SCADALink Blog

April 27, 2024

SCADALink SCADAConnect to Replace Failed or Obseleted SCADA Communications Links

The SCADALink SatConnect Gateway is designed to provide instant secure Remote SCADA...
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February 14, 2024

Starlink Satellite Communications enables Remote Video Surveillance Applications

With high bandwidth and relatively low cost data, Starlink Satellite Connectivity enables...
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February 14, 2024

Serial Communications in Industrial Automation

RS232 and RS485 Serial Communication is,  and will remain widely used in...
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February 6, 2024

Starlink Connectivity for Oil & Gas Field Service

At many remote oil and gas field sites, cellular communications can be...
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December 7, 2023

SCADALink A-485 4-20ma to Modbus Adapter Ideal for Low Power RTU Applications

The SCADALink A-485 4-20ma to Modbus RS485 Adapter is designed for use...
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November 4, 2023

SCADALink IP100 for Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU I/O Expansion

Often in new or legacy automation applications there is a requirement to...
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October 26, 2023

Industrial Solar Power System Troubleshooting

Solar Power Systems are used in remote industrial applications where there is...
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September 12, 2023

Starlink for SCADA & Remote Monitoring

With the rapid advent of the Starlink Satellite Network, Starlink is seeing...
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March 29, 2022

Combining Cellular and Unlicensed 900 MHz Wireless for Critical Control Applications

In Pumping Applications, frequently there is need to transmit analog (4-20ma) or...
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February 17, 2022

Upgrade Cellular Devices Prior to 3G Cellular Network Sunset

The 3G Cellular Network Sunset in 2022 will affect operation of 3G...
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February 17, 2022

Remote Field Automation Device Connectivity

Automation Devices such as PLC, RTU, HMI, Smart Instrumentation, Power Meters and...
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January 21, 2022

Modbus I/O for 12 VDC Powered Systems

  The SCADALink RIO100 Modbus I/O Controller and Analog I/O Expansion Modules...
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January 20, 2022

Wireless Pump Control for Small Water Systems

Remote Wireless Pump Control is a pervasive requirement in many industries. A...
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January 11, 2022

Remote Generator Monitoring and Control

Gas, Diesel, Natural Gas, and Propane Generators are seeing more pervasive use...
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January 11, 2022

PSC-24 Provides Stable 24VDC Control Power for Mobile Equipment

The SCADALink PSC-24 DC to DC Converter is frequently used as a...
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April 3, 2021

Remote Industrial Video Surveillance

The rapid increasing use of Camera Technology in all aspects of personal,...
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December 1, 2020

I/O Mirroring vs RTU Polling in Wireless Automation Systems

          The following techniques: I/O Mirroring RTU Polling...
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August 21, 2020

Satellite Communications for River Intake Pump Station Monitoring & Control

River Intakes pose SCADA Communication Challenge River Intake Pump Stations are commonly...
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August 19, 2020

Benefits of Managed Cellular Data Services

The ubiquity of cellular communications has enabled simple and reliable data connectivity...
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May 25, 2020

Modbus Communication with the SAT50 Iridium Satellite Modem

  Satellite Communication technology is commonly utilized for remote site communications when...
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February 13, 2020

1200 Baud Bell 202 Radio-Modem Replacement

1200 Baud Bell 202 Radio-Modem Replacement. There are few instances where technology...
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January 28, 2019

Industrial Cellular Data Communications Challenges

Cellular Data Communication has revolutionized industrial data connectivity. Costs have been going...
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January 24, 2019

SCADALink RIO900 Provides Most Flexible, Rugged, and Reliable Wireless I/O Telemetry

Incorporating 20 years of product experience and customer feedback in the design and...
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September 5, 2018

Highway 285 to Orla

Work in the Oil and Gas Industry can involve a significant amount...
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July 23, 2018

Upgrade of VoIP Phone System Improves Field to Office Communication

            We upgraded to the TELUS Business...
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June 28, 2018

ENTELEC 2018 – SCADA & IoT – The Similarities and Differences

I recently presented a paper at ENTELEC 2018 on SCADA & IoT...
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June 6, 2018

Tailings Pond Level Monitoring System Using Differential GPS and Radar Level Sensor

A Canadian oil sands mining company had a requirement for real-time tailings...
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April 16, 2018

I/O Telemetry Using Satellite Based Communications

I/O Telemetry Technology is frequently used to transmit server digital (ON/OFF) or...
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April 13, 2018

Use of RS485 Hub Minimizes Downtime

RS485 networks are designed to provide multi-drop serial network connection of 32...
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November 24, 2017

Alberta Oil & Gas Trade Mission to Argentina

During the  week of November 13-17, 2017, I was pleased to join...
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June 8, 2017

West Texas Road Trip

I first saw this sign over 20 years ago on a road...
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May 4, 2017

Satellite Based Communications Enables Tank Level Monitoring

In a recent application for a Rural Water System in Northern California,...
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February 28, 2017

Mobile SCADA Needs Ubiquitous Wireless Communications

Mobile SCADA is a term used for systems for remote monitoring of mobile...
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January 31, 2017

SCADALink SPL4-TB — RS232 Splitter

4 Port RS232 Splitter for Industrial Applications In Industrial  SCADA Application like...
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August 15, 2016

Dual Mode Satellite/Cellular Modem Can Ensure Reliable SCADA Connectivity

Cellular data connectivity is  pervasive and cost effective and seeing increasing use...
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May 23, 2016

Satellite Communications Delivers High Value in Industrial Applications

Recent field experience with the SatSCADA Platform operating on the geosynchronous Inmarsat...
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April 3, 2016

SCADALink Locator Enterprise for Oilfield Site Information Managment

SCADALink Locator Enterprise is a Cloud-based Site Information Management Solution for Industrial...
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March 24, 2016

Acumatica Cloud ERP Streamlines Operations

Bentek Systems implementation of Acumatica Cloud ERP in 2014 allowed streamlining of...
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November 6, 2015

SCADALink Locator Mobile

SCADALink Locator Mobile is a free web based application for LSD &...
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October 9, 2015

SCADA Moments

I wanted to share some interesting SCADA pictures. When is the Gardener...
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September 10, 2015

Leased Line Replacement for SCADA Communications

Leased line and dedicated wireless have been used for SCADA communications for...
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September 10, 2015

Alberta 2015 Challenges

Sub $60 Oil Prices, Drought, Low Wheat Prices, Obama XL ...
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July 28, 2015

Testimonial for ClearRF booster

The ClearRF WRE2710-S M2M is one of the best cell boosters we...
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July 8, 2015

2015 Bentek Systems Stampede Breakfast

On Monday, our staff cooked up a delicious Stampede breakfast with hash...
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June 29, 2015

CsHm Golf Tournament

Bentek Systems was a hole sponsor at the 2015 CsHm Golf Tournament...
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May 10, 2015

Oil Field Automation Painting

This watercolor of a Pumping Oil Well in Kipling, Saskatchewan by Calgary...
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