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Cellular RTU

Cellular RTU - A simple, effective, and low-cost solution for monitoring remote sites that a conventional radio-based SCADA system can't reach

A simple, effective, and low-cost solution for monitoring remote sites that a conventional radio-based SCADA system can't reach.

Our cellular-based RTUs enable utilities and companies with extended service areas to monitor their remote sites, especially in locations where a conventional radio-based solution is not a viable option.

Around the Clock Data Delivery

Secure (private tunnel) cellular networks provided by Verizon are utilized to deliver the data and alarms that you require 24/7/365.

Access Your Data From Anywhere

Client workstations, smart phones and Internet mobile devices, text messaging and email are all supported methods for accessing data and interfacing with equipment in a Cellular SCADA System.

Collect and Analyze Your Data

For reporting, trending and analysis, the system's historical data is collected and stored in your Hyper SCADA Server. This DFS-provided SCADA server is securely located in your facility.

Data transmitted to the HSS is accumulated and stored in an SQL database. Stored historical data can be used for reporting, trending, and analysis using the included HT3 SCADA software. Because the server incorporates MySQL, other ODBC-capable applications can also query the system's data.

Remote Data Storage

Each Cellular RTU stores status changes locally in an event table until one of three configured events occur:

  • Elapsed time limit exceeded (global timer)
  • Maximum number of queued events exceeded (event counter)
  • Trigger event occurs (an event you want to know about immediately)

An important advantage to storing events is that data isn't lost if the cell signal is temporarily lost or weak. Data is stored until communications with the Hyper SCADA Server resume.

When an event occurs, the remote transmits information from the event table to the HSS, empties the event table, and begins accumulating event data again.

  • When the global timer expires or the event counter is reached, all non-trigger events that have occurred since the last transmission are sent to the Hyper SCADA Server.
  • If a point is configured as a trigger event, a change in its status is reported immediately to the Hyper SCADA Server. Any non-trigger events that have occurred since the last transmission are also sent. Trigger events can be configured in the HT3 SCADA software as alarms.

Data Transmission Based on Configurable "Pop Up" Events

The system provides efficient data transmission and minimal data plan consumption through the use of a configurable global timer and an event counter. You decide both the time interval (global timer) and the number of events (event counter) that determine when the RTU shall report the data that is stored in its event table. You can also set up trigger events that are reported immediately when a change in status occurs.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Verizon cellular coverage at HSS and RTU site(s)
  • Hyper SCADA Server with HT3 3.1.1 or newer with NetDFP Driver

Want to Know More?

Download the RDP180-C Brochure and the RDP180-C Installation and Operation Manual.

Download the TCU001-C Brochure and the TCU Installation and Operation Manual.

Call us at 321-259-5009 or complete a Product Information Request.