25 Partners, the IIoT, and a Smart Grid Demo at Distributech 2016

At DistribuTECH 2016, the second week of March in Orlando FL, Duke Energy and 25 partners demonstrated a distributed microgrid application scattered across 12 booths on the show floor. As the culmination of Duke’s Coalition of the Willing Phase II (COW II) project, it demonstrated near-real-time microgrid use cases like optimization, islanding and grid resynchronization. Each booth was connected via wireless networks and running a part of the overall microgrid demonstration, all based on the new OpenFMB (Open Field Message Bus) distributed device interoperability framework using open Industrial IoT protocols. DDS was one of 3 IoT publish-subscribe protocols utilized in the simulated demo and underpinned the SCADA control messages between OpenFMB nodes.

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Guest Post: Accelerating the IoT - Adding Security in Legacy Systems

This post, penned by Geoff Revill, was originally published on linkedIn (here). We liked it so much that we wanted to share it with you all. Thank you, Geoff!

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How PNNL and RTI Built a Secure Industrial Control System with Connext DDS

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is located in the beautiful wine country region of Washington state. Their cyber-security research team and I just pulled off a flawless demo for a new secure solution for interconnecting commercial devices and applications used in the electrical power grid. The amount of effort it took was quite intense.

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