IEC 61850 Testset

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The ASE61850 IEC61850 Protocol Testset is a Windows-based application designed to meet all your IEC 61850 testing, troubleshooting and compliance needs. With look and feel and features similar to ASE 2000, ASE61850 enable technicians to easily troubleshoot any problems in an IEC 61850 Substation.

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The ASE61850 Testset is a Windows tool that enables O&M (operations and maintenance) of IEC61850 Stations and IEDs with testing, monitoring, and control features. It can act as an IEC61850 Client and Server, supporting up to Ed2.0 features. It can scan networks or load engineering models, identify, connect, and discover IED data models and monitor and control their states. It supports a rich feature set of IEC61850 services and models including Reports, GOOSE and Dynamic Datasets

Key Features

Easy Start – The ASE61850 Testset continues ASE’s philosophy of lightning-quick access to your test operations, as exemplified in the flagship ASE2000 Testset product. You can scan a network, discover and initialize IEDs and be ready to monitor point data in as few as 3 clicks! At the same time, the tool provides powerful features under the hood for a more studied test environment setup – load models and data from SCL files, pick from Access Points, detect connection errors, correct or overwrite address parameters from the original SCL data view and modify reporting parameters and so on.

Monitor Data – The point list provides focused monitoring of data points of interest with color highlighting of value and quality changes, one-click history of selected point with chronology as well as source of the data – whether read, reported or arrived as a GOOSE. Monitored history records can be exported to file.

Eliminate browsing long Trees of data – The tool organizes the most accessed data collections from your target IEDs conveniently at the IED level, eliminating the need to drill down through multiple levels of the IEC61850 hierarchy just to tag a point. The collections include all Datasets (configured as well as Dynamically created), Reports, and GOOSE controls. Pick Points, Reports, and GOOSE directly from these collections to instantly set up monitoring and logging of your selections.

Quick Statistics and Analysis – Real-time updating counters for reads, reports, and GOOSE bring issues to your attention quickly, enabling you to go to the appropriate tab. All history logs including Points, Report, and GOOSE histories support filtering and logging data for analysis. Activity logs are also similarly available.

Bulk Reports Wizard – A dedicated pane for handling multiple report control block parameterization provides options to view all report params together and setup values for RptIDs, trigger options, and all RCB options and then set and enable them in a click.

Control Wizard – Another dedicated screen provides full control features for all 4 control models supported in IEC61850. Users can opt to automate the SBO workflow with a single button click or perform individually – for example for negative tests like operate timeout simulations. Return codes are displayed with interpreted values including the AddCause values returned for Enhanced Security control models. All actions are logged for detailed analysis.

Adding IEDs

Adding the IEDs you want to test is as easy as 1-2-3, with options for when you are online in the substation or offline at your desk.

1  Scan Network – scans all connected network interfaces and IP addresses and specifically identifies IEC61850 servers, not just any IP devices on the network
2  Add IP Address – when you know the device you want to test, just enter its address and the Testset initializes and discovers the data-model
3  Load SCD/CID/ICD… and all those other 3-letter acronym files. The IEC61850 TestSet stores a snapshot of every SCL file you use in its internal repository, enabling quick reinitialization on restarting, eliminating the need to search for your files

No matter how you add the IED, just check the box next to it and see it initialize and appear in the devices tree in the Selected tab

User Options and Preferences

The tool provides a rich palette of setting options to customize the Look & Feel as well as the default behavior of the tool.

 

 

Point Data Monitoring

Adding points to the Points List tab can be performed at a click from anywhere in the data model. For your convenience it is now possible to add them from the DataSets Collections organized under the IED Node, saving you the effort of browsing the trees to locate the data points. Point data in the Point List is scanned automatically at the frequency set in the User Options and additionally updates on new values in reports and GOOSE. Scanning can be turned off per-point (or for all points in the list) using a checkbox. This helps when narrowing down an issue that arrives via a specific source only. Point List updates are helpfully highlighted for a few seconds (durations and colors are again configurable in User Options) Clicking any row in the Point List provides a chronologically ordered history of point value updates with selectable and sortable columns. The history can also be exported to file.

 

Dynamic Datasets

ASE61850 TestSet also supports runtime creation and deletion of Datasets, both in persistent and non-persistent mode. Dynamic Datasets creation wizard can be launched from the Main Menu bar and cause a new Collection “Dynamic Datasets” to appear under the IED Node (if this is the first Dynamic Dataset in the project) populated with the newly created Dataset(s)

Diagnostic and Point Logging

The TestSet provides configurable logs for Diagnostics at the interface and IEC61850 activity level, as well as Point change logs saved to CSV files

 

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ASE61850 Family Release Notes

ASE61850 Test Set

Release Version / Build Date   Description / Links
IEC61850 Test Set
Version 1.6.0
1-July-2020
Feature Additions Analyze GOOSE from Merging Units / IEDs that do not support MMS (IEC61850-8-1) communication
Direct access of Reports / GOOSE / Datasets under IED
 

 

Enhancements/ Changes

User configurable names for discovered IDs
Quick initialization of IEDs through discover and SCL via improved “Configure IEDs” option
Stores SCL files for IEDs in tool folders for quick access later
Quick Report Enabling from Write pane under the SCL tree
“Show All” option under GOOSE and Reports history
Selection of access points under SCL now supported (MMS and GOOSE)
Improved color indications for disconnected IEDs and failed GOOSE
Added time quality display
Quick access of OSI parameters from IP address field for each IED
Support for Subscription license
 

 

Bug Fixes

Report Trigger options write are updated properly in UI.
The 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.

