SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems are utilized in a number of different industries. These include transportation (rail, mass transit, and traffic control, as well as asset tracking), telecommunications, mining, electric power, oil and gas, and water and wastewater. The specifics of SCADA system design differ from industry to industry, as application software and system response are matched to the specific needs of each industry. In some cases, particularly in developing countries, a single utility may be responsible for electric power, oil and gas, and water and wastewater operations. In these cases, a single SCADA system might sometimes be called upon to meet the diverse functional requirements of all three industries.
SCADA’s original function was to monitor and control processes or operations that had wide geographic distribution. Early systems used communication technologies that are very slow and bandwidth-constrained by today’s standards. These include both phone lines and voice band radio. Due to these limitations, the SCADA applications were designed to use relatively small amounts of data sampled at infrequent intervals.
This is in stark contrast to the capabilities of today’s communication technologies, where high data transport speeds and virtually unlimited bandwidth are available. The contrast will only increase as communications technology continues to evolve exponentially. Based on communication advancements alone, today’s SCADA systems represent a quantum improvement over the earlier, communication-constrained systems. Combined with powerful new SCADA applications, today’s SCADA systems are providing important enabling technology for enterprise integration, collaboration, and business process transformation.
The latest SCADA systems encompass a new generation of technology components. These are easier to integrate and provide vastly improved capabilities and functionalities. Today, SCADA systems are being considered for a wide range of applications that extend well beyond the scope of traditional SCADA.
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SCADA Systems for Electric Power Industry
The SCADA Systems for Electric Power Industry market research study delivers current market analysis plus a five-year market and technology forecast. The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and most major countries.
There are new driving forces in the electric utility market. Outages due to weather events have highlighted the need for reliable power. The expected electrification of transport (EVs) and buildings shows projections for steady growth over the next 10 years. The need to include flexible loads down to the residential level in new markets for demand response implies there is much change ahead.
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SCADA Systems for Oil and Gas Industry
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the SCADA business in the worldwide oil & gas industry. It can serve as an effective planning guide for companies interested in either purchasing a SCADA system or providing SCADA systems to the marketplace. The report provides strategic information to manufacturing industry executives responsible for planning, marketing, purchasing, and developing SCADA and/or related real-time information systems.
ARC’s analysis of the worldwide SCADA market for the oil & gas industry includes market size and segmentation, market forecast, industry structure, and supplier market shares and profiles. In addition to providing clients with a quantitative assessment of the SCADA marketplace, this report provides an insightful analysis of the products and strategies of the leading SCADA suppliers.
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SCADA Systems for Water and Wastewater Industry
This SCADA Systems for Water & Wastewater Industry market research study delivers current market analysis plus a five-year market and technology forecast. The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and most major countries. This global market research study provides an in-depth analysis of the SCADA system business for the water & wastewater industry. The market data is for SCADA systems only, which includes hardware, software, and services.
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