DNP3 (Distributed Network Protocol) is a set of open communication protocols commonly used in electrical and water utilities. Supervisory control and data acquisition systems use DNP3 to communicate between a master station, remote terminal units, and intelligent electronic devices. NI targets may be programmed as DNP3 outstation or master devices with advanced functionality, such as power quality monitoring, phasor measurements, and other smart grid-related analysis.
The NI-IndCom for DNP3 driver is a set of LabVIEW functions used to create DNP3 outstation or master applications. You can program these functions on Windows computers for development and then deploy them to PXI Express controllers with Windows or NI real-time controllers such as CompactRIO, Single-Board RIO, PXI, and PXI Express for field applications. The DNP3 driver supports Ethernet and serial communication, file transfer, and time synchronization between master and outstation. You also can use multiple communication channels per outstation and multiple sessions (logical devices) per channel.
The NI-IndCom for DNP3 driver supports unlimited deployments to the following targets:
-CompactRIO and Single-Board RIO controllers with real-time OS
-NI PXI/PXI Express controllers with real-time OS
-NI PXI Express controllers with Windows OS
The driver is licensed for deployment only on NI PXI Express Windows targets - not other targets such as a Windows PC.
Download the NI-IndCom for DNP3 driver under the Resources tab. When you purchase the driver, NI will mail you a serial number. If you need to upgrade from a version earlier than 14.0, please contact your account representative. Refer to KB 6T5F18LO for more information.