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Year 8 - Vol VII

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Zeus a tester for the Utility Networks

Zeus provides deep insights design, install, maintain and troubleshoot communication infrastructures of the Smart Grid. The unit is able to test Ethernet/IP, PTP, IRIG-B, C37.94, GOOSE, SV and MMS protocols. Providng One-way-delay testing assisted by GPS in all interfaces and protocols with integrated set of programmable filters to capture live data traffic at wire-speed.

C37.94, 10G/s, T1/E1, SyncE, PTP, Datacom, Jitter/Wander

Verify Communication Resources

Step-by-step, proprietary architectures are being replaced by standards relaying on optical Ethernet, so there is a clear need for tools that can manage both old and new interfaces.

Networks deployed by Utilities have special requirements that include synchronization, delay measurements, protocol analysis and event detection in order to assure a quality provision of electricity without interruptions.

The automation of the power grid requires timing for applications such as peak-hour billing, virtual energy management, protection failures control and to correlate energy generation/demand. SynchroPhasors, deployed across the power grid, are also an important element to check to assure it monitoring and resilience functions work perfectly.

The reliability of transmission links for protection relays is critical then they have to be resilient to the effects of high-volt / high-freq inductions and ground potential rise. This is why utilities have moved to optical media to connect the different items collocated in substations.

Zeus can test and adjust all these elements by means of advanced features that allow to measure and emulate PTP, IRIG-B, 1PPS, ToD, T1/E1. Also includes a set of programmable filters to capture live data traffic at wire-speed.

You can now analyze GOOSE, SV, MMS and other protocols to decode and save them in PCAP format or calculate propagation delay from local or remote substations.

Case studies

  • (OPERATIONS) 'Please verify accurately the time offset of GOOSE and SV protocols'
  • (OPERATIONS) 'Capture and analyse the GOOSE protocol generated by the IEDs installed on Bay#2'
  • (OPERATIONS) 'Use Zeus to generate an IRIG-B signal in the lab to verify the performance of this RTU'
  • (OPERATIONS) 'We need a compact tester must turn-up the GbE network that also support PTP with Power Profile'
  • (FINANCES) 'Mind that the available CAPEX for the tester you need is limited'
  • (MANAGEMENT) 'Engineers must be confident to troubleshoot new IEC 61850 protocols deployed'
  • (ENGINEER) 'Can we emulate C37.94? Please verify the events'
  • (LAB) 'Prepare a PTP Master/Slave emulator to verify the clocks I'm concerned if wander reaching the limit'
  • (POWER) 'Verify the asymmetry measuring the One Way Delay in the substation everywhere Ethernet, Datacom, C37.94 and T1 interfaces'

Features and Benefits

Built with latest technology it is a light while rugged tester that facilitates many hours of continuous operation.

  • GOOSE, SV, MMS protocol capture and save in PCAP format for analysis
  • GOOSE, SV packet time offset
  • I/O time refs.: IRIG-B, PTP, SyncE, T1/E1, 10/2/1.5 Mb/s, 1PPS, 1PP2S, ToD, GNSS
  • Internal Oscillator: Rubidium, OCXO
  • PTP master / slave
  • SyncE/PTP wander analysis/generation
  • FULL T1/E1 test Jitter/Wander, Pulse
  • Asymmetry or One-Way-Delay with GPS
  • Datacom: V11, V24, V35, V36, EIA530, EIA530A, Co-dir
  • C37.94 analysis/generation
  • SNMP/MIB support


Dear Customer,

ALBEDO Zeus is a field and lab tool built in a rugged case, it is ideal for technicians responsible of the installation, commissioning and maintenance of communication infrastructures of the Power Industry, by providing valuable insights that illustrate the full network picture that is the foundation of the Smart Power Grid.

Kind Regards,

US / Canada: contact Mike
mob: (647)233-7353
tel: (305)847-9059

Latinoamerica: contact Victor
tel: +598 93 700 955

Brasil: contact Aderito
tel: +55 11 5051 1578

Europe: contact Julian
tel: +44 (0) 1865 601957

Germany/Austria/Switzerland: contact Silvan
tel: +41 71 910 03 78

India: contact Prem
tel: +91-98110 55459

Asia: contact Yogesh
tel: +91 70651 71111

MEA: contact Tarek
tel: +34 655 449 589

World Local Partners:

Zeus is capable of verifying, activating
and troubleshooting all kinds of communications


(Power Utility Tester)

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