Scada telecommunication systems may require upgrades for reasons of equipment obsolescence (which means lack of OEM support when failure occurs), lack of redundancy, lack of documentation.
Scada telecommunication systems may require upgrades for reasons of equipment obsolescence (which means lack of OEM support when failure occurs), lack of redundancy, lack of documentation. As equipment ages, failure rate becomes unpredictable and can be expensive! For these reasons it is required to upgrade SCADA systems including the communication media and technologies. At CAS Systems we protect our client’s SCADA investment from obsolescence with open systems designs. We support existing microwave installations requiring upgrades or maintenance, as well as design and installation of new point-to-point microwave radio or WLL systems.
IP-BASED SCADA EXTENSION
It is required of modern SCADA systems to support wide variety of user requirements from operators to regulators, data analysts, and interconnection between SCADA and IT. Unfortunately, legacy SCADA telecommunication present problems ranging from maintenance cost, slow performance, and are unable to support the requirements of a high-performance modern SCADA system. One of the biggest changes in SCADA networking has been the evolution from serial networking protocols to the Internet protocol (IP), the ubiquitous networking technology for the rest of enterprise networks. Adopting IP for SCADA networks means equipment costs can be less expensive, and bandwidth can scale up to 10 Gbps for end stations and up to 100G bps for backbone networks.
FIBER-OPTICS BASED NETWORK
Moving to fiber-optic networks provide bandwidth, transmission distance, security, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) advantages. We implement the best network technology to provide reliability, manageability, and redundancy. We are able to implement both ring and mesh topologies for fiber-optic SCADA network using any of the three main fiber-optic technologies (co coarse wave division multiplexing (CWDM), Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), and Ethernet/IP backbone network).