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IBS Group announces new version of demand management automation platform
[October 18, 2012]

IBS Group announces new version of demand management automation platform

Oct 18, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- IBS Group Holding Limited., a software developer and IT service provider, has announced that Luxoft, a member of the IBS Group and a provider of application and product development services, has presented a new version of its demand management automation platform, DMFusion2.0.

DMFusion is a software platform for Smart Grid solution vendors, offering approaches to such common tasks as non-technical distribution losses reduction, grid management, and asset management. DMFusion is an ESB platform featuring a real-time parallel distributed telemetry data processing module, a set of energy system and grid management component adapters, along with visualization features for key components of a grid. DMFusion can process data streams up to 500,000 events per second with 20millisecondlag, enabling centralized grid management, the company said.

Michael Minkevich, vice president, Technology Services of Luxoft, said: "Non-technical losses in power distribution can be enormous due to ineffective asset management, thefts, and lack of adequate grid controls. We wanted to address these critical challenges by expanding the functionality of our smart grid software platform, DMFusion.


"The new version allows utilities and smart grid solution vendors to quickly identify problems within a grid and take corrective actions. We are using state-of-the-art technologies, such as parallel computing, to deliver a real-time data analysis to support grid management decisions, while our easy-to-use visualization module further simplifies the process. All of this leads to a more efficient and profitable power distribution network." According to the company, DMFusion can be integrated with other management systems using industry standards, such as MultiSpeak. Collecting data from asset management and MDM systems and supplementing them with own scenarios, DMFusion becomes the main system of meter monitoring and management. The use of IEC61850 adapters in combination with parallel computing gives the platform the power to predict grid faults, even when dealing with telemetry data streams. DMFusion is designed for integration into the company's existing back-end and front-end application systems.

The platform's visualization module allows the operator to see grid components, such as transformers, meters, RTUs, and PMUs right on the map. Using the intuitive interface, an operator can access the component parameters. If the process is too fast for the user to make a decision, alerts will be issued that describe the issue and help to manually solve it, the company added.

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