Protocol Integration and Conversion Framework

ASE / Kalkitech’s Protocol Integration services enable OEM’s, System Integrators, Utilities and Industrial customers with a set of consulting, development and integration services to enable to modernize their legacy infrastructure and support standard protocols, implement security features and integrate into Cloud Services like AWS, Azure or Google Cloud for IoT enablement. With over 35+ years of experience and having developed / integrated 100+ protocols and the experience of building and operating IoT SaaS solution on AWS, we are uniquely positioned to help our customers with their protocol integration, migration and digital transformation goals.

Our Protocol Integration Services consist of broadly three set of services.

  • Utility & Industrial Integration Services
  • Smart Meter Protocol Implementation and Certification Support
  • Meter head end and data concentrator design and Implementation

Utility and Industrial Protocol Integration Services

We have extensive experience in managing the life cycle of utility and industrial protocols like DNP3, Modbus, OPC UA, IEC 61850, IEC 101 /104 and numerous legacy protocols. Our consulting services help customers with being faster to market and more responsive to customer requests for change or adaptation of their existing infrastructure and migration needs. We hand hold our customers through planning, design, testing, validation, roll out and post roll out maintenance and life cycle management of your protocol implementations including answering security related questions and defining security strategies for the future.

 

Smart Meter Protocol Implementation and certification support

A common challenge faced by the industry is the need for an integrated metering protocol framework that is capable of performing across diverse customer platforms with differing price, performance and compliance requirements. ASE / Kalkitech has leveraged its expertise in advanced metering implementation to develop a metering protocol integration framework that can be customized to integrate diverse standard protocols such as DLMS, IEC 102, ANSI C12 and Modbus on various Smart Meters and Revenue Meters. With an efficient interface and a modular design, the framework is designed to optimize use of memory and resources. We have helped numerous meter manufacturers achieve compliance in multiple countries and for multiple companion specifications. Further with our Cloud Connectivity Expertise, we integrate your metering infrastructure into our www.kalki.io Cloud SaaS. We also provide integration with other Cloud platforms like AWS and Azure

 

Meter head-end and data concentrator design and implementation

Advanced Metering services enable efficient deployment and management of smart meters through the conversion of meter data into meaningful intelligence. This information provides deep insights into power supply network operations. However, designing and deploying a large AMI / Smart Meter network requires deep design and domain expertise that ASE / Kalkitech bring to customers. Our years of experience working with AMI providers, Utilities, Regulators, Standards bodies and Meter manufacturer’s together with our deep technical and scalable software development expertise helps our customers achieve their goals faster and below budget.

Utility and Industrial protocol integration services

  • Flexible framework that can be adapted to embedded devices like relays, RTUs, PLCs, Bay controllers, Data concentrators etc.
  • Ability to be configured to integrate protocols
    • IEC 61850
      • IEC 61850 Server
      • IEC 61850 Client
      • Goose Publisher/Subscriber
      • SMV Publisher/Subscriber
    • IEC 60870 based protocols like IEC 101, 104, 103 etc.
    • DNP3
    • Modbus
    • OPC UA
    • Ethernet / IP
    • BacNET IP
    • 100+Proprietary protocols
  • Use of standard source code libraries wherever possible
  • Optimal use of system resources
  • Use of standard and in-house tools for testing and conformance validation
  • Optional third party conformance certification
  • Cloud Integration
    • Integrate with www.kalki.io IoT SaaS Solution for Device Management, Metering and Protection
    • Integration with AWS and Azure
    • Faster to market with SYNCConnect Cloud Connectivity Interface with 100+ protocols that can be easily integrated and deployed on off-the shelf hardware.
    • Integrate with Lambda / Logic and Analytics functions and Cloud Services

Smart Meter Protocol Implementation and certification support

  • Modular Framework for meter communication interface integration.
  • Designed for optimal use of memory and resources
  • Data interface module capable of accessing data from various sources (on chip, external , database etc)
  • Certification support with 3rd party labarotories
  • Support for companion / country specific requirements
  • Integration with Last mile technologies and protocols like 6LowPAN / LoRA / NBIoT
  • Cloud Integration to AWS and Azure and kalki.io metering SaaS

Meter head-end and data concentrator design and implementation

  • Head end design optimized for scale and data reading accuracy
  • Concentrator design optimized for memory and performance resources
  • Data interface module capable of accessing data from various sources such as chip, external, or database
  • Configuration interface module that takes care of varying device dependent mappings
  • Support for companion / country specific requirements
  • Integration with Last mile technologies and protocols like 6LowPAN / LoRA / NBIoT
  • Cloud Integration to AWS and Azure and kalki.io metering SaaS

 

Utility and Industrial protocol integration services

The key offerings delivered using this framework include:

  • Upgrading legacy devices by implementing standard industry protocols like IEC 61850, IEC 101, 104 and thereby enhancing acceptance in market
  • Application development on Meters, RTUs, SCADA, DCS, Protection Relays
  • Certification assistance provided for protocols like DLMS, IEC 61850
  • Integration with Cloud / IoT Platforms from AWS and Azure

Smart Meter Protocol Implementation and certification support

The metering protocol integration framework includes key offerings such as

  • Platform interface module to integrate the framework on any customer specific platform with /without Operating system
  • Customized to integrate standard protocols like
    • DLMS
    • IEC 102
    • IEC 62056-21
    • ANSI C 12
    • Modbus
    • SML, Mbus
  • Configuration interface module to take care of varying device dependent mappings
  • Last Mile
    • 6LowPAN
    • Cellular / GPRS / 4G / LTE / LTE-M
    • NBIoT
  • Cloud Integration
    • Integration to www.kalki.io SaaS Solution
    • Integration with AWS and Azure Cloud Services, implement applications and analytics
    • Custom Billing / Pre-Paid Solutions on Cloud

Meter head-end and data concentrator design and implementation

The key offerings of the meter data conversion and concentration framework include:

  • A modular framework that promotes meter data conversion and concentration
  • Flexibility that allows customization to integrate standard protocols like
    • DLMS
    • IEC 102
    • IEC 62056-21
    • ANSI C 12
    • Modbus
    • SML, Mbus
  • A platform interface module that is capable of integrating the framework on any customer specific platform with/without an operating system

Utility and Industrial protocol integration services

Smart Meter Protocol Implementation and certification support

Meter head-end and data concentrator design and implementation