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NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 15.0 Readme

December 2015

This file contains important information about the NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 software, including supported NI hardware and NI application software, installation instructions, and new features.

Overview

System Requirements

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

New Features

Driver Version Naming Changes

Known Issues

Accessing the Help

Finding Examples

Automating the Installation of NI Products

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

NI Software Support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003

Legal Information


Overview

The NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 software contains an extensive library of VIs and properties. You can use these VIs and properties in LabVIEW to program your IEC 61850 applications for your intelligent electronic devices (IEDs). Use the SMV VIs and the SMV properties to publish and subscribe to the sampled measured value (SMV) messages. Use the GOOSE VIs and the GOOSE properties to publish and subscribe to the generic object oriented substation event (GOOSE) messages. Use the MMS VIs and the MMS properties to communicate data that applies to the manufacturing message specification (MMS) between MMS servers and MMS clients. Use the SCL VIs to view, validate, and set short addresses of system configuration description language (SCL) files.

System Requirements

NI Hardware Support

The following table lists the NI hardware products supported by the VIs in NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850.

IEC 61850 VIs NI Hardware Supported
SMV VIs NI cRIO-906x and NI cRIO-903x

Note  Refer to the NI website for more detailed information about choosing the right hardware that best meets your performance needs.

GOOSE VIs NI cRIO-906x and NI cRIO-903x
MMS VIs All NI CompactRIO real-time controllers and all NI PXI real-time controllers

NI Application Software Support

The following table lists the NI application software supported by NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850.

NI Application SoftwareVersions Supported by NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850
LabVIEW 2012 (32-bit), 2013 (32-bit), 2014 (32-bit), 2015 (32-bit)
LabVIEW Real-Time Module2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Installation Instructions

Before installing the NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 software, log on as Administrator or as a user with Administrator privileges. The NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 software setup program must have Administrator privileges because the program modifies the configuration registry of your system. Double-click the setup.exe file in the root directory of the NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 installer and follow the instructions on the screen to install NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850. After you complete installing NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850, you can deploy it on a real-time target.

Note

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.

New Features

The NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 has the following new features:

Driver Version Naming Changes

NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 versions are now aligned with the versions of major NI application software products. This alignment gives you information about the year the driver was released and the most recent software version the driver was designed to work with. Driver versions now start with a two-digit year indicator: NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 15.0. For example, NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 15.0 is the version released with LabVIEW 2015. The last version released under the old numbering scheme is NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 2.0. The first version released under the new numbering scheme is NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 14.0.

Known Issues

You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the NI website for an up-to-date list of known issues in NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850.

Accessing the Help

Refer to the NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 Help, accessible from Help»NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 in LabVIEW, for information about NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850.

Finding Examples

Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. Navigate to the Hardware Input and Output»NI-Industrial Communications»IEC 61850 folder to access the examples. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.

You also can find the examples for NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 in the labview\examples\IEC 61850 directory.

Automating the Installation of NI Products

You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes. However, starting with the August 2012 releases (products using NI Installers version 3.1 or later), you may need to perform additional steps before or during a silent installation of NI software.

If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.0, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.0 separately before you install NI software.

For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher.

Using NI Launcher

NI Launcher helps you find and launch installed NI products. It provides you with a method of finding NI products similar to the Start menu in previous versions of Microsoft Windows. To use NI Launcher, click the NI Launcher tile in the Apps view. NI Launcher launches the desktop and opens a menu containing a list of NI products. Click any NI product to launch it.

Note  NI MAX does not appear as a desktop shortcut when installed on Microsoft Windows 8.1. You can launch NI MAX either from the Apps view or from within NI Launcher.

Pinning Frequently Used Applications

For convenience, you can pin your most-used NI applications, such as MAX, to either the Start screen or the Taskbar on the desktop, as necessary:

Current ApplicationIcon LocationPin to Action
Windows 8.1 DesktopDesktop TaskbarRight-click application and select Pin to Taskbar
Windows 8.1 Desktop Start screenRight-click application and select Pin to Start
Windows 8.1 Start screenDesktop TaskbarRight-click application and select Pin to taskbar from the menu bar on the bottom of the screen

Finding All Programs

If you want to find a particular application or related files, such as documentation files, from the Start screen, you can access all installed files from the Apps view. To get to the Apps view, click the down arrow on the bottom left of the screen.

For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.

NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 Drops Support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 in 2016

NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 will drop support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 as of July 1, 2016. Versions of NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 that ship after July 1, 2016 will not install or run on Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003. For detailed information about NI application software product life cycles, visit ni.com/info and enter one of the following Info Codes:

Product Info Code
LabVIEWlifecycle
LabWindows™/CVI™cvi_lifecycle
Measurement Studiomstudiolifecycle
TestStandtslcp
DIAdemddlcp
SignalExpressselcp
VeriStandnivslifecycle

Legal Information

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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:

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Patents

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