World VoIP NewsAlstom Grid and Cisco launch strategic partnership for substations control by VoIP
Alstom Grid and Cisco launch strategic partnership for substations control by VoIP
Companies Alstom Grid and Cisco have signed a marketing and technology promotional partnership agreement, in order to create the next generation of IP based sub-station solutions for management of electrical grids.
This partnership will conjoint French Alstom's intelligent grid expertise in digital substation utilities with Silicon Valley-headquartered Cisco's VoIP and IP communications. The combined digital substation solution, built on Cisco's multi-channel network and Alstom's next-generation intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), will deliver on market the extreme flexibility of multiple applications, as well as universal support of both wired and wireless means, all in framework of a common network infrastructure. The solution also will deliver smart systems that empower substation operators to track down processes and control all substation technical sub-divisions, on behalf of optimizing related expenditures. Both two organizations are committed to launch a new level of VoIP-based telecoms performance for collaborated digital security, mobile network monitoring, and controls, by means of Cisco's stable and strengthened substation-grade routers and switches associated with the multiple cyber-security features, and Alstom's innovative technology DS AgileT control system for dynamic automation.The advantages for hardware management and operators’ control will include: better security in smart grid-deployed IT based substations, Alstom-Cisco product will empower utility operators to find out and alleviate provisional cyber-attacks thru the whole electric grid infrastructure. The digital substation taxonomy integrates dynamic security controls based on NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) guidelines. Product brings up the enhanced operational efficiency across balanced automation architecture: such a differentiated architectural approach ensures efficient use for substation automation systems. Communication infrastructure can smoothly be incorporated with the basic protection and control, systematic monitoring and grid handling hardware. The intelligence in framework of the validated IT based substation schemes will speed up elaborated monitoring of the load capacity of plant hardware — and enable handling of grid equipment up to the edges of their limits. Also the substation network will cover current and brand new telecommunication standards, for instance IEC 61850, and will deliver prioritization of data traffic above the non-operations data processing. Patrick Plas, senior VP at Alstom Grid noted, "This cooperation between Alstom and Cisco delivers our digital substation products to absolutely upper level of performance and resiliency for our clients. We look ahead to deploy its next moves and proceed towards the marketing offer of the solutions." "Cisco has reiterated the massive demand to achieve efficient partnerships in the commitment to obtain a more detailed grid. Cisco's synergy with Alstom conjoin together two assets of complementary solutions that will make our joint customers to process efficiently their operations, obtain massive cost savings and generate greater value from current legacy infrastructure," continued Lionel Chocron, VP at Connected Energy Networks, Cisco.
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