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MZ Automation GmbH

We provide expertise in communication protocols for automation systems and embedded devices. We have a lot of experience in protocol design, implementation, and integration in the energy and industrial automation domain. If your requirements consists of IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5, TASE.2/ICCP, DNP3, Modbus, OPC-UA/DA, MBUS we are the right choice for you.


What we are doing?

Development of industrial grade communication protocol implementations

Development, Maintaining and Support for our standard protocol products libIEC61850, lib60870, and libtase2

Consultancy and workshops for IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5, TASE.2/ICCP, DNP3

We can help you in every phase of integrating communication protocols into your software or devices. We can do everything from requirement specification, design, implementation, testing, and certification.

Additionally for IEC 61850 we also offer to support you in standard compliant data model design, documentation, and assistance for UCA certification

Development of versatile tools for configuration and testing

Development of customer specific software

and much more …

Past and ongoing Projects

Integration of IEC 61850/MMS/GOOSE into a versatile protection relay IED and support for certification

Integration of IEC 61850/MMS into a network switch (for management and monitoring) and support for certification

Integration of IEC 61850/IEC 60870-5-104 in a battery management system

Integration of IEC 61850 and IEC 60870-5-104 into RTU

Modbus to IEC 60870-5-104 converter

Modbus to DNP3 converter

Adaptation of a wireless MBUS stack to a new standard

Implementation of IEC 60870-5-102 driver in Java

Development and maintenance of IEC 61850 MMS/GOOSE/Sampled Values protocol library in C and C#

Development and maintenance of IEC 60870-5 protocol libraries in C and C#

Development and maintenance of TASE.2/ICCP protocol library in C, C#, and Java


MZ Automation was founded in 2014 by Michael Zillgith. We have a strong technical background and experience in communication protocols in the Smart Grid and industrial communication domains. embedded system engineering, software design and test-driven development. Our preferred programming languages are C, C++, Java, and C#.