GXF or Grid eXchange Fabric is a generic communication network for field devices currently deployed in several public use cases, including microgrids, smart metering, public lighting, and distribution automation. There are many other open source projects that offer ‘similar’ functionality, but what sets GXF apart is the fact that “it is more than just a protocol translator. GXF also offers functionality for lifecycle management, configuration management and even key management,” says Robert Tusveld, Solution Architect at Alliander. Check out the whole discussion in the video above.
About Robert Tusveld: Robert Tusveld has been working as a solution architect at Alliander for 5 years now. He has gained a lot of experience in the IT in the last 25 years. Robert has a lot of experience in complex technology-driven environments in the defense, energy and commercial industries.
About Alliander: Alliander develops and operates energy networks. Through our cables and pipes, over three million Dutch households and companies are supplied with electricity, gas and heating. We operate a 90,000km electricity grid and a 40,000km gas network, and we take great pride in our networks being among the world’s most reliable. Our 7,000 colleagues make sure the lights are on, homes are heated and businesses can keep operating.