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Distribution Processor Provides Data Acquisition and Management

Cooper Power Systems has introduced the SMP 4/DP, an advanced automation and integration platform from the SMP family product line.

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.

Tom Pitstick, vice president and general manager of Energy Automation Solutions, a strategic business unit at Cooper Power Systems focused on Smart Grid solutions, said, “It provides utilities with the advanced features required to build intelligent solutions that meet NIST Smart Grid roadmap and security guidelines.”

Combined together, the Yukon IED Manager Suite enterprise software solutions and the SMP 4/DP offer a comprehensive Smart Grid solution for security, event retrieval and equipment configuration management.

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