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SatSCADA Satellite SCADA Platform

The SatSCADA Platform is an end to end satellite based remote monitoring platform that features the SAT1xx family of Satellite Based Terminals operating on the Inmarsat Satellite Network  connected the powerful SatSCADA Server.  The SatSCADA platform and SAt1xx terminal family enables every SAT1xx terminal to provide full Modem, RTU, and Alarm Callout functionality.   The SatSCADA Platform allows easy, scalable, secure,  rapid deployment of satellite based monitoring & communications whether a single site or to a large scale enterprise deployment..

Global Satellite Coverage

Inmarsat Based Geosynchronous Satellite communication technology enables worldwide coverage without reconfiguration, re-provisioning and recommissioning. This ensures that SatSCADA systems come fully tested and operational.

Flexibility and Scalability

SatSCADA’s architecture allows flexibility to deploy a simple stand alone alarm call-out application with  SMS, Email Notification and Web Access to full integration into customer’s Enterprise SCADA Network with the SAT1xx Terminal used as a Modem, RTU.The SatSCADA platform allows the flexibility to use of any and/or all subsets of features of SatSCADA. 

Modem, RTU, & Alarm Callout Operation in Single Device

SCADALink SAT1xx Terminals are a flexible low power satellite SCADA device that provides Modem, RTU, and Alarm Callout in a single device. They are designed for remote SCADA communications and monitoring to RS232/RS485 serial devices (Ethernet also with SAT130) such as Flow Computers, RTU, PLC, Smart Transmitters and Power Meters inaccessible by terrestrial communications. The SAT1xx Terminals’s low power draw makes it an ideal solution for many remote SCADA applications. 

Satellite Modem Operation

  • Remote connectivity to serial devices such RTU, PLC, Flow Computers, and Data Loggers from the customers centralized SCADA application.
  • Satellite modem with 2 serial ports: COM0(RS-232) and COM1(RS-485).
  • SAT130 has Ethernet connectivity.
  • Serial ports accessed as IP socket connections in IPMux or Virtual Serial Mode via the SatSCADA Server for SCADA communications.
  • SAT120 and SAT130 provide Dual Mode SAT/Cellular Cellular Operation

Satellite RTU Operation

  • 4 Integral I/O: AI/DI/D0
  • 2 Internal I/O Points: SAT100 Supply Voltage, SAT100 Board Temperature
  • Modbus RTU Master /Slave
  • External serially connected devices can be polled by the SAT100 Modbus Master using Modbus RTU protocol on COM0 (RS232) or COM1 (RS485) serial ports and mapped to the SAT1xx Modbus Register Map.
  • RTU mode can be used to monitor integral I/O points and I/O points from external serial connected devices.
  • SAT1xx terminal can concentrates all data in a single Modbus register map.

Satellite Alarm Callout Operation

  • SAT1xx Terminals can be configured to generate callout messages on Alarm Conditions on configured tag points/
  • Alarm Callout Feature of the SatSCADA Terminals can be utilized to provide Alarm Callout function from a single alarm point connected to integrated SAT1xx I/O to multiple Modbus registers polled from RTU/PLC at larger remote facilities.
  • When an Alarm Callout message is generated, all TAG point data is updated along with the TAG point that generated the alarm.
  • Callout Messages are sent from SAT1xx to the SatSCADA Server where customers can interface from their SCADA Host via the SatSCADA Client using modbus or monitored using the SatSCADA Notifier to generate email, SMS or option Voice Notification.
SAT1xx Terminals works with SCADALink SatSCADA Server software to provide a complete end-to-end satellite networking solution, allowing SCADA Hosts to reach SAT1xx terminals located anywhere in the world.SatSCADA Server
  • SatSCADA acts as a network bridge to provide Customer SCADA Host with easy, secure access to remote SAT1xx units.
  • Client provides secure Authenticated Access to Customer’s Terminal via HTTPS (No VPN required)
  • Server provides Monitoring and Alarm Notification function when a customer does not have or want to interface to their own SCADA Host system.
  • Server can be configured as Modbus Slave and/or in Full Transparent Data Mode.

