Data communication and telecom advisory

Expert advice and support to help you make the right decisions when choosing and implementing a communication protocol

As power systems become smarter and more automated, data communication protocols and telecommunication technology are increasingly important to energy grid reliability. Within this landscape, utilities are demanding that equipment comply to open, secure standards to ensure interoperability in a multi-vendor environment.

The right protocol, the right way
DNV offers comprehensive testing and support services to help you ensure your systems are interoperable through compliance with the appropriate communication protocols. With in-depth experience of a wide range of protocols, we can help you choose the right one for you and implement it to meet your needs.

Our services include:

  • Specification and profile definition
  • Interface compliance testing and verification
  • Protocol and system validation
  • Assessment of existing communication infrastructures
  • Security advisory and verification

Unrivaled expertise at your service
Through our data communication and telecom advisory services, you gain access to an unrivalled array of expertise and experience. Our knowledge built from decades of participation in user groups and standardisation bodies is complemented by the hands-on know-how obtained by testing hundreds of devices and implementations. All of this expertise is at your service to help ensure you make the right choices at every stage of defining and implementing a communication protocol.


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