Please see the Grid Protection Alliance web site for the latest information about the openPDC:
October 2010 openPDC Maintenance Release
· Migration to .NET 4.0 / Visual Studio 2010 for enhanced performance and maintainability
· Enhanced setup application to simplify installation
· Redesigned openPDC Manager
o A local, windows application that does not require a web server or IIS configuration.
o Installs along with the openPDC so no further setup or installation required.
o Better grouping of menu items for easy navigation.
o A new screen for instant real-time data stream viewing and review of PMU performance statistics.
o Tightly coupled with the openPDC service. On screen configuration changes to adapters propagate to the openPDC service automatically.
o Statistical measurements get added/verified automatically every time input or output adapter configuration changes.
o Historian metadata (for data as well as statistics archival) get refreshed automatically whenever direct or indirect measurement changes occur.
o On screen ability to initialize any individual adapter.
o Improved indication of device(s) status throughout the system.
o Better error handling and reporting with a new error log viewer.
o User preferences and settings are saved on exit and applied on start-up.
o Force IPv4 is now an application level global setting which can be managed from System Settings screen.
o Input Status & Monitoring screen can now handle PDC stream with higher latency by setting Relative Time Offset in System Settings page.
o Added a “Copy” button on Browse Devices as well as Manage Output Stream screens.
o Added a new configuration option on the Input Wizard screen to create or update configuration manually.
o Modified code to persist database connection from one function call to another for improved performance.
o Better user experience on Input Wizard screen, quick links on the home page for easier navigation, wrapping of large tool-tips in to multiple lines, advanced configuration options for output stream are collapsed by default and allows users to expand if needed, added Check-All checkbox on Output Stream Wizard screens, master-detail pages selects first record by default, etc along with number of bug fixes and improvements.
· Inclusion of a COMTRADE export adapter
· Improved acceptance testing features with ability to playback historical data to simulate real-time inputs along with a new precision timer to verify performance.
· Optional ID-Code validation in IEEE C37.118 Output Streams for simple authentication
· Product separation into independent open source projects:
o Framework - TVA Code Library
o Historian - openHistorian
o NASPI PMU Registry
o PMU Connection Tester