Telemetry / SCADA
SCADA refers to a combination of Telemetry and Data Acquisition. SCADA includes data collection and transfer it to a central site for analyzing data and control the equipment then displaying data on the screens. SCADA is used for monitoring and control of Factory, Equipment or Transmission Networks. Control may be initiated automatically or by sending operator commands.
SCADA system consists of three major parts:
- Central Station (Master station)
- Remote Terminal Units or RTU
- Communication lines for sending and receiving data and commands or Data Link
Control and monitoring performed by SCADA is done through collecting information of remote terminals and sending them to data center via communication lines for processing and perform necessary operations. After processing and decision-making, the central computer sends necessary commands to remote terminals via communication lines, they adjust the system by received commands. Communication between terminals and data center can be in various ways such as public phone systems, VHF, UHF, Fiber Optics, Radio and Satellite network.
Thuraya satellite network has establish a secure connection through a reliable network. Thuraya Company produced T2M in order to collect and transfer data.