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Moxa at Cigré 2022 in Paris, France, August 29-September 2, booth S220.

Moxa will exhibit IEC 61850 solutions for substation and feeder automation, as well as reliable edge connectivity solutions (on-premises, real-time, no need to go through the cloud) for secure energy storage systems (ESS) at Cigré 2022 in Paris, at Moxa stand #S220.

As countries accelerate their energy transition to net zero emissions, substations play an increasingly important role in the grid. The challenge facing utilities today is not only accelerating the upgrade of legacy infrastructure to future-proof digital substations, but also considering cybersecurity in a more complex architecture.

At Cigré, Moxa will showcase the latest innovations in its secure networking and connectivity portfolio that address these challenges and offer:

Cybersecurity detection and protection solution in substations

• Critical infrastructure requires advanced network solutions that strengthen operational resiliency and future-proof networks. The EDS-4000/G4000 series It was the world's first IEC 62443-4-2 compliant Ethernet switch set on the market, certified by IECEE due to built-in hardened security that was developed following the strict software development lifecycle outlined in the standard. The EDS-4000/G4000 switches offer unprecedented performance to meet unpredictable network requirements. These switches support up to 14 ports with a variety of interface types and speeds, including 2,5GbE uplinks, 90W PoE, and SFPs for long-distance connectivity. The unique, replaceable, swivel power module helps speed installation and maintenance.

• A widely distributed power grid needs IEC 61850 certified VPN solutions to monitor Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) at each remote substation. EDR-G9010 series Moxa's industrial routers function as a VPN firewall providing multi-layer defense and reducing costs across its multiple Gigabit connections. It uses tactical rules to control network traffic between trusted zones, while Network Address Translation (NAT) protects the internal network from unauthorized access by external hosts. To help protect substations from cyber attacks, the EDR-G9010 series supports Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) to examine the data portion of network packets for network protocol such as DNP3, IEC 60870 -5-104 and IEC 61850 MMS.

IEC 61850 Visibility and reliability for digitization of substations

• Moxa presents its network management software focused on substations, MXview One with the additional module MXview Power, which provides deep visibility into substation monitoring and communication. Dedicated to monitoring IEC 61850 power networks, MXview Power provides visibility, not only for industrial Ethernet networks, but also for IED status, Generic Object-Oriented Substation Event (GOOSE) messages, and redundant PRP/HSR networking protocols. When working with MXview Power, PT-G7828/G7728 series switches  from Moxa are ideal for transforming traditional substation communications into a digitized Substation Automation System (SAS). The PT-G7828/G7728 switches comply with the latest IEC 61850-3 Edition 2 Class 2 and IEEE 1613 Class 2 standards for error-free delivery under harsh conditions. Embedded with innovative GOOSE Check function, MMS server capability, and nanosecond time synchronization, PT-G7828/G7728 switches ensure reliable data transmission in power substations.

Visit Moxa at Cigré 2022 at booth #S220 and join the presentation conference on Tuesday, August 30 at 9:00 am.

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