Second Generation of RFL GARD 8000 ETPS
HPS/RFL is proud to announce the second generation of the RFL GARD 8000 Ethernet Teleprotection Module (ETPS).
While this module can be used as a direct replacement for previous ETPS module, its main purpose is to provide a native Ethernet station-to-station teleprotection channel. With this module utilities can migrate their existing legacy audio tone, and digital Time Division Multiplexed (TDM) teleprotection channels to modern packet-based communications systems and networks.
As telecommunications providers and utility owned communications systems transition to packet technology these networks can be utilized for teleprotection purposes. Because the ETPS module uses IEC 61850 GOOSE communications, it also may be used to communicate with other IEDs. This module can be installed in existing GARD 8000 chassis, as an upgrade, or as part of a new system.