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SISCO, Inc.  

Sterling Heights,  MI 
United States
  • Booth: 1732

Transforming the world of energy using open standards.

SISCO provides real-time communication and integration solutions for utility operations:

  • AX-S4 61850 - Application interface for IEC 61850 for substation automation
  • Protocol Source code for IEC 61850 ICCP-TASE.2 (IEC 60870-6)
  • AX-S4 ICCP - Application interface for ICCP-TASE.2 for power plant dispatch and EMS Interface
  • COMTRADE Utility - Disturbance file management system using OSIsoft PI
  • CIM Based Systems Integration - Leveraging power system models to drive smart grid integration for OMS, DMS, MDM and more
  • Unified Analytic Platform - High-performance analytic engine for real-time solutions including Centralized Remedial Action Systems (C-RAS), Synchrophasor processing and more

Brands: AX-S4 ICCP AX-S4 61850 MMS-Lite ICCP-Lite PLUS+ SISCO COMTRADE Utility CIM Adapter for PI Unified Analytic Platform


  • AX-S4 ICCP
    AX-S4 ICCP is a ready-to-run interface to ICCP-TASE.2 for SCADA, HMI, and data historians like PI. AX-S4 ICCP is deployed and operational all over the world with field-proven reliability and scalability....

  • AX-S4 ICCP ("Access For ICCP") is an ICCP interface that provides plug-in connectivity to ICCP-TASE.2 for any Windows application supporting OPC. AX-S4 ICCP offers off-the-shelf support for the Intercontrol center communications protocol (ICCP) per IEC60870-6 TASE.2 to a wide range of existing off-the-shelf Windows applications supporting OPC without the use of any scripts or proprietary interfaces. AX-S4 ICCP is a flexible interface that provides everything needed to integrate Windows-based OPC applications to ICCP-TASE.2 networks for many different mission-critical applications:

    • Data exchange between EMS/SCADA and other control center applications like outage management and data historians
    • Interface to power plant systems for dispatching from ISOs, RTOs, and energy market operators
    • Data mirroring and forwarding to combine data from multiple ICCP links
    • Real-time monitoring of generation data by market participants
    • Converting dispatch signals to demand response for demand aggregators

    With AX-S4 ICCP interoperability in a multi-vendor system is assured because SISCO is the leader in ICCP-TASE.2 solutions with numerous installations, both large and small, worldwide. SISCO ICCP-TASE.2 technology is widely used across the globe by leading OEMs, integrators, and end users. Our ICCP-TASE.2 products are not just one of many different protocols we support. SISCO is focused and committed to delivering the very best ICCP-TASE.2 technology of any company in the world.  


    • Off-the-shelf “plug-in” ICCP-TASE.2 connectivity without programming for OPC enabled applications
    • Scalable from small to large applications; No per point/tag licensing
    • Low implementation cost using off-the-shelf Windows applications
    • Robust interoperability with field-proven reliability


    • Supports Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 of ICCP (IEC 60870-6 TASE.2) as both client and server via OPC DA V3.0 client and server interfaces
    • Supports IEC 60870-6 TASE.2 V1996-08 and V2000-08 with millisecond timestamps and all changes reported features
    • Supports redundant configurations with automatic or manual failover including data and configuration synchronization
    • Includes easy-to-use GUIs to support automated configuration functions and monitoring for simplified installation, setup and debug
    • Spreadsheet and XML import/export  of configuration to support large systems
    • Optional support for IEC 62351-4 to enable secure ICCP communications:
      • 256-bit TLS Encryption for confidentiality
      • 2048-bit Certificate based application authentication

    Compatible with Windows 7/10, Server 2008R2, Server 2012 and Server 2016

  • AX-S4 61850
    AX-S4 61850 is a ready-to-run interface to IEC 61850 devices for SCADA, HMI, and data historians like PI. AX-S4 61850 supports client, server and GOOSE functions to provide a complete IEC 61850 interface in a single easy to use package....


    AX-S4 61850 ("Access for 61850") is a complete IEC 61850 interface for host applications supporting IEC 61850 client, IEC61850 server and IEC GOOSE publish/subscribe. AX-S4 61850 provides all the tools needed to interface OPC applications with other IEC 61850 devices and applications. AX-S4 61850 integrates real-time data from compatible intelligent electronics devices (IED) such as RTUs, protection relays, meters, load tap changers, etc. with many of your mission-critical applications like SCADA, historians, HMI, Remedial Action Systems (RAS) and more. AX-S4 61850 has a flexible SCL (Substation Configuration Language using XML per IEC 61850-6) based architecture that includes everything needed for a wide variety of applications in a single easy to use package:

