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Distribution Processor Offers Utilities Secure, Reliable Data Acquisition and Management

Cooper Power Systems has introduced the SMP 4/DP, an advanced automation and integration platform. The SMP 4/DP Distribution Processor is a powerful and rugged platform providing utilities with secure and reliable data acquisition and management. Its versatile and compact shape makes the SMP 4/DP a suitable tool for both inside and outside the substation fence automation and integration applications. Installed directly in protective relay enclosures or in the switchyard, this SMP Gateway provides essential communication and data concentration features. With more than 100 protocols supported, including IEC 61850 and IEEE C37.118 (Synchrophasor), SMP 4/DP is a vendor-agnostic solution. It has also been designed to operate over a broad temperature range, which is critical to utilities that operate in harsh environments.

“The SMP 4/DP is a robust, secure, and flexible data acquisition platform that bridges the gap between substations and automation systems,” said Tom Pitstick, vice president and general manager of Energy Automation Solutions, a strategic business unit at Cooper Power Systems focused on Smart Grid solutions. “It also provides utilities with the advanced features required to build intelligent solutions that meet NIST Smart Grid roadmap and security guidelines.”

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