SAT100 Satellite Modem, RTU, & Alarm Callout   More…

satSCDA_100_imgThe SCADALink SAT100 is a flexible low power satellite SCADA device that provides Modem, RTU, and Alarm Callout in a single device. It is designed for remote SCADA communications and monitoring to RS232/RS485 serial devices such as Flow Computers, RTU, PLC, Smart Transmitters and Power Meters inaccessible by terrestial communications. The SAT100’s low power draw makes it an ideal solution for many remote SCADA applications. 

SAT110 Battery Powered Satellite Modem, RTU, & Alarm Callout   More…

The SAT110 is a portable RTU / Alarm Dialer Unit featuring built-in battery, vibration sensor, I/O, magmount and C1D2 hazardous location certification that can be rapidly deployed for monitoring Run / No Run condition of compressors and generators. Integral GPS allows location tracking of remote assets such as generators, compressors, tanks, skids, and buildings. The 3 integral I/0 allows connection of alarm contacts and switches. 

SAT120 Dual Mode Satellite-Cellular Modem, RTU, & Alarm Callout   More…

SatSCADA SAT120 Well TestingThe SCADALink SAT120 is a versatile low-power dual mode satellite/cellular terminal. It provides Modem, RTU, and Alarm Callout functionality in a single product. It is designed for remote SCADA communications, monitoring I/O and RS232 / RS485 serial devices.  Dual mode communications uses cell network with fail-over to satellite to provide cost effective and high reliability connectivity

Terminals

SatSCADA Terminals

All SatSCADA Satellite Terminals are capable of Modem, RTU, and Alarm Call-Out Functions.  The choice of SAT1xx terminal will depends on the application. The SAT1xxx family includes:
  • SAT100 Satellite Modem,RTU & Alarm Callout
  • SAT110 Battery Powered Satellite Modem, RTU & Alarm Callout
  • SAT120 Dual Mode Satellite/Cellular Modem,RTU, & Alarm Callout
  • SAT130 Wireless Industrial IoT Gateway for Mobile and Fixed Applications
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TerminalsSAT 100SAT 110SAT 120SAT 130
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Satellite Communication
Satellite service for exchanging files, forms,
telemetry information and messaging
Two-way satelliteTwo-way satelliteTwo-way satelliteTwo-way satellite
Satellite Messaging
Maximum from-mobile message6,400 bytes6,400 bytes6,400 bytes6,400 bytes
Maximum to-mobile message10,000 bytes10,000 bytes10,000 bytes10,000 bytes
Cellular Communication
HSPA
GPRS
WLAN/Wi-Fi
LAN/Ethernet
VPN
GPS/GLONASS
Uses and Power
Asset typesFixedFixedFixed
Low power modes
Peripheral Interfaces
Sensor ports to connect to pressure sensors,
volumetric meters, or text messaging terminals
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RS485 interface
RS232
Internal Battery
Class I Div 2
Accelerometer
Enclosure and Hardware Features
Environmentally-sealed enclosure for outdoor installations
Remote satellite antenna for discreet installation in vehicle
Maritime or low-elevation angle model
 

Technology

Powerful and Flexible End to End Satellite SCADA Communications and Remote Monitoring Platform

SatSCADA is an End to End Satellite SCADA Communications and Remote Monitoring Platform that provides  easy, scalable and secure access for remote site monitoring and communications globally.SatScada - End to End Satellite 

Global Satellite Coverage

SatSCADA operates on the Inmarsat Satellite Network allowing Global Coverage without reconfiguration and recommissioning.Inmarsat Gloabl Satellite Coverage Map SatSCADA TerminalsThe SatSCADA family of Satellite Terminals include the SAT100, SAT110, & SAT120 Terminals. All terminals provide Modem, RTU, & Alarm Callout Functionality. SAT1xx terminals include integrated I/O (4 AI/DI/DO) and RS232 & RS485 serial connectivity (Modbus RTU Master/Slave & Transparent). The SAT130 provides Ethernet and WiFi connectivity. All SAT1xx terminals support an optional 4 x 20 ASCII Display/keypad for local readings.SatSCADA Terminals