    • Interface for operational substation automation computers, SCADA, historians and HMIs (including OSIsoft PI) needing access to IEC 61850 IEDs
    • Functional testing, debug and checkout of IEC 61850 systems using both client/server and GOOSE communications
    • Data concentrators, client proxies, gateways, and IEC 61850 translators for interfacing with non-IEC 61850 devices and applications


    • AX-S4 61850 Client provides an OPC V3.0 Data Access (DA) server interface to support IEC 61850 Ed.1 and Ed.2 client functions that interface any off-the-shelf OPC client application to IEC 61850 servers
      • Supports IEC 61850 buffered and unbuffered reports with automatic control block handling to simplify interfacing with existing OPC products
      • Automated control processing enables HMI control actions without scripts
      • Configuration of network addressing and data models is supported via Substation Configuration Language (SCL per IEC 61850-6 using XML) files or by ACSI discovery services
      • Supports access to ACSI client services for reporting, read, write, datasets (static and dynamic), controls (all modes), logs, files and settings via OPC items
    • AX-S4 61850 Explorer is an interactive graphical user interface (GUI) for the AX-S4 61850 Client:
      • Enables substation engineers to interact with IEC 61850 devices for functional testing, device debug and system checkout
      • Supports SCL based and manual configuration of IEC 61850 client functions
      • Supports interactive browsing, reading, and writing of IEC 61850 device data models
      • Allows data and reports from multiple devices to monitored in real-time using a single view
      • Includes a file transfer utility for interactive file transfer including COMTRADE and other files
    • AX-S4 GOOSE is an OPC Server for IEC GOOSE to interface with real-time protection data used by relays and other substation protection and metering devices:
      • Send (publish) and receive (subscribe) GOOSE messages
      • Programmable retransmission curve
      • Configures send and receive functions via SCL file import for a single IED or entire substation
      • Can simulate GOOSE publishers defined in an SCD file for system debug and testing
    • AX-S4 61850 Server interfaces to user-supplied OPC servers to convert non-IEC 61850 devices and data to IEC 61850
      • Enables low-cost data gateway, protocol conversion, and data concentrator functions
      • Uses SCL (IEC 61850-6) files to define object models
      • Simple and flexible spreadsheet mapping to OPC servers enables configuration of initial values, OPC groups and poll rates
      • Automatically handles most ACSI services including reporting, datasets, controls (normal security)
    • Supports IEC 61850 parts 6 (SCL), 7-2, 7-3, 7-4, 7-410, 7-420 and 8-1 including the Abstract Communication Service Interface (ACSI), Generic Object Oriented Substation Event (GOOSE) and is compatible with IEC 61850 companion standards like IEC 61400-25-2 (wind power)
    • Includes support for secure client/server communications based on IEC 62351-4:
      • 256-bit TLS Encryption for confidentiality
      • 2048-bit Certificate-based application authentication
    Compatible with Windows 7/10, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012
  • COMTRADE Utility
    The COMTRADE Utility turns your OSIsoft PI System into an enterprise-level disturbance file management system that integrates COMTRADE data from your IEDs with PI data to provide "One True View" of power system events....


    SISCO's COMTRADE Utility works with the OSIsoft PI System to provide powerful analysis and display tools for processing device disturbance files supporting the IEEE C37.111 COMTRADE and PQDIF formats. The COMTRADE Utility turns PI into a powerful disturbance analysis system and file archive that simplifies and manages the storage of disturbance data, events and files. The COMTRADE Utility retrieves device files automatically then historizes the COMTRADE data by extracting the individual measurements from the files and associating the data and event to the underlying power system asset using PI AF and PI Event Frames for display and analysis using standard PI tools like PI Vision, ProcessBook and Excel using DataLink. PI tags can be automatically generated if desired. The complete COMTRADE file can be stored in the PI archive in its entirety as an annotation enabling the original file to be restored for audit purposes or for off-line analysis outside of PI.

    By integrating disturbance data with SCADA and other PI data the COMTRADE Utility enables utilities to get “One True View” of how power system disturbances and events affect their systems for advanced application and analytics for:

    • Condition-based maintenance
    • Asset health management
    • Fault cause and effect analysis
    • Disturbance file archive for post-event forensics and audits


