Empower Your SCADA Network
Utilities, now more than ever, are facing newer and greater hurdles. Multiple wired and wireless communication technologies are challenges to seamless networking. Heightened security concerns amplify the need for secure connections. Operating flaws, system breakdowns and security failures are unacceptable. Versatile network interoperability, powerful data management and an intuitive user interface are mandatory.As the lead component in a SCADA system’s remote monitoring and control capabilities, Remote Terminal Units (RTU) must face these challenges head on.
Robust Transmission Processing
ACE3600’s Optimized Wireless Protocol works in concert with its flexible communication capabilities to gather and analyze data from multiple sensors or other intelligent electronic devices (IED), at any number of remote sites.
The RTU acts as a communication node or Store-and-Forward repeater, allowing for coverage extension or data transfer between RTU’s in the event of a disruption in service. This enables redundant data transfer for an even higher level of security, dead-spot elimination and additional reliability.
The ACE3600 eliminates the need to make a choice between an RTU and PLC, by incorporating the best features of mid-sized PLC functions to provide local programming for control with intelligent RTUs’ protocol and communication capability.
Remote control and monitoring in numerous applications
Water and Wastewater: remotely control valves, pumping stations and lift stations; monitor pressure and flow along pipelines, reservoirs and lift stations.
Electric Power Distribution: remotely control load break switchgears, reclosers and medium voltage substations: monitor loading conditions and fault locations via intelligent electronic devices (IED).
Oil & Gas Pipelines: monitor flow and pressure, perform emergency shutdowns, monitor remote exploration sites and storage reservoirs.
Early Warning & Siren Control: perform routine tests and remotely activate warning sirens to provide public annunciation of emergency conditions.
Fire Station Alerting: quickly dispatch fire equipment and resources with remote control of lights, sirens, voice public address systems, doors and etc.
Versatile communication options
With support for up to 5 ports, the ACE3600 RTU can simultaneously communicate over RS-232, RS-485, radio port and IP Ports, while using the same or different protocols. It supports a wide range of networks at speeds from 1200 bps to 100 Mbps.
- VHF/UHF/800MHz analogue conventional radios
- 800 MHz/UHF analogue or digital trunked systems
- VHF/UHF/900 MHz Multiple Address Systems
- Telephone and leased lines and fibre-optic links via external modems
- Microwave and satellite via built in serial port
- Wired and Wireless IP networks
The ACE3600 RTU supports encryption over wireless network with downloadable keys.
Graphical User Interface
The System Tool Suite (STS) programming tool features user friendly, menu driven GUI that allows program development and local and remote system setup and maintenance on the RTU.
Industry accepted protocols
The ACE3600 RTU supports a range of industry accepted protocols such as Modbus via RS-232 and IP, DF-1 via RS-232 (Master), DNP3.0 via RS-232, RS-485 and IP and IEC 60870-5-101 and allows direct connection of smart sensors, PLCs and IEDs.
Motorola Data Link Communication (MDLC) protocol
Based on the seven layer ISO/OSI standard, the MDLC protocol is enhanced with robust error handling to provide reliable communication. It enables RTU-to-control centre as well as RTU-to-RTU direct communications without passing through a dedicated repeater.
We do not currently have any classes scheduled
Cost: $3400 per student
EOCP CEU credits available on completion of ACE3600 training. Please indicate at time of registration if you are interested. There will be a $12.00 charge added to the course. – Course #7490 – 2.4 CEUs
- Introductions and agenda
- Discuss H/W architecture and options
- Discuss Protocol and communications
- Installation and introduction to STS Programming software
- Resetting and connecting to an ACE RTU
- Introduction to CTH coding standards
- Hands on Lab #1, 2
- Hands on Lab #3, 4
- Hands on Lab #5, 6
- RTU to RTU networking and communications
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