SatSCADA Gateway/Server

The SatSCADA Gateway/Server provides customers Hosted SCADA Application & Data Communication to SatSCADA RTU Terminals via the Inmarsat Satellite NetworkHosted SCADA & Gateway to Inmarsat 

A. SatSCADA Web Client

The SatSCADA Web Client application provides cost effective, easy to use monitoring to clients for standard monitoring industrial applications.The SatSCADA Web Client provides user access via a Web Browser on Desktops, Laptops or Smartphones.The Web Client provides Site View, Tag View, Trend and Map Views, and is auto-configured based on the SAT1xx Terminal Configurations.
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SatSCADA Web Client Map ViewSatSCADA Web Client Site ViewSatSCADA Web Client Tag ViewSatSCADA Web Client Trend View
  

SatSCADA Pass-Through Communications

The SatSCADA Gateway and SatSCADA Proxy provides the customer a secure transparent data communications link from user SCADA applications to the RS232 and RS485 ports of SatSCADA Terminals. This allows  the SatSCADA platform to used with common industry SCADA Host applications; and EFM, RTU, PLC, and data logger systems.SatSCADA Pass Through Communication 

SatSCADA

SatSCADA Platform

The SatSCADA Platform and Clients provide the following services for SAT1xx Terminals including:
  • SatSCADA Server – Receiving  and Archiving of Alarms, Events, and Historic Data.
  • SatSCADA Alarm Notification – Email, SMS, and Voice Alarm Notification
  • SatSCADA Web Server – Web Client and Smartphone Access to Site, Tag, Trend, and Map Views of Remote Site Information
  • SatSCADA Data Management – Controls Data Communications Access and Use.
  • SatSCADA Proxy Client – Allows Secure HTTPS Access to Client Terminals from customer without VPN.  Client allows TCP socket connection to devices connected via SAT 1xx Serial Ports, or to SAT1xx RTU, or to SAT1xx Modbus Proxy.
  • SatSCADA GUI – Software to configure Terminals.
SatSCADA Platform is based on the SatSCADA Cloud SCADA.

SCADA Web Server & Web Client

The SatSCADA Web Client provides access to Site View, Tag View, Alarm Summary/History, and Google Mapping from Web Browsers and Smartphones.The Web Client is auto-configured based on SAT1xxx Terminal Configuration.
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SatSCADA Web Client Map ViewSatSCADA Web Client Site ViewSatSCADA Web Client Tag ViewSatSCADA Web Client Trend View
SatSCADA – Alarm Notification – Email, SMS, & Voice Notification
  • SAT1xx Terminals can be configured to generate callout messages on Alarm Conditions on configured tag points/
  • Alarm Callout Feature of the SatSCADA Terminals can be utilized to provide Alarm Callout function from a single alarm point connected to integrated SAT1xx I/O to multiple Modbus registers polled from RTU/PLC at larger remote facilities.
  • When an Alarm Callout message is generated, all TAG point data is updated along with the TAG point that generated the alarm.
  • Callout Messages are sent from SAT1xx to the SatSCADA Server where customers can interface from their SCADA Host via the SatSCADA Client using modbus or monitored using the SatSCADA Notifier to generate Email or SMS notifications or optional Voice Notification.

