Protocols & Communication

DNP User and Reference Manual

DNP, the Distributed Network Protocol, is a standards-based communications protocol developed
to achieve interoperability among systems in the electric utility, oil & gas, water/waste water and
security industries. This robust, flexible non-proprietary protocol is based on existing open
standards to work within a variety of networks.

The manual details implementation of the Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3) driver on
SCADAPack controllers. While we continuously improve upon the contents of this manual to
simply the driver configuration tasks, we also assume that users attempting to configure the DNP
protocol on a SCADAPack controller have some preliminary understanding of the DNP3
communication protocol.