IEC 62056-21 is a communication protocol often used by energy suppliers in their energy meters – mostly for electricity, but also for thermal and gas meters (as per EN 1434-3 standard). This protocol is included in IEC 62056 – family of standards maintained by International Electrotechnical Commission for electricity metering data exchange. It is a part of the “smart grid” suite of protocols and it is included into DLMS/COSEM specification.
IEC 62056-21 electrical meters usually are different from 96x96 and DIN-rail electrical meters with Modbus protocol. Utility meters are bigger in size, have a restricted access to configuration parameters and very limited user interface – they often have just a single button to switch between few values on the screen. Instead they are equipped with an optical probe interface, allowing energy suppliers to connect to the meters in a fast and safe manner temporarily.
|All IEC62056-21 meters|
Niagara-powered device with software v3.8 (AX), v4.1 (N4) or later, including Jace8000, Supervisor or their OEM versions
Jace 8000 250 points / 1000 points / unlimited points Supervisor 500 points + any number of extra 500 points
Niagara Supervisor or Jace is connected to meters via RS-485 / RS-232 ports (JACE) or IP (Supervisor or JACE).
|IEC62056-21 DLMS Meter Driver-JACE-10||$1,605.00|
|IEC62056-21 DLMS Meter Driver-JACE-20||$2,716.00|
|IEC62056-21 DLMS Meter Driver-JACE-Unlimited||$3,687.00|
|IEC62056-21 DLMS Meter Driver-Supervisor-10||$2,549.00|
|IEC62056-21 DLMS Meter Driver-Supervisor-Extra 10||$756.00|