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March 22, 2011

VIZIMAX Smart Grid Automation Platform Certified by KEMA:
RightWON product now IEC 61850 Server + GOOSE compliant due to partnerships with COPA-DATA and COPALP

VIZIMAX, Inc., a global provider of Smart Grid automation solutions, announced today that its RightWON™ product line is now fully compliant with IEC 61850 Server + GOOSE specifications, and that these communication features have been certified by KEMA’s testing facilities for energy and utility industries.

The RightWON is a secure, modular, rugged automation RTU/PLC/gateway/communication platform with protocol conversion that connects circuit breakers, transformers, sensors, control and monitoring devices at either the substation level or external entry points on distribution and transmission networks. The RightWON is field-upgradeable and fully configurable using I/O, LAN, WAN and state-of-the-art telecom Smart Plug-ins, including GSM/GPRS/EDGE/3G/CDMA.

VIZIMAX with its strong partnerships with COPA-DATA and COPALP has succeeded in implementing a broad range of energy protocols on the RightWON to support the new needs of the industry for Smart Grid automation. “Our clients and partners required that the RightWON be compliant to KEMA, which has incredible expertise in IEC 61850. COPA-DATA’s and COPALP’s support in implementing IEC 61850 Server and GOOSE made it possible to greatly surpass KEMA’s certification” said Jean-Guy Lacombe President and CEO of VIZIMAX. These energy protocols include IEC 61850, DNP3, ModBus, IEC 60870, among others. Protocol conversion between ports is a standard feature.
The RightWON also leverages the COPALP’s outstanding soft PLC, straton® for Linux, and is bundled with the fully IEC 61131-3 compliant RightWON Configuration Suite for extensive automation needs, including Web HMI design. The built-in SCL editor with a bottom-up approach allows the RightWON platform to support all models of IEC 61850 Logical Nodes (LNs). As a result, the RightWON fits seamlessly into any energy application including wind farms, solar energy, hydro-electricity and IED functions.
Sized-to-fit RightWON configurations can be tailored by utilities and system integrators to build customized applications for:

  • Upgrade of legacy equipment, RTUs, PLCs or existing IEDs to the IEC 61850 communication standard,

  • Secure interconnection of Independent Private Producers (IPPs) to the utility’s distribution network,

  • Rugged, all in one gateway/RTU with I/O processing for distribution substations and pole-top applications,

  • Control and monitoring of high voltage circuit breakers and transformers,

  • Remote fault detection and automated reclose/disconnect operations within distribution networks,

  • Messaging, alarms, SMS, operational data broadcast and team management applications for power utilities, integrators and equipment manufacturers.


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Thanks to support from COPA-DATA and COPALP, VIZIMAX successfully achieved the certification by KEMA of its RightWON modular automation and communication platform with IEC 61850 Server and GOOSE connectivity.


Founded in 1988, VIZIMAX is a major independent manufacturer of Intelligent Systems for the Smart Grid. VIZIMAX offers proven, innovative product lines worldwide to power utilities, IPPs and large industries. Our clients include GE, Siemens, Alstom Grid, Schneider Electric (formerly Areva T&D), BHEL, New York Power Authority, National Grid and Hydro-Québec, among others.

About KEMA

Founded in 1927, KEMA is a global provider of business and technical consulting, operational support, measurement and inspection, testing and certification for the energy and utility industry. With world headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands, KEMA employs more than 1,600 professionals globally with offices and representatives in more than 20 countries. KEMA’s U.S. subsidiary, KEMA Inc. is headquartered in Burlington, Mass., and serves energy clients throughout the Americas and Caribbean.


Founded in 2002, COPALP’s mission is to provide software tools and components for embedded systems in the field of industrial control for customers that are looking for robustness, extreme quality, long term working relationships, compatibility assurance and full standards compliance. Focused on IEC 61131-3, COPALP’s technology straton is designed for all automation solutions, from machinery and controller manufacturers to system integrators and machine builders.


COPA-DATA is a leading innovator for industrial automation software based in Salzburg, Austria and has been developing its HMI/SCADA technology zenon® since 1987. It was with this software that the company brought to the market the first graphic visualization system that ran entirely under Microsoft Windows®. COPA-DATA’s recently in-house developed IEC 61850 Server and GOOSE for implementation in Windows applications is currently also being used by COPALP as a stack for applications running on other operating systems such as Linux. The COPA-DATA distribution network includes offices in Austria (for Central Eastern Europe), France (COPALP), Germany, Italy, Korea, Portugal (for Iberia), Sweden (for Scandinavia), the UK and the USA, as well as partners in many countries throughout the world. COPA-DATA currently employs 140 employees and works with many internationally successful utilities and utility suppliers among others.

Media Contact:

Julia Angerer

Public Relations Manager

Ing. Punzenberger COPA-DATA GmbH

+43 662 43 10 02-211



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