For each connected communications port, the meter uses the applicable communications protocol to establish communications with other devices or software. The protocol manages the communications session and defines the set of rules, commands and packet structure of the transmitted data. You can also control which protocols are enabled or disabled on the meter.
Other means of controlling communications, such as who can access certain types of meter data, are discussed in the security topics for the meter.
Your meter’s default protocol settings meet the needs of most systems with only basic configuration. You can customize these settings to meet your specific needs. These are advanced procedures that require an understanding of your meter’s architecture, supported protocols, and the communications network and power system that your meter is connected to.