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  • North American UGM Registration is Open!

    March 4, 2015

    Registration for the upcoming RTDS Simulator User’s Group Meeting in San Francisco, California is now open! This event is open to all RTDS Simulator users, regardless of location and also to potential users who are interested in real time digital power system simulation.

    The event features an exclusive tour of PG&E’s world-class Technical Center in San Ramon on Thursday, May 7 and a scenic dinner cruise aboard the exquisite Sunset Hornblower on Wednesday, May 6. There is no charge to attend.

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    RTDS Technologies Inc.
  • Introductory and Small Timestep Subnetworks Training Courses Announced

    January 26, 2015

    We are excited to announce that we have scheduled two more RTDS Simulator training courses for May and June 2015. We will be hosting our ever popular RTDS Simulator Introductory Training Course from May 25 – 29, 2015 and following it up with a 4-day Small Timestep Subnetworks Training Course. This second course is an advanced course targeted at experienced RTDS Simulator users with an interest in power electronics based simulations. Visit our Training Courses page for further information.

    RTDS Technologies Inc.
  • RTDS Simulator Introductory Training Course

    December 17, 2014

    RTDS Technologies is hosting an RTDS Simulator Introductory Training Course February 2 – 6, 2015. This popular course is held at our office in Winnipeg, Canada and is open to all individuals looking for a basic introduction to our simulation hardware and software. This is a hands on course led by our industry experts. For more information, including a brief course outline and registration details, please click (more…)

    RTDS Technologies Inc.
  • New in IEC 61850: MMS Voyageur

    December 17, 2014

    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.

    RTDS Technologies Inc.
  • The fiber enhanced backplane is here!

    December 17, 2014

    The fiber enhanced backplane was recently developed in order to reduce the communication time required by the RTDS Simulator. It provides offloading of some backplane data transfers by using fiber cables to transfer data directly between component models and the network solution. This reduces the simulation timestep and/or provides additional time for more calculations. The ability to perform more calculations has allowed us to increase the size of the network solution. Customers will now be able to simulate 90 single-phase nodes (30 three-phase buses) per network solution instead of the previous limit of 72 single-phase nodes (24 three-phase buses).

    This feature paves the way for emerging power system components that require more data transfers and impose more load on the backplane. Using the fiber enhanced backplane, limits on the number of data transfers can be increased, which is a huge benefit to our customers who have reached these limits in their more complicated simulation cases. The fiber enhanced backplane can reduce transfer time by up to 38%. Transfer time is reduced most significantly for heavier simulation cases utilizing more processor cards.

    RTDS Technologies Inc.