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DCN 3000 Data Concentrator

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Proven, Secure, Multi-Application
Secure: built on industry leading security features.
Reliable: provides a 20 year life.
Extensible: connects to local devices.
DCN 3000 Control Node
Open Standard, Reliable Platform
Our data concentrator platform powers more grid sensors and smart meters than any other data concentrator in the world.
DCN 3000 is a dependable PLC data concentrator and advanced control node in one. Combines proven OSGP grid device management with advanced low voltage grid insight, Linux-based distributed intelligence capabilities and improved modularity. Application head-room and USB based expandability rounds out the future-proof distributed application platform.
DCN 3000 Distributed Control Node Features DCN 3000 Control Node Features
  • Low Voltage Grid Mapping - Map meter, segment, feeder and transformer associations and report it to the system. 
  • Fast Commissioning - Commission supported meters in single message exchange. 
  • App Distribution Platform - Support for remotely and securely adding distributed applications and device/ sensor support drivers in the field. 
  • Outage Detection - Backup power and quick burst message to provide Last Gasp notification to system software regarding a transformer outage on 1 or more phases. 
  • Flexible and Secure Connections - WAN communication using any wired or wireless IP-capable network, supports data authentication and encryption on all data channels. Enhanced connectivity and modularity via USB.
Future Ready
DCN 3000 Control Node Linux OS
  • Linux OS supports remotely and securely adding distributed applications and device/sensor support drivers in the field.
  • Remote firmware upgrades and field replaceable modems.
Proven Reliability
DCN 3000 using OSGP technology
  • Enjoy daily communication reads delivered with 99.7- 100% reliability using OSGP power line technology; this technology enables four times the bandwidth of second-generation RF and is used by more smart meters than any other data concentrator in the world.
  • Communicates with the NES System Software using any wired or wireless IP-capable network and supports data authentication and encryption on all data channels. Includes enhanced connectivity and modularity via USB.
  • Resistant to vandalism and extreme weather. Translucent cover and status LEDs provide diagnostics for easier installation.
Map the Low Voltage Grid
DCN 3000 Map the Low Voltage Grip
  • Next level of grid visibility - Automatically discovers meter, segment, feeder and transformer associations using Low Voltage Grid Mapping (LVGM) feature and reports them up to the head-end system. Able to identify connection of actual phase for devices in its portion of the LV grid.
  • Supports fast commissioning of supported OSGP devices in a single message exchange. Collects and reports meter and other sensor data, including consumption and power-quality measurements.
Monitor Health and Prevent Problems
DCN 3000 Monitor Health and Prevent Problems
  • Monitors and reports a variety of alarm conditions, including outages, possible fault conditions and tampering.
  • Local Data Access allows for head-end managed grid data access to distributed grid applications.
Technical Specs
Maximum NES devices managed 1,024 NES electricity meters and 4,096 associated M-Bus devices
 
 
Input voltage Supports Star or Delta networks
 
 
Phase coupling On all phases
 
 
 Power consumption 3W (idle) to 10W (maximum depending on peripherals used)
 
 
LAN (Power line Network) interface ISO/IEC 14908 (OSGP and extended ANSI/EIA 709.1) over CENELEC “A” band (EN 50065.1)
 
 
WAN interface Connections to IP-capable network via Ethernet, UMTS/GSM modem or CDMA modem or external device connected via RS232 or USB (dependent on selected modules)
 
 
Outage Uptime Supported Approximately 30 seconds using Internal Last Gasp Module, external backup source connection capable for longer uptimes.
 
 
Optical Port IEC 61107 (physical and electrical requirements)
 
 
Enclosure Dimensions 260.9mm x 169.4mm x 66.5mm