won’t be any

limitation in the number of IEDs to be added in workspace.

Dot Net Framework requirement for SCL Manager is upgraded to the version 3.5.0. Windows 64bit compatibility.
A compact installation package and a full installation package is provided. Full installation package consists of Set up for SQL 2005 server Express and dot net framework 2.0.


Version 4.7.0 23-Sep-2016Enhancements/ ChangesWhile creating a new project or creating a new IED into the project the user will be asked to enter the SCL Version details namely, “IEC61850 Ed.1 (SCL Version 2)” and “IEC61850 Ed.2 (SCL Version 3)”.
Validation of SCL with different schema versions. This won’t be applicable to right click – validate option. If user click “Validate SCL” button in the tool bar, an additional window with.

1.     Folder Browse window

2.     Version Selector Drop down should be available.

Drop down entries shall be

1.           SCL Version 1.4

2.           SCL Version 2.0

3.           SCL Version 3.0

For the project validation from the project explorer, the schema validation is based on Schema version 2. The validation done while importing the SCD and ICD files are done with respect to Schema version 2.
Default schema version while adding Project is “IEC61850 Ed.1 (SCL Version 2)”. Old Projects should be loaded with IEC61850 Ed.1 (SCL Version 2) as default schema version.
The IED Wizard now doesn’t show the default start page, instead its starts with asking user to select one from the three ways to add IED (“Create New IED”, “From IED Database” and “Import from File System”).
Adding an IED from the Tree view is now through the IED wizard
Application Mode: Application can be run in compact mode as well as in standard mode. Mode will be determined from the installed license.
Pan and Zoom view: Added outline and zoom view for easy and size SLD drawing.
Log Control Block (LCB): Option for adding the LCBs included
Drawing Component: Added graphical component with enhanced drawing options.
Provision for adding/linking existing LN into the substation elements.
Toolbox: Replaced the old toolbox with more dynamic toolbox. Toolbox elements and its icon images are taken from the XML.
Save file: The output will have two files. One with standard extension and the other with *.SCL extension. SCL file will have all the standard tags and the private tags which will have the information of the substation coordinates
XML Editor: Added XML editor module for viewing and editing of the SCL XML file.
Private Data Management: Added private data managing option to add, edit and include private data into an SCD/ICD file.
New save format: Added option to save the output XML in Unicode Transformation Format (UTF-8) and UTF-16 formats.
Validate: Added option to validate the current project SCD/ICD file, while working on it.
Client LN: Report Control Block (RCB) can now pre-configure, all the client LN from which report is going to enable through Client LN.
Multiple inclusion of DO’s: Inclusion of multiple DO instance option for all optional DO’s in generic LNs (GGIO, GAPC).
Dataset Configuration: Simplification in the Dataset configuration, like configure all FCD/FCDA along with its Dataset. Drag and drop option for FCDA’s have been included.


Version 4.7.0 23-Sep-2016Enhancements/ ChangesLN addition and linking: Provided LN adding and linking options in the graphical view, by displaying all the LNs that can be linked from the SCD file.
Copy Paste options: Enhanced cut/copy/paste options in the Graphical view. Substation elements can be cloned.
Control Model Editing: Provided control model editing option. Control model editing will now prompt for creation of new LN type or for change in all instances of the LN Type.
ICD Combine/ Import: Enables the user to import the pre-configured ICD files to configure SCD or CID files.
Generate data tag: Enables user to create Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS) tags for the loaded SCL file. User can also have the list of substation equipments with in the same file of the MMS tags or with other file.
Map external signal: This enables the user to map any signals coming to the IED to the corresponding internal address. The internal address can be any IED specific address or a MMS tag itself.
Tree based configuration: Enables user to configure the total SCL (Substation configuration language) file including substation, IED, and communication tags.
Graphical substation configuration: Graphical configuration of the substation include drawing substation, voltage level, bays, different orientation of conducting equipment, connectivity node and including horizontal and vertical bus bars.
Toolbox for the graphical elements: Toolbox contains different representation of the substation elements with different orientations.
SCL File validation: Validation of the SCL file with schema version 1.4.


ASE 61850 Server / IED Smart 

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 2.1.0


Enhancements/ ChangesUpdate About window.
Added Sentinel licensing.
Added CSV simulation.
Added Script based simulations
User can load SCL/ICD/CID files which follows standard IEC61850 schema to simulate server configurations.
Multiple domain support inside an IED.
Tree view of the IEC 61850 variables.
GOOSE publisher as per SCL GOOSE control blocks.
GOOSE subscription as per SCL GOOSE control blocks and CID’s

private information.

User can view Settings Group Control Block (SGCB) information.
Network card selection from the available list of Ids for GOOSE.
Event generation for the user configured IEC 61850 variables.
Added more logging options.
Bug FixesFixed issues with SCL parsing module.


ASE 61850 Client 

Release Version / Build DateDescription / Links
Version 1.0.1


Enhancements/ ChangesPermanent Licensing Added.
Bug FixesCorrected Trial License request instructions.
Updated license information display.



ASE 61850 SCL Manager
Version 4.7.0

Release Notes – SCL-Manager-4.7.0_Release-Notes_Version-4.7.0.pdf

ASE 61850 IED Smart
Version 2.1.0

Release Notes – IEDSmart-Release-Notes-Version-2.1.0.pdf