Back to DTS

The Data Transfer Service (DTS) provides a managed file transfer service. Files contain one or more information ‘flows’, such as meter reading information in a standard logical format. The DTS provides a local connection to the User’s internal network through Gateway Options. These Gateways provide the interface to the DTS through the Energy Market Data Hub (EMDH).

Here is a high level diagram showing how users with different Gateway types connect to the DTS, including legacy connections which are no longer available for new customers.

There are currently two types of Gateway connection:

1. Remote User Gateway (RUG)

This is a remote server on which you will be allocated a dedicated Host directory (with a number of default sub-directories), through which you will send and receive flows via the DTS.

Most our Users start with this option and can upgrade to another connection should their data usage and volumes increase. Users connect to the RUG via the Internet using dedicated Cisco VPN client software which can be installed on a PC or a Server. This is also the quickest to set up.

2. Remote Virtual Gateway Options (RVHVG and RVLVG)

For those large users or those who wish more flexibility, ElectraLink can provide Remote Virtual Gateway options. These operate in a similar way to the Remote User Gateway, however, they provide dedicated Internet bandwidth for each user at the central data centres, rather than the existing RUG arrangement which shares a single link for all RUG users and can be configured to use router-to-router or firewall-to-firewall connections.