SIPROTEC 5 firmware Version 7.8 is now being rolled out for SIPROTEC 5 relays, together with DIGSI 5 version 7.8. New features include the following.
A feature of 7.8 is Role-based Access Control (RBAC) enabling a higher level of cyber security. Used with RADIUS/ACTIVE Directory tools, this feature allows Ethernet access to be limited by user/group with either full access, read-only access or no access. Note that RBAC is optional and requires appropriate function points.
An upgraded and expanded web interface is provided (but can be disabled, or access limited by RBAC). The web interface allows the display of operational measures, fault logs, and setting values. This upgrade provides a new look and feel (to match that standardised with the A-8000 series RTU we offer). Future releases will support the download of operational log and fault logs via web interface.
Dual DNP3 TCP Masters
Dual DNP3 masters are now supported on the one Ethernet SCADA communication module.
DIGSI 5 Software (Version 7.8)
A welcome addition with Version 7.8 is that from this point onwards that the device drivers no longer need to be reinstalled after an upgrade. User-definable Application Templates are now also supported, which allows you to define ‘typical configurations’ that can be used in designs – even where the hardware may not be identical.
Download the V7.8 brochure
For more information, download the V7.8 information sheet
SIPROTEC 5 Role-based Access Control
With the release of DIGSI 7.8, most manuals have been updated to reflect the new functions. To aid our customers we have:
- Updated our website technical library with the common SIPROTEC/DIGSI 5 V7.8 manuals (in the Are you new....? section)
- Added a DIGSI 5 version 7.8 download section to our Service Provider webpage. Contact us for access details. However, do not upgrade to DIGSI 7.8 if the organisation you are supporting is using a earlier version - they will not be able to open any files you update.