Today’s SCADA systems address an ever-expanding scope of applications from remote asset monitoring to distributed process automation, from a single point to thousands of points. To provide the most cost-effective possible solution across all applications, only Semaphore offers a choice of network architectures.
A decentralized architecture is best for remote asset monitoring, process automation and metering. Remote locations often lack infrastructure for power and installation and must minimize communications costs on public networks.
Semaphore’s TBox line combines alarm notification, data logging, integral web server, IP telemetry, and programmable automation in a single, rugged package that is perfect for decentralized applications. TBox offers up to 50% less total installed cost per point versus traditional SCADA and PLC systems.
Traditional “centralized” SCADA architecture, whether on a flat or hierarchical network, is best for process and utility operations that require live updates throughout the system.
Semaphore’s Kingfisher line provides the industry’s strongest platform for RTU applications in a traditional system. Kingfisher ensures all requirements are satisfied in terms of automation programmability, availability, communications networking, processing capabilities and security.
Whether the installation calls for a single point or thousands of points, Semaphore is the RTU of choice for those desiring traditional or decentralized technology with minimal project delays and risk.