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Communicating with an Energy Meter Using IEC 62056 Through TCP/IP Protocol

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Executive Summary

Device Language Message Specification (DLMS) is an application layer protocol designed to support messaging to and from energy distribution devices in a computer integrated environment. COSEM, the COmpanion Specification for Energy Metering, addresses the meter as an integrated part of a commercial process, which starts with the measurement of the delivered product (energy) and ends with the revenue collection. The DLMS/COSEM specification specifies a data model and communication protocols for data exchange with metering equipment. Communication with electricity metering equipment using the COSEM interface classes is based on the client-server paradigm, where the meter plays the role of server and the client is a meter reading instrument. Different types of communication media are used to retrieve parameters from energy meter.

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