A Complete Guide to the IEC 61850 Standard

The IEC 61850 standard began with the development of the EPRI Utility Communications Architecture (UCA), a 6-volume report completed in 1991. Those volumes spelled out the need for communication standards and a UCA protocol that used as its basis the Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS), an …

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Why Should You License the OpenADR Test Harness Now?

It’s easy to think of the OpenADR Pre-Certification Test Harness as something useful at the late stages of development – prior to certification. And that is very true. The OpenADR Test Harness easily pays for itself in reduced time and costs of certifications. Those who …

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MultiSpeak Interoperability and Testing Certification

MultiSpeak was originally developed by a small group of vendors whose customers were US electric cooperatives, and it is an initiative of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Often, electric cooperatives do not have the IT staff or resources to integrate and build system …

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Fax Transmission Power — More Is Not Always Better

There is an article of faith among analog electronics engineers that, if you have to send a signal through difficult conditions, pumping up the power is a good, time-honored approach to doing so. But what about distortion? Somewhere power boosts have to encounter diminishing returns …

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Adobe Photoshop CS6: Power, Creativity and Speed

Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 now has more powerful image editing power, new creative options, and better performance. An new interface accesses enhanced design tools, such as Content-Aware Patch, Blur Gallery, and a more precise Crop tool.
As with other members of the CS6 family, Photoshop CS6 …

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Acrobat XI: A Design Tool?

We looked under the hood of Adobe Acrobat XI to create our latest ATS-IF test suite for CS6 and Acrobat XI. We found some surprises!
Use Adobe Acrobat XI as a Design Tool
New commands in Acrobat XI let you add and edit text and …

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Adobe® Illustrator® CS6: Faster, More Intuitive, Stable

Continuing with our analysis of Adobe CS6 applications for our latest Application Test Suite-Intermediate Files (ATS-IF) Suite for Windows 8 applications. We’ll discuss new features and enhancements made to Illustrator. The ATS-IF suite covers four new Adobe applications: InDesign CS6, Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6, and …

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What’s New in Adobe InDesign CS6?

We’re hard at work on our next Application Test Suite-Intermediate Files for Windows 8 applications. This suite covers four new Adobe applications: InDesign CS6, Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6, and Acrobat XI. These ATS-IFs will be sold as the Windows 8-Adobe CS6 Suite. Here’s what our …

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Effective PDF Testing Strategy for PDF Printers and Applications

QualityLogic’s white paper, “Effective PDF Testing Strategy,” presents an effective testing methodology for PDF printers and applications. It includes a discussion of some of the most common misunderstandings, including how testing with only PDF files that are produced by common applications can be risky. Here …

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What’s New in FaxLab 9?

FaxLab 9, the latest version of QualityLogic’s fax interoperability test tool, adds 20 new fax and multi-function peripheral profiles. Network equipment providers and carriers use FaxLab to identify message degradation caused by the network transport, as well as fax protocol violations in gateways. FaxLab is …

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