    • Enables PI with disturbance, waveform, transient, and other sub-cycle data stored in IEEE COMTRADE files supporting the C37.111 and PQDIF formats
    • Connects disturbance data to the underlying power system assets using PI AF and PI Event Frames
    • Simplifies and centralizes the management of disturbance records by storing the original COMTRADE data in the PI archive along with the real-time tag data resulting in structured time-based access to all disturbance data for faster response to audits and faster access to your critical disturbance data
    • Extracts the individual data elements from the COMTRADE file and historizes the data by entering the data into the PI archive enabling display and analysis of the COMTRADE data within the PI environment
    • Can be configured to automatically create PI tags when historizing COMTRADE files
    • Can automatically retrieve, store, and historize COMTRADE files directly from devices using either FTP or IEC 61850 without manual intervention
    • Can invoke PI Notifications when files are processed to support fast response to power system faults
    Can export any data from the PI System into a COMTRADE file for information exchange with other systems
  • CIM Adapter for PI AF
    CIM Adapter enables rapid deployment of PI AF to capture the value of asset information by enabling multiple views of the data through AF using CIM to configure AF and PI Tags....


    The SISCO CIM Adapter for the OSIsoft PI System combines the power of the world’s leading real-time historian, PI, with the power system modeling capabilities of the IEC 61970 and IEC 61968 Common Information Model (CIM). The SISCO CIM Adapter for the OSIsoft PI System will import XML based data model definitions into the PI Analysis Framework (AF) so that access to data within the PI System can be done within the context of the data model eliminating the need for applications to be pre-programmed with tag names. The result is reusable applications that can access data in the context of a central system model and discover the data they need without having to be pre-programmed with knowledge of all the available data.


    Instead of spending time and effort managing and maintaining tag names independently of the data models used for analytics and display, the CIM Adapter enables the modeling and tag management functions to be automated based on the power system modeling that is already being performed for EMS, ADMS, and other operational applications. By leveraging the capabilities of the CIM methodology using profiles, the CIM Adapter can support multiple unified models so that each business function can utilize a data model optimized for its own use without duplicating the underlying data or creating incompatible models for each application.


    • Works with customer-defined models, models derived from other applications, or industry-standard models such as CIM, IEC61970 (for EMS), IEC61968 (for DMS), IEC 61850, ISA, OpenFMB, etc.
    • Imports model information and network connectivity information into PI AF using CIM-XML files
    • Can auto-create PI tag names based upon the model definitions to provide powerful tag name management capabilities
    • Enables the use of an enterprise semantic model based on your power system model to be used for developing applications without tag name dependencies
    Simplifies management of tag naming changes by supporting an incremental change process that updates tag names without manual configuration
  • Unified Analytic Platform for C-RAS
    The Unified Analytic Platform (UAP) provides a high-performance environment for the development, debug, and enhancement of analytic applications to support centralized remedial action (C-RAS) and other wide area protection and control applications....


    Given the challenges of building new transmission lines, it is critical that utilities maximize the utilization of their existing assets without jeopardizing reliability. Implementing reliable and fast mitigation schemes can enable significant reduction in reserve margins while maintaining or even increasing reliability in some cases.

    Traditional distributed remedial action schemes (RAS) that rely on complex device programming that interacts in real-time across multiple substations can be difficult to develop, test, and maintain. This increases the cost and slows more widespread usage of wide-area RAS. Centralized RAS can lower the cost by providing a higher-level development environment with better simulation, testing, and management capabilities. This enables more rapid and widespread implementation of RAS that can save utilities millions of dollars compared to other methods of RAS or adding capacity in existing transmission corridors.


    • Lower the reserve margin for critical lines through more effective mitigation strategies
    • Implement multiple complex multi-line contingency based RAS to prevent cascade failures
    • Lower deployment costs by eliminating complex logic from distributed remote substations via centralized RAS processing using modern programming languages
    • Lower testing costs using simulation tools that support complex event emulation coupled with powerful analysis and debugging capabilities
    • Enables continuous improvement of RAS algorithms using fault playback for testing and validating changes by comparing new algorithm performance to past events
    • Easily integrated with existing system operations through standardized ICCP-TASE.2 and/or CIM based web service interfaces
    • Leverages IEC 61850 GOOSE messaging and modern networking for maximum performance enabling wide area protection of critical assets


    SISCO’s Unified Analytic Platform provides a unique structured environment that integrates development, testing, simulation, results analysis, reporting, and algorithm improvement processes into a unified platform for analytic applications utilizing popular real-time data historians. The Unified Analytic Platform provides an environment for high-performance analytic applications that are:

    • High-Performance
    • Redundant
    • Repeatable
    • Testable
    • Maintainable


    • Integration with the OSIsoft PI System and other historians enables system events and states to be historized with application responses for analysis of system faults and application performance
    • High-level analytic application development environment provides a more productive environment for development, testing, debugging and maintaining applications versus distributed remote device programs
    • High-performance interfaces to the network and historian enable analytics to run in real-time for time-critical applications like C-RAS
    • Scenario playback system allows past system event information to be played back into analytic applications for RAS testing and improvement based on actual event data
    • SISCO GOOSE Blaster enables the development of complex fault simulations for testing
    Flexible device configuration based on standardized Substation Configuration Language (SCL) to support multiple types and brands of substations devices
  • MMS Lite
    MMS Lite is a portable source code implementation of IEC 61850 for developing IEC 61850 devices and applications. SISCO is the world leader in IEC 61850. MMS Lite is used by hundreds of OEMs worldwide as the basis of their certified IEC 61850 products....


