If you’re on our Smart Grid mailing list, you’ve already heard about QualityLogic’s new program to kick SEP 2 interoperability into high gear: the SEP 2.0 Accelerator Program. Here’s how we’re progressing so far.

SEP 2 Accelerator Program Status

SEP 2 Accelerator is a one-time program with discounts of 50% from expected list prices on our SEP 2 interoperability test tools and services, along with very favorable terms. We’re pleased with the interest level in SEP 2 and continue to recruit Accelerator Program Members. We are approaching the point where we’ll have enough participants to close the program.

April Engineering Update Release

We’re just released an Engineering Update for the SEP 2 Functional Test Suite (FTS) and SEP 2 Ad Hoc Testers to our current Accelerator Partners that includes 30 new and updated Client (4) and Server (26) functional tests covering 81 Server PICS and 45 client PICS.

In addition to the new tests, we’ve added:

  • PICS coverage reporting for the Ad hoc tester – similar to what is available in the FTS tester. This allows users to review which PICS are covered when performing Ad Hoc testing.
  • Log Items window to the Ad hoc tester – similar to what is available in the FTS tester. This allows users to individually inspect each SEP 2.0 message that was transmitted or received during a test.
  • Additional bug fixes and updates to address SEP 2.0 interoperability issues discovered since the last release in September.

The updates were released April 18th to all of our current Accelerator Program members and will be shipping to new customers until our next release. We have already tested against four SEP 2 implementations since January, identifying issues with the implementations and also identifying and fixing bugs in the tests themselves. The just-released, updated products represent the closest thing to a certification test available for the IEEE SEP 2 standard.