OATI Announces the Successful Deployment of E-Tag 1.8.4

Minneapolis, MN: September 15, 2020
OATI is pleased to announce the successful completion of the E-Tag 1.8.4 cutover for OATI’s hundreds of webSmartTag® customers. On September 15, 2020, the NAESB E-tag Specification 1.8.4 changes were successfully implemented into the OATI webSmartTag system. The cutover was conducted by OATI software teams in coordination with NAESB industry participants, where OATI was the only E-tag Authority service provider to complete the upgrade without any reported problems.

Included in the NAESB E-tag 1.8.4 Specification changes is the requirement for E-tag services to use Transport Layer Security (TLS) v1.2 for all communication attempts. This includes browser access to the OATI webSmartTag user interface. Also, the approval window for E-Tag requests is now shorter by approximately one minute. All downstream OATI systems and customer systems that receive E-Tag data via the OATI webData service or the OATI Tag Forwarding Service will automatically see the new approval window.

“Our customers count on us to stay current with the latest industry standards changes,” said Dr. Sasan Mokhtari, President and CEO of OATI. “Our commitment to this effort begins with active participation in the Industry committees drafting the standards and continues through the planning, development, communication, and deployment of the standards changes. I am proud of our teams’ commitment to the quality delivery of these changes which are critical to the operation of the electric grid.”

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