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Effective Life Cycle Management and NERC-CIP Integration for Existing Multilin™ D20 Installations

GE announces the availability of the latest Advanced Substation Automation Controller – the Multilin D20MX version 1.3. the Multilin D20MX is a specialized computing platform designed to execute communications and energy management applications for the monitoring and control of electrical substations. Built on advanced technologies, field-proven deployment and backwards compatible for existing Multilin D20 installations, the D20MX provides customers effective life cycle management by minimizing operation, maintenance and upgrade costs while providing effective integration into the NERC-CIP environment.

The Multilin D20MX Version 1.3 provides a broad range of new features and benefits including:

  • The availability of 10 additional communication protocols and applications to efficiently communicate with various devices in the electric power grid by providing reliable time synchronization of data, advance logic processing and interoperability of data acquisition and control.
  • The presence of Alias IP addressing enables the D20MX to simultaneously communicate with both remote single-IP and dual-IP devices, even if the D20MX is configured as a single-IP device. This further enhances IP-communication redundancy in the D20MX.
  • The support for Cyber-Ark plug-in provides a one-time password authentication model to ensure that passwords to the D20MX are never deterministic and continuously changing. It further provides an effective means to centrally manage user accounts through Cyber-Ark’s privilege identity management suite.
  • The ability to log not only successful and un-successful login attempts, password, firmware and configuration changes that are present in the previous D20MX releases, but also supports logging of controls and setpoints, point force/un-force, counters reset in device status, internet and data link statistics displays and clearing of wesmaint Error, SOE and COS logs.

To learn more about GE’s Multilin D20MX, click here.