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NEW PRODUCTS The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has introduced the UNO-4673A, an IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 compliant substation automation platform. IEC 61850-3 certification ensures environmental and EMI immunity of the network devices used in substations while IEEE 1613 details environmental and testing requirements for communication networking devices. With IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 standards, the UNO4673A is able to communicate with different devices across substations and serve as an computing platform. This fanless Intel Atom D510 processor-based embedded automation computer has dual power AC (100 ~ 240 VAC) and DC input (106 ~ 250 VDC) with computing technology and remote management capability that delivers robustness and reliability. It is designed with a compact 2U rackmount form-factor, rear-end wiring and a front panel LED indicator, providing simple management and easy maintenance at substations. The UNO-4673A comes with a range of communication interfaces and expansion capabilities, including six Ethernet ports with LAN redundant teaming functionality, six USB ports, two RS-232/422/485 isolated serial ports, IRIG-B and fiber optic LAN plug-in cards. Three configurable domain I/O expansion slots are open for users to select the I/O modules to meet their application needs. Advantech Introduces the UNO-4673A IEC 61850-3/IEEE 1613 Compliant Substation Automation Platform be made available through this single web-accessible system, and the Web Report Warehouse provides users with another optional resource for comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery planning. Geist has made a double software upgrade for both Environet and Racknet. Version 3.4 features a new streamlined alarm and history configuration Environet. Racknet now includes the ability to export and import device templates and export values via SNMP or BACnet. The more efficient alarm and history configuration saves set up time and cost associated with the configuration. In addition, the new interface is even more user friendly with only two configuration tabs compared to the original six tabs. The ability to import and export device templates into Racknet increases customization and makes device management more accurate. In addition, it gives users the flexibility to add and delete devices easily as the data center changes. Users also have the ability to define the values that are exported via SNMP or BACnet. This allows the data collected in Racknet to be fed outward to additional 3rd party systems via SNMP or BACnet and gives users 100 percent control over which values are exported. Geist Releases Upgrade 3.4 for Environet and Racknet DCiM Software GreenPeak Technologies has released a wireless monitoring and control system solution for solar panel installations that will allow individual panel parameter tracking and control. Currently, most solar panel systems only provide energy information on a monthly basis and do not allow individual panel monitoring. The Smart Junction Box reference design utilizing GreenPeak wireless chips provides a solution to monitor solar systems in more detail and to control the chain from a central unit or remote device. The GreenPeak solution allows solar panel builders to comply with new upcoming legal requirements requiring that solar panels can be individually switched off in case of calamities, as high DC voltages from a string of panels on a rooftop can cause danger for emergency services or fire responders. By adding wireless Smart Junction Boxes on every individual panel, up to the minute status information on electricity generation of each panel can be provided and allows the operator to switch off individual panels or panel substrings for optimized overall solar panel system performance. Performance metrics enable system owners and service provider to monitor the condition of the solar panels in order to properly schedule maintenance and cleaning. The data collected from each individual panel can also be shown in a configurable GUI software application. When a problem in the solar panel system occurs, performance gradually declines or suddenly drops, remote diagnosis and controlling via a mobile App on smart phone can be one of the use cases. Solar Panel Monitoring and Control Powered by Green Peak Chips Coastal Flow Measurement has launched its BirdDog Information Systems business unit with the concurrent release of Web Report Warehouse, the company’s latest Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) measurement system. With a focus on advanced remote information collection, processing and web-based delivery, the formation of BirdDog Information Systems demonstrates Coastal Flow’s increasing commitment to provide SaaS-based applications that support a full range of gas and hydrocarbon liquid measurement activities within the energy industries. By leveraging the FlowCal Enterprise software, a comprehensive and scalable measurement data management tool, BirdDog Information Systems applications share a foundation that ensures strict adherence to industry standards and best practices. The Web Report Warehouse system offers secure 24x7 online access to current and historical report data including volume statements, test reports and laboratory analyses. Users may view, print and download reports in PDF file format, and can securely share information access with entitled third-parties. Historical data for all measurement stations and meters can Coastal Flow Launches BirdDog Information Systems Division and Introduces Web Report Warehouse A smart grid utilizes real-time communication to optimize the delivery and storage of energy and to prevent loss. Two-way communication is a key to making the grid smarter by providing the ability to communicate data back and forth between a utility company and a customer, or between the utility company and a point on the grid or another utility company. Wireless technology and antennas that utilize Radio Frequency (RF) signals are often best suited to facilitate this grid communication. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) using two-way communication provides faster alerts about problems and better responses to them. In addition, improving communication on the grid cuts labor costs by reducing the need for manual monitoring and repairs. The PCTEL BOA series provides high performance omnidirectional antennas at VHF, 220MHz, UHF, and 900MHz frequencies with various gain options. The rugged and robust design makes these antennas ideal for deployment in harsh environments where long term reliability and durability cannot be compromised. This platform is ideal for industrial wireless applications in the SCADA, Utility Smart Grid, Positive Train Control, Remote Monitoring, Precision Agriculture, and Military/Defense markets. For more information on PCTEL products, please contact your PCTEL experts at 800.323.9122 or visit us at PCTEL’s Carrier Grade Omnidirectional Base Station Antennas Featured Product Profile See PCTEL’s Advertisement on page 9 19 Remote Site & Equipment Management \ SCADA Issue

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Remote - Special SCADA issue 2012

Remote - Special SCADA issue 2012
Re-Inventing SCADA for the Next Generation Enterprise
Securing Automation within Critical Infrastructures for SCADA Security
As the Brain, So the Body: The PLC Market and Automation
Reducing Labor Costs and Increasing Investor Confidence With Real-Time Monitoring of Photovoltaic Energy Network
Advantages of the DNP3 Communications Protocol in Water & Wastewater Telemetry Systems
Hardwire vs. Wireless Failsafe Control Systems
Advantech Introduces IEC 61850-3/IEEE 1613 Compliant Substation Automation Platform
CalAmp Launches Fusion-LTE 4G Broadband Router Platform for Smart Grid Applications
El Paso Water Utilities Implements Trimble Fieldport Mobile Software to Streamline Customer Field Service

Remote - Special SCADA issue 2012