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Integrated Engineering Tool IET600 Ver. 5.3. FP1

March 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of IET600 Ver. 5.3. FP1 IET600 provides full-fledged engineering functionalities for system integration of IEC 61850 based substation automation systems.

Feature pack release IET600 Ver.5.3 FP1 (5.3.112, March 2015)

This release replaces the former IET600 5.3.2x.x versions.

New and enhanced features

  • New interface for increased MicroSCADA Pro SYS600/C engineering efficiency*
    • New single exchange format containing all relevant information and data for configuration and update of a MicroSCADA Pro database
    • Disturbance settings are now fully handled in IET600 (replacement of CET functionality)
    • Revised Customer Signal List (Excel export)
    • Allows customization of exported data and representation to accommodate customer’s requirements
    • Extensive filtering, grouping and sorting features for to control export of data
    • Customized templates can be stored and re-used in other projects
    • Re-export of data without losing the customized formatting supported
  • IEC61850 improvements and extensions
    • SSD file import support for selected sections of a Substation Specification Description file
    • Extensions for recursive Sub-function and Sub-equipment handling
    • IED Services are now shown in a new system wide overview
  • MicroSCADA Pro SYS600/C Mirroring improvements for better handling of internal and grouped signals
  • Loosen naming restrictions in IEC 61850 substation section (support for 800xA system integration)
  • Improvements for end customer support
    • License keys and relevant system information can be provided to support line
    • Improved logging operations

* Requires MicroSCADA Pro 9.4 FP1 or later


  • IEC 61850 engineering
    • Handling of ConfDataset.MaxAttributes for Ed.1 IEDs is resolved: for Hitachi Energy Ed.1 IEDs, Attributes will be counted, in all other cases, entries will be counted.
  • General
    • Improved usability - it is now possible to change to another tab from a context menu of the tabs rather than using the arrows on the right side to scroll.

Bug-fix release IET600 Ver. (August 2014)


  • IEC 61850 engineering
    • Importing an SCD file did sometimes not set the project version correctly
    • Importing an ICD/IID file with an incorrect namespace version could cause the project version to be set to this illegal version as well. This caused a later SCD export to fail without error message new error message guides the user what needs to be done.
    • When creating default clients in the RCB Client editor automatically, an RTU5xx was still be configured as its own default client; this was not visible in the editor, and RCB clients were not generated, but it caused strange indexes for the default clients
  • MicroSCADA Pro SYS600 engineering
    • Copy/Paste of a bay with HMI and NCC client data duplicated uplink signals
    • Station-dependent Names and LNs did not update from formula in certain situations (e.g. copying Bays in certain situations, importing ICD files in certain situations)
    • Command signals send to HMI cannot be mirrored
    • NCC commands did not convert to Single or Double Binary commands after changing the corresponding flag in Signal Handling Type after migration of and old project, drag'n'dropping an HMI to the "Gateways" node did not always work
  • General
    • Filter in some editors did not work anymore

Bug-fix release IET600 Ver.5.3.22 (February 2014)


  • Communication
    • SNMP was missing as a choice for Subnetwork protocols
    • Provide Plug Type "Other" for unspecified plug types
  • IEC 61850 engineering
    • Some vendors do not model GCB clients but use additional ExtRef information added this information in all cases to improve interoperability
  • MicroSCADA Pro SYS600 engineering
    • Consistency check for UN = 0 did create unnecessary warnings in some situations


  • IEC 61850 engineering related
    • In some situations the DynAssociation.Max service was not correctly evaluated, which could lead to RptEnabled.Max set to a value lower than the number of RCB Clients
    • Modifying a Dataset did sometimes not increase the configRev value of its Control Block
    • SCD import did not merge private sections on SCL root element
    • Certain DOIs and DAIs were removed on SCD re-export
  • MicroSCADA Pro SYS600 specific
    • Number of OPC servers per MicroSCADA Pro was limited to 4 instead of 8

Technical requirements on environment

The minimum hardware requirements are:

  • 300MB of free hard disk space
  • Dual-core processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 2.5 GB page file size

The recommended hardware requirements for medium to big projects are:

  • 300MB of free hard disk space
  • 64 bit operating system
  • Quad-core processor
  • ≥8 GB RAM
  • SSD recommended for system drive

The following operating systems are supported:

  • Windows XP SP3 (32 bit)
  • Windows 2003 Server SP2 (32 bit)
  • Windows Vista SP1 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (32 bit / 64 bit)
  • Windows 2008 Server (32 bit / 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 (32bit / 64 bit)


Following documentation can be found on the product CD

  • 1MRK500114-UEN IET600 installation guide
  • 1MRK500114-UEN IET600 user manual
  • 1MRK500116-GEN IET600 Release Note

Ordering and delivery information

The IET600 can be ordered from Substation Automation Products, Västerås, Sweden. The delivery includes a transparent case with the software, manual and installation guide on CD and the USB hardware license key.

IET600 Ver.5.3 requires a USB hardware license key to function during start-up and runtime of the tool.

For users of PCM600 Engineering Pro Ver.2.4 or IET600 5.2 an update product to IET600 Ver.5.3 is available. For more information please contact Hitachi Energy Substation Automation Products, Västerås, Sweden (


IET600 needs some additional software components (these are contained in the IET Prerequisites package) delivered on the CD:

  • Windows Installer 4.5
  • NET Framework 4.0
  • SQL Server 2008 SP2 (Note: Requires Service Pack 3 on Windows XP)

The IET600 Prerequisites must be installed once before the first time the installation of IET600. The installation of IET600 Ver. 5.3 gets started by running the installation program (“ABB IET600 Setup.exe”). For more details please read the IET600 installation guide.

Life cycle statement

IET600 Ver. 5.3 is a standalone product and replaces all former versions. Bug-fix and feature pack releases of IET600 Ver. 5.3 are available via internet download with the built-in “check for updates” function – they run with the same licence key. IET600 automatically migrates engineered projects and data created with earlier versions of IET600, to the latest version and therefore ensures full backwards compatibility.

Statement on IEC 61850 Ed.2 support of IET600 Ver.5.3 FP1 (5.3.112, March 2015)

This version of IET600 is prepared for the application of IEC 61850 Ed.2. It has not yet been tested by an independent UCA certified IEC 61850 conformance test laboratory, due to the fact as these tests were not in place at release date of this version.. The usage of the IEC 61850 Ed.2 features in IET600 v.5.3 is only recommended for officially released and conformance tested Ed.2 products. Please regularly check online with the built-in “check for updates” function. The officially IEC 61850 Ed.2 conformance tested version of IET600 v.5.3 will be downloadable as a free upgrade when available. By then also the official IEC 61850 SICS (SCL Implementation Conformance Statement) will be published.

Yours faithfully,


Tetsuji Maeda
Global Lead Product Manager
SA Tools & Integration Technology
Substation Automation Products & Systems

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