    MMS Lite is a portable IEC 61850 source code product for embedding the IEC 61850 protocols in Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) such as RTUs, reclosers, PLCs, meters, and other resource-constrained systems. MMS Lite is easily portable to ANY operating system and CPU type supporting an ANSI C compiler for maximum flexibility. MMS Lite supports all the client and server functions needed to implement IEC61850 compatible devices supporting IEC 61850 parts 6, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4, 7-410 (Hydropower models), 7-420 (distributed energy resource (DER) models), 8-1, 9-2, and IEC 61400-25-2 (for wind power models). MMS Lite supports all ACSI client and server services and objects including servers, logical devices, logical nodes, setting groups, data, datasets, logs, buffered and unbuffered reporting, controls, GOOSE, and multicast sampled values. The latest release includes support for Routable GOOSE (RGOOSE) per IEC TR 61850-90-5 and client/server communications over IPV6. Also available with ICCP-TASE.2 Extensions.


    • Designed specifically for embedded environments to minimize CPU and memory requirements and to maximize performance
    • All code uses standard ANSI C source code to facilitate portation to virtually any environment
    • Supports client and server development for both Ed.1 and Ed.2 of IEC 61850
    • Instantiates data models and mapping to device data on power-up using SCL files
    • Client/Server communications supporting both IPV6 and IPV4
    • Support for both Ethernet and IP Multicast Routable GOOSE (RGOOSE) per IEC TR 61850-90-5
    • Optional IEC 62351 Security Extensions for IPV4 TLS encryption and strong authentication
    • Complete documentation and sample source code provided to illustrate how to use MMS Lite for application development
    • Field-proven implementation reduces development risk, minimizes development effort, and shortens time-to-market
    Flexible licensing options available for both small and large volume applications
  • ICCP Lite PLUS+
    ICCP Lite PLUS+ is a portable source code implementation of ICCP-TASE.2 that helps you get ICCP-TASE.2 products to the market fast using robust field-proven technology that is used in many thousands of operational systems worldwide....


    ICCP Lite PLUS+ is a portable source code implementation of IEC 60870-6 TASE.2 also known as the Intercontrol Center Communications Protocol (ICCP). ICCP Lite PLUS+ enables the application or device developer to develop robust interoperable ICCP-TASE.2 applications and devices quickly using a field-proven implementation. ICCP Lite PLUS+ provides everything needed to build ICCP-TASE.2 interfaces for large SCADA/EMS/DMS and demand aggregation applications. Yet, it is efficient enough to scale down to a compact interface in an RTU or data concentrator for embedded applications.

    The ICCP standard is specifically designed for the efficient exchange of real-time data and control information between independent organizational entities for a variety of applications:

    • Control center to control center communications in support of transmission system stability
    • Power plant dispatching
    • SCADA/EMS interface to data historians and other internal systems
    • Demand response signaling


    • Readily available and widely used
    • Regular updates and improvements
    • Extensively tested
    • Easy-to-use code, sample applications, training and support provided
    • Maximum performance with minimal CPU and memory requirements
    • ANSI C source code provided to facilitate portation to virtually any environment
    • Flexible licensing options


    • Editions 1, 2 and 3 of IEC 60870-6 parts 802, 503 and 702 (TASE.2) supporting the TCP/IP profile for ICCP Conformance Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 as both client and server
    • Supports V1996-08 and V2000-08 including millisecond timestamps and “All Changes Reported”
    • Support for IEC 62351-4 to enable secure ICCP communications:
      • 256-bit TLS Encryption for confidentiality
      • 2048-bit Certificate-based application authentication
    • Portable to any operating system supporting ANSI C compiler


    • Single application process support for efficient operation in embedded environments
    • Multiple application process stack supported for flexibility and scalability in host computer environments
    • Auto data value discovery and auto Data Set and Data Set Transfer Set configuration functions
    • Dual local redundancy supporting automatic or manual failover with data and configuration synchronization between primary and backup nodes
    • XML based configuration with GUI in executable code form
    • Comprehensive global product support and maintenance
    PLUS: Includes SISCO’s MMS Lite product supporting IEC 61850 development

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