New in IEC 61850: MMS Voyageur

New in IEC 61850: MMS Voyageur

The 61850 MMS Voyageur program was recently developed to support communication testing of IEC 61850 server devices such as protection relays.

MMS Voyageur is available in RSCAD as a stand-alone program. It is used for IEC 61850 MMS-compliant data communication between the client software and external devices. It can be configured through self-description or through RSCAD’s SCL file editor. The continuous innovation of RSCAD, which adds this powerful new feature, is available free of charge as part of our maintenance and support program.

MMS Voyageur is capable of testing the connection setup with the server device, presenting the server data model for viewing its contents, and invoking available services. Supported functions of the program include browsing models from the SCL file, performing control operations on the server device, creating dynamic data sets, reading and writing server data values, and much more. All typical communication procedures performed by a SCADA system or other testing system can be achieved using MMS Voyageur.

MMS Voyageur can maintain connections to many server devices at one time, and the user may run multiple instances of the program on the same host computer. It can also be used with RunTime scripts in order to automate and enhance testing.