COPA-DATA continues to improve the zenon Software Platform. Cyber Security as well as efficient engineering have been key aspects of the newest release of the automation software. Energy applications can now rely on IEC 62351-3 cybersecurity for major protocols IEC 61850, IEC 60870 and DNP3.
One highlight of version 8.20 is Smart Objects. This significantly improves the fast realization of modular solutions. Equipment, such as switches, IEDs or feeder-bays can be pre-fabricated into a virtual library.
Aspects, such as connectivity, control behavior or visualization are fully pre-configurable.
Once being instantiated, an object ties seamlessly into the automation project.