Release of Protection and control IED manager PCM600 version 2.5


Dear Reader,

A new version (2.5) of Protection and control IED manager PCM600 has been released. PCM600 provides versatile functionalities for the entire life cycle of all Relion® protection and control IED applications, at all voltage levels.

New features and benefits / feature enhancements

  • Online/Offline IED configuration comparison
  • Graphical representation of distance protection function
  • Support for multiple PCM600 versions on the same computer
  • Simplified variant concept, without license and free of charge
  • Comparison of SCL configuration in PCM600 and SCD file for identification of difference in SCL data
  • Customization of IED tool menus, customize visibility of tools according to user needs
  • Improved short report tool for easy analysis of disturbance files
  • Improvements in application configuration
  • Increased system size (# IEDs in same project) when engineering large systems
  • Template support in Graphical Display Editor tool for reuse of display engineering
  • Improved navigation between function block in application configuration and its parameters
  • Optimized overview in signal matrix tool
  • Export subset of parameter settings to csv or XRIO
  • Improved user interface and usability of ICM tool (IED configuration migration)
  • New IEC 61850 configuration tool of PCM600 provides viewing or engineering of dataset and dataflow configuration for vertical or horizontal IEC 61850 communication
More details can be found in the release note.

The following documentation is available in the PCM600 software package and in the ABB Substation Automation Software Library:
  • PCM600 Installation Sheet
  • PCM600 ReadMe File
  • PCM600 Product Guide
The user documentation is available as on-line help in PCM600.

Products supported in this release
PCM600 supports the following protection and control products:
  • Relion protection and control products: 670, 650, 630, 620, 615, 611, and 610 series
  • RIO600
  • REX521 and RE_54_ series
  • Selected SPACOM relays
  • REF 542plus
IED Connectivity package support for PCM600 Ver. 2.5
For the best performance we recommend the latest versions/revisions of IED Connectivity packages available in the PCM600 Update Manager to be used together with PCM600 Ver. 2.5.

Life cycle statement
PCM600 Ver. 2.5 will replace the versions 1.5, 2.0 up to version 2.4.1 of PCM600. The IEC 61850 communication engineering module IET600 Ver. 5.1, previously included in PCM600 Ver. 2.4 Engineering Pro, gets replaced by IET600 - Integrated Engineering Tool Ver. 5.2.

The replaced versions will be moved to obsolete phase in the software life cycle policy, which means that they will no longer be maintained.

Ordering and delivery information
The previous variant concept of PCM600 gets simplified with PCM600 Ver. 2.5.

The IEC 61850 engineering module IET600, included in former PCM600 2.4 Engineering Pro, is now available as stand alone product “IET600 - Integrated Engineering Tool”
PCM600 Ver. 2.5 is available in one variant, including complete PCM600 functionality (except IET600), without license and free of charge.

PCM600 Ver. 2.5 is license free and can be downloaded free of charge from the ABB Substation Automation Software Library. PCM600 can also be ordered on a CD using the following ordering number:

SoftwareOrdering number
PCM600 Ver. 2.5PCM600-25

The installation of PCM600 Ver. 2.5 gets started by running the installation program (Setup.exe). Different to previous PCM600 Ver. 2.4, PCM600 Ver. 2.5 does not include any licensing; license activation is no further required for PCM600 Ver. 2.5.

Known limitations and supporting information
For technical limitations and supporting information, please refer to the PCM600 readme file.

Yours faithfully,

Beat Schütz Martin Nykvist
Product ManagerProduct Manager
Substation Automation Products Distribution Automation

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