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SEL Data Management and Automation (DMA)

Blueframe Application Suite

SEL DMA applications are designed to automatically collect, store, and manage device-specific information to simplify day-to-day management of your system of devices and to support compliance. Automate and accelerate the collection of oscillography, Sequence of Events (SOE), device settings, and property information. DMA applications also streamline device audits through custom summary reports to identify device changes. DMA applications run as secure, container-based technology on SEL Blueframe, a secure embedded application platform that can be deployed on any of the SEL automation controllers (SEL-3350, SEL-3355, and SEL-3360).

The DMA application suite currently includes multiple orderable packages: the Disturbance Monitoring package (includes Disturbance Monitoring, Disturbance Monitoring Archive, and DMA Diagnostics), the Configuration Monitoring package (includes Configuration Monitoring, Configuration Monitoring Archive, and DMA Diagnostics), and the Credential Management package (includes Credential Management, Credential Management Archive, and DMA Diagnostics). More data task automation capabilities are coming soon. 

You can deploy DMA applications across substation or regional installations or centralized at a corporate installation, depending on the number of devices and system performance requirements. 

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The price noted below is for a single package.

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Automated IED Data Collection and Access—Aggregate different IED data in a centralized location using customized automated data collection plans. You can easily access the collected data through the Blueframe secure role-based web portal from anywhere in your system that shares the same LAN.

Simplify Data Collection From Distributed Devices—Improve efficiency and the speed of data collection from devices dispersed across wide distances with DMA applications that automate the collection of information, such as new events, SOE information, and settings and properties, using set periodic schedules. The DMA applications centrally store this information for secure and easy access by personnel tasked with understanding device status.

Monitor Device Changes—When settings, firmware, or device status information changes, quickly assess the state of your system and utilize collected data to compare for differences with your settings management software.

Expedite Root Cause Analysis—Accelerate root-cause analysis and generate reports for incident archiving with the Disturbance Monitoring Archive. This application allows you to quickly identify and access important events by type, device, location, or time, such as oscillographic event data that are beneficial for monitoring the system, fault analysis, and troubleshooting purposes.


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Disturbance Monitoring—Define data collection plans for end-point devices with the Disturbance Monitoring application. This application enables automated collection of event oscillography and sequence of events (SOE) data for supported resources in a common location. This facilitates streamlined initiation of fault restoration.

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Disturbance Monitoring Archive—Visualize collected data to view past events with the Disturbance Monitoring Archive application. You can use the predefined views and custom filters to select information pertinent to your task and download reports for detailed analysis in event analysis tools.

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Configuration Monitoring—Automate checks of active device settings, firmware versions, and device IDs with the Configuration Monitoring application. You can securely move collected settings to a settings management repository for a settings version comparison analysis.

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Configuration Monitoring Archive—View Configuration Monitoring application collected settings versions, firmware, and device ID variances with the Configuration Monitoring Archive application. This application lets you identify devices that are out of compliance and require corrective action.

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Credential Management—Schedule automated password rotation for resources managed by an SEL security gateway. Credential Management supports the need to ensure device access security with more control over when passwords are rotated with random and complex passwords.

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Credential Management Archive—View Credential Management reports to verify that scheduled resource passwords have been changed to support audit compliance efforts. Additionally, access resource credentials securely to aid emergency restoration efforts.

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DMA Diagnostics—DMA Diagnostics is a support tool for DMA applications that helps verify that the automation system is operating as specified in the data collection plan. You can troubleshoot automation system failures by identifying common communications barriers, such as communication timeouts, firewall ports, and device account issues, with detailed logging and status information related to how the automation systems interact with data sources.


DMA REST API—Move collected data from the DMA short-term repository to your business tools. The DMA REST API provides secure, read-only access to your DMA collected data without interrupting your system.


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      Resource Management

      Device (resource) information is stored in Blueframe’s Resource Management tool, which uses the same information across the system to reduce the configuration time and errors and to enable efficient resource updates for all applications that utilize the data.

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      Role-Based Access

      Create and define user roles to manage user access to DMA configuration applications, data-viewing archives, and troubleshooting tools.

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      Event Notification

      Get notified of events and SOE data from SEL RTACs for expedited data collection.

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      Publish Data

      Securely transport data from one Blueframe instance to another.

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      Collection Plan

      Configure the collection of event information for multiple devices in a single plan/task and for a specified interval.

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      New Report Generation

      Create device (resource) status reports to learn of expected or unexpected changes, such as firmware version upgrades, part number modification, or device configuration changes, to support your compliance efforts.

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      Data Export

      Export records for detailed comparison or archiving in your settings management tools.

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      Resource Selection

      View multiple resources in a single report, and use the built-in filtering tools to refine the information in the report.

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      Resource Status

      Review when changes occur to properties for monitored devices (resources).

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      Resource Health

      View the health of devices (resources), and identify if they experience intermittent or consistent automated data collection failures.

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      System Health

      Understand the overall automation system health status in a glance.

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      Last Failed Execution Status

      Quickly get message indication for collection failures from one place.




Simplify IED Data Collection With Full Automation and Simple Configuration—Enhance root cause analysis and diagnostics, reduce errors caused by manual data retrieval, and improve personnel safety and save time by reducing substation visits for data collection.

Data Analysis and Archiving—DMA applications support short-term archiving (6 months) for backup and include an API to move data to your archive.

Secure Data Collection—DMA offers a centralized, single-point access for data in a convenient location that facilitates user access management. In addition, system-managed passwords improve security through reduced device–personnel direct access. DMA also offers secure password storage for application use only.

Improve Data Utilization—Consolidate collected data into a single interface to perform different visualization, auditing, and analysis tasks. Normalize data into an industry-recognized standard format.


Platform—DMA applications run on the SEL Blueframe application platform. Blueframe is a secure, embedded container-based system for installing SEL applications and for managing and exchanging data between supported applications. Blueframe is designed to minimize the attack surface and includes several security measures, like allow listing, to prevent unauthorized access and attacks. It provides a scalable and customizable solution that accommodate your specific needs.

Learn more about the SEL Blueframe application platform.


Hardware—Blueframe runs on SEL powerful and reliable automation controllers on-premise to ensure the availability of your system in the most demanding applications and environments. Select the right hardware for your application from our automation controller models that offer a variety of processing power, drives, storage (memory modules), expansion capabilities, and form factors.

Learn more about SEL automation controllers:

SEL-3350 Automation Controller (New)
SEL-3355 Automation Controller
SEL-3360 Automation Controller


Blueframe may also be virtualized on non-SEL server-grade hardware with a subscription contract. To learn more about virtualized Blueframe deployments, contact your local support.

Device Support—DMA supports the following SEL and third-party devices. For specific device model support, please reference the DMA instruction manual.

DeviceDMA Support
SEL-5XXComing soon
SEL-24XXComing soon

Video Playlists

Videos in this series:

  • Introducing SEL DMA: Data Management and Automation
  • SEL Blueframe—Resource Management
  • Data Management and Automation (DMA)—Disturbance Monitoring Event and SOE Listening
  • SEL Data Management and Automation (DMA)—Configuration Monitoring

The Firmware IDs for older versions of the firmware can typically be found in Appendix A of the instruction manual.

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