DLMS COSEM Client
DLMS COSEM proposes a way to federate the requirements of utilities and providers in order to get a generic way of communicating in the area of Smart Grids. Today, DLMS COSEM is certainly a widely accepted standard for meter communication, but also for other elements in the Smart Grid.
As on the server side, Andrea Informatique has designed a complete DLMS COSEM client toolkit for helping all actors of the smart metering and smart grid world to develop smart equipment. This toolkit is more than a stack, it is an entire development platform to be integrated in the target hardware and the APIs to integrate communication modules, objects, classes, and much more. This toolkit is the master key to implement reliable and cost efficient smart equipment in a reasonable time.
In addition to the DLMS COSEM Client Toolkit, Andrea Informatique proposes a complete software and service package to providers and utilities, to comply with their Smart Metering requirements. This package includes the DLMS COSEM Client Toolkit, proof of the integration, as well as an interoperability testing platform (PHENIX, the Generic Test Tool) and finally, full support during the critical path in order to succeed with the required equipment.
The DLMS COSEM Client Toolkit developed by Andrea Informatique has been designed with clear and easy-to-use Application Program Interfaces to replace physical interfaces and/or to interpret COSEM Objects.
Andrea’s DLMS COSEM Client Toolkit complies with the BOOKS of the DLMS User Association. Listed below, you can see the main functionalities that it covers:
Andrea Informatique has been entrusted by several customers to implement embedded software applications. In most of these applications, Andrea has been using a wide range of components from several providers. Today, thanks to the technical knowledge and the skills acquired on the DLMS COSEM Protocol, Andrea Informatique, in agreement with component providers, is promoting the DLMS COSEM protocol on several platforms, and we use all types of modems to communicate with the Meters.
These modems can be PRIME, G3, Broadband PLC, GPRS, Zigbee, M-BUS (wired and wireless), Serial/HDLC (Optical mode E), IP( wrapper) etc.
Andrea Informatique also proposes a very clear and comprehensive business model where customers can find the most adapted option to implement their Smart Metering Projects with success. The business model englobes:
a) A Master license, where the customer can use the library in any product and with unlimited units, no royalties. The license includes maintenance, support, and updates during one year. It is important to note that DLMS UA improves the specifications every year, and we are constantly updating in order to comply with the DLMS UA BOOKS.
b) Support to integrate the library. If the customer wants to be efficient and rapidly get onto the market, Andrea Informatique can help, and provide a reliable project in the target hardware with the DLMS COSEM library, the interpretation of a limited set of basic objects, the integration of the communication modem, comprehensive test reports indicating the good
behavior and finally the knowledge transfer to the customer. This project can be implemented on any development platform.
c) Implementation of the entire application. Andrea Informatique can take care of the entire development of the Smart Metering Equipment. This implies all the layers from the modem to the API connecting to the Head End System. Andrea Informatique has already contributed, with success, to the development of important parts of concentrators.
d) Maintenance. After the first year, the Customer can get an optional maintenance and update contract.
The language used for the implementation of the DLMS COSEM library is C++ optimized to run on several platforms