What is SCADA?
What is SCADA?
SCADA stands for “Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition.”
What does SCADA do?
SCADA systems are used to monitor and control physical processes involved in industry and infrastructure on a large scale.
SCADA systems are made up of hardware and software components that work together to collect data from sensors and other devices in the field, then transmit that data back to a central location where it can be analyzed and acted upon to maintain efficiency, process information for descision making, and report system issues.
The hardware component is responsible for collecting data from sensors and other devices in the field, then transmitting that data back to the central location where it can be analyzed and acted upon. The software component is then responsible for processing the data, displaying it in real-time, and providing operators with the tools they need to manage the system.
What are the Benefits of SCADA:
Increased efficiency: SCADA systems can help increase efficiency by automating processes and reducing the need for manual intervention.
Improved safety: SCADA systems can help improve safety by monitoring processes and alerting operators to potential problems before they become serious.
Better decision-making: SCADA systems provide real-time data that can be used to make better decisions about how to manage a system.
Reduced downtime: SCADA systems can help reduce downtime by detecting problems early and allowing operators to take corrective action before a system fails.
Cost savings: SCADA systems can help reduce costs by reducing the need for manual intervention, improving efficiency, and reducing downtime.
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