DLMS

The DLMS User Association is proud to celebrate its 10th birthday. Travel with us to see how during these ten years DLMS/ COSEM became a strongly established international standard for meter data exchange.

The number of members approaching 100, seven international standards and 50 certified implementations are strong evidences of market acceptance worldwide.

1997 - The Association is founded on 31 March 2007 and the first General Meeting is held on 15 October. Technical work starts based on DLMS – IEC 61334-4-41 – to develop the COSEM object model and a communication profile for PSTN.

1998: The first Blue Book and Green Book are released and the website is launched.

1999: The OBIS identification system is published as the Orange Book and work on conformance testing starts.

2000: The revised Books are introduced to IEC and CEN for international standardisation. The website and the Statuses are adapted to growing membership.

2001: The spread of market liberalisation gives a new impetus to meter data exchange. The Conformance testing plans are published in the Yellow Book.

2002: The first training courses and seminars are presented. The Conformance Test Tool (CTT) is released and first Certificates are granted. Work on COSEM as an internet application starts. A busy fifth birthday!

2003: The internet communication profile is submitted for international standardisation. Several meter vendors and system providers offer DLMS/ COSEM-based solutions. EN 13757-1 for utility metering is published.

2004: New books are released. A seminar is given in India for 150 experts.

2005: The first Asian implementations take place and there is big growth in membership from that region. New Books contain the internet communication profile.

2006: DLMS is present at an Asian event for the first time. DLMS/COSEM for metering gas metering starts. Smart metering initiatives create the market for communicating residential meters. Back to roots, DLMS/ COSEM over PLC becomes interesting. The Second edition of IEC 62056 series of standards is published.

2007: Early January – there are 91 members in the DLMS User Association, and an additional 5 are pending. The number of Certificates reaches 50. The Second version of CTT is released.

After looking back, we are looking ahead: More applications, more data transfer technologies, more service to our members …

Please contact us for more information or any question about the DLMS User Association at Pre-de-la-Fontaine 19, CH-1217 Meyrin-Geneva, Switzerland, e-mail dlms@dlms.com, or visit our website www.dlms.com. Győző Kmethy, President Paul Fuchs, General Secretary