Ambient Corp. has announced that all of its Smart Grid Nodes fully support DNP3 protocol, which enables local data aggregation and control at distributed locations on the utility grid.
DNP3 protocol support allows the Ambient Smart Grid Nodes to collect, process, store, communicate, and act on data from DNP3-enabled Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) used on the grid. The nodes can act as both "slave" to the Network Operations Center (NOC) "master," and a "master" to communicate with and control multiple IEDs "slaves." The use of local computing power on each and every node enables local decision-making and action, and/or communication of selected data back to the centralized Network Operations Center - a versatile solution for multiple grid scenarios.
Ambient Corp. helps utilities modernize the grid with IP-based networking products and applications that integrate and connect existing and future grid assets on a secure, flexible, and scalable smart grid communications platform. Ambient's Smart Grid Node family enables real time data communication for multiple applications, in parallel: smart metering, distributed generation and storage, demand response, and distribution automation.