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1815 - Standard for Electric Power Systems Communications-Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3)

The purpose of this standard is to document and make available the specifications for the DNP3 protocol. While a primary focus of this protocol is the Electric Utility Industry, other industries that deliver Energy and Water are also using DNP3. The intent of this standard is to meet the goal established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for a Smart Grid protocol: * Provides a protocol standard from a recognized standard institution * Provides interoperability with hundreds of operational systems and thousands of devices * Provides cyber security based on IEC/TS 62351-5 * Provides Device data profiles in a format that can be mapped to IEC 61850 Object Models Vendors may use this standard to implement and test the protocol in their products and be assured of interoperability. Users may use the document to specify the features they wish to apply. System Integrators may use this standard to assist in system integration and testing.
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