By testing the system all the way from the meter, through the communication protocols, MDM, and the billing system, QualiTest can offer complete assurance that the systems work as efficiently as possible.
QualiTest offers smart grid testing, applying nearly two decades of testing experience to the utility industry by providing comprehensive testing solutions. By testing the system all the way from the meter, through the communication protocols, MDM, and the billing system, we can offer complete assurance that the systems work as efficiently as possible.
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Glen Beckett, BSkyB
It is our experience that many of the defects that arise during end-to-end testing revolve around the communication between the various system components. Although the use of standardized IEC 61850 protocol and its ability to map MMS, GOOSE, SMV, and Web Services is widely known, many defects still occur due to latency, different variants’ names in different components and others. Understanding the different protocols and sub protocols and being familiarized with the system components allows faster pinpointing of a communication defect, even while testing the entire system from beginning to end.