ASE61850 IEC 61850 Protocol Simulator / IED Smart

Release Version / Build Date   Description / Links
IEC 61850 Protocol Simulator / IED Smart Version 2.3.1
11-May-2020
Feature Additions Ability to simulate timestamps added as a feature to enable negative tests. Timestamps can be manually set or automatically generated on a per-field basis. 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.
The command-line argument to support unattended application launch for

 

automated testing.

 

 

Bug Fixes

Report Trigger options write are updated properly in UI.
The 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.

 

ASE61850 IEC 61850 Protocol Testset – Client Operations

Release Version / Build Date   Description / Links
IEC 61850 Protocol Testset Version 1.5.0
25-Nov-2019
Enhancements/ Changes GOOSE 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 the SCL file.
MMS Heartbeat, Keep-Alive for MMS and TCP settings added in

 

options.

The tool verifies “Fix”, “Conf” and “Dyn” and shows 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 Fixes Validations 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 addresses 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

 

selection.

 

ASE61850 IEC 61850 Protocol Simulator / IED Smart

Release Version / Build Date   Description / Links
IEC 61850 Protocol Simulator Version 2.3.0
21-Aug-2019
Enhancements/ Changes Publishing 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

 

intervals.

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

 

Devices.

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

 

ASE61850 IEC 61850 Protocol Testset – Client Operations 

Release Version / Build Date   Description / Links
IEC 61850 Protocol Testset Version 1.4.0
9-Apr-2019 (15-May-2019
)
Enhancements/ Changes User-defined Point name for points in the point List.
Network Card Selection or switching at any time.
Option to monitor selected GOOSE and Reports (like Points).
History of selected GOOSE and Report with the option to view data of each

 

instance.

Text value display for Quality, Enumeration Points, Trigger Option, and Options 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.

 

ASE61850 IEC 61850 Protocol Testset – Client Operations 

Release Version / Build Date   Description / Links
IEC 61850 Protocol Testset  Version 1.3.0
15-May-2018 (1-Jan-2018)
Enhancements/ Changes Support for IEC-61850 Ed 2.0 protocol.
Feature to import the SCL file into the application.
Feature to add/remove dynamic datasets.
Ability to respond to MMS Status requests.
Option to change the RptID of a particular report.
Option to set the ResvTms value for a BRCB.
Option to change dataset of an RCB.
Option to write the EntryID field of an RCB.
Option to change the file log size for the different ASE logging options.
Option to select all scanned IEDs at once for the initialization process.
Bug Fixes Fixed 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. The application will not allow enabling multiple reports with the same RptID. Moreover, the 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.

 

ASE61850 IEC 61850 Protocol Simulator / IED Smart

Release Version / Build Date   Description / Links
IEC 61850 Protocol Simulator Version 2.2.1
2-May-2018
Bug Fixes Fixed 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.

 

ASE61850 IEC 61850 Protocol Testset – Client Operations

Release Version / Build Date   Description / Links
IEC 61850 Protocol Testset Version 1.2.0
27-Jul-2017
Enhancements/ Changes Option to Associate with an IED in case of connection failure.
Feature to enable/disable the “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 Fixes Fixed the issue of illegal timestamp 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.

 

ASE61850 IEC 61850 Protocol Simulator / IED Smart 

Release Version / Build Date   Description / Links
IEC 61850 Protocol Simulator Version 2.2.0
23-Jun-2017
Enhancements/ Changes Added 61850 Edition 2 support to load edition 2 scl files. Previously only Edition 1 files were loading.

 

ASE61850 IEC 61850 Protocol Testset – Client Operations

Release Version / Build Date   Description / Links
IEC 61850 Protocol Testset Version 1.1.0
14-Jun-2017
Enhancements/ Changes Flexibility 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 timestamp columns to the point list for better differentiation between the time of the 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 the time taken for initializing large IEDs.
Increase in the number of simultaneous connections to different IEDs

 

from 4 to 255.

Bug Fixes Fixed the unwanted behavior issues when starting a 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 the quality value in the Point List if the incoming GOOSE dataset has a quality tag as an element.
Fixed crashing of the application if it is initializing a device configured with the null data set in the RCB.

 

ASE61850 IEC 61850 Protocol Simulator / IED Smart 

Release Version / Build Date   Description / Links
IEC 61850 Protocol Simulator Version 2.1.0
23-Sep-2016
Enhancements/ Changes Update About window.
Added Sentinel licensing.
Added CSV simulation.
Added Script-based simulations
User can load SCL/ICD/CID files which follow 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.

Users 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 Fixes Fixed issues with the SCL parsing module.

 

ASE61850 IEC 61850 Protocol Testset – Client Operations 

Release Version / Build Date   Description / Links
IEC 61850 Protocol Testset Version 1.0.1
28-Mar-2016
Enhancements/ Changes Permanent Licensing Added.
Bug Fixes Corrected Trial License request instructions.
Updated license information display.