SatSCADA Proxy Client

The SatSCADA Proxy Client allows customer’s secure TCP/IP access to their fleet of SAT1xx Terminals from their LAN. Communication to the SAT1xx Terminal can be pass through to the SAT1xx Terminals RS232 and RS485 Ports; polling of the SAT1xx RTU via Modbus, or the SAT1xx Modbus Proxy.more about SatSCADA ProxySatSCADA Proxy ClientSatSCADA GUIThe GUI is used to configure SatSCADA terminals either locally via a serial port or remotely over-the-air.Login to SatSCADA Wiki to see details.SatSCADA_GUI  

Applications

SatSCADA’s global coverage and low power operation makes it suitable for remote monitoring and control applications anywhere in the world including:

Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas Service

Well Testing

Pipeline

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Mining

SatSCADA_Mining

Hydrology and Hydrogeology

Water Level Monitoring

Water Systems

Water Systems

Electrical Utilities and Power Generation

SatSCADA_Electrical

Agriculture

livestock monitoring water system

Telecommunications

Repeater Monitoring
  

Documents

Application Notes: Wiki:  

RTUs

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 SatSCADA RTUs

 Complete  SAT1xx RTU Packages for common applications.

SAT100 Satellite Based Modem

SAT110 Battery Powerd Satellite Modem

SAT120 Dual Mode Satellite & Cellular Modem

SAT130 Satellite, Cellular & WiFi IoT Gateway Modem

 
RTU Options

 RTU Options

 SAT1xx RTU Package Options
 
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 Airtime

 Hosting and Airtime packages are available for the SAT1xx Terminals
 
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 Services

 Options of provisioning and configuration service
 
 Sensor Options Icon

 Sensor Options

 Wireless Sensors & Instrumentation Options
    

FAQ

Does SatSCADA terminals operate on a GEO or a LEO satellite network?

SatSCADA terminals operate on the Geosynchronous (GEO) Inmarsat Satellite Network with 3 Geostationary  Satellites Beam Patterns providing global coverage.  The GEO satellites are nominally located 22,199 miles above mean sea level. Operation on a GEO network ensures communications  availability anytime.  Systems operating on Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) networks will have communications gaps when satellite terminal is not in satellite coverage of a LEO satellite.

What is length/duration of the transmit window for SAT1xx terminal?

SatSCADA SAT1xxx modems can communicate at ANYTIME from the SAT1xx terminal on SCHEDULE, EXCEPTION, or ON-DEMAND from a central host.  This is unlike GOES Satellite Telemetry which uses a GPS time synchronized data transmission mechanism that determines when you can transmit, is one way transmission, and has limited data lengths.

Is SatSCADA satellite communications expensive?

Since communications is billed on data basis, satellite communications can be expensive if used improperly. When data transmission is on an exception or low frequency scheduled basis,  SatSCADA satellite data communications can be very cost effective. For low data rate applications, SatSCADA satellite communications solutions will provide the lowest cost of ownership (Low total equipment costs, lowest integration cost,  & lowest field service costs).

What is the interface for linking your SatSCADA backend to other databases such as WISKI, HYDRSTRA, MySQL, etc.?

SatSCADA has a Modbus Proxy interface for interfacing to SCADA Host systems. SatSCADA also provides a CSV data export functionality. SatSCADA terminals allow provide a transparent data link from the SatSCADA terminal or connected equipment to the customs monitoring application.

What is SatSCADA?

SatSCADA is a powerful satellite based SCADA communications and monitoring platform integrating easy to use satellite terminal hardware/firmware with data communications, and monitoring services.  Users can chose to utilize SatSCADA platform solely for the data communications services or complete end to end monitoring service.

Can I use SatSCADA to connect to an Ethernet PLC/RTU?

The SAT130 can provide full Ethernet connectivity while in cellular coverage enabling full PLC programming, Ethernet based protocols including Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP, and FTP. In areas outside of cell coverage, one would have to revert to RS232 or RS485 connectivity.Since the SAT100 and SAT120 only have RS232 and RS485 interfaces, a Serial to Ethernet Gateway such as the SCADALink IP100 would be required to interface a Ethernet PLC/RTU to a SAT100 and SAT120 terminals.SatSCADA terminals can be used to connect Ethernet devices when there is no alternative communication options and a low data rate application is required.

What type of sensors can I connect to SAT1xx terminals?

Standard 4-20 ma or 1-5 VDC industrial sensors can be connected to SAT1xx terminals I/O configured as analog. Digital I/O can be connected to SAT1xx I/O configured as digital inputs. Additional I/O can be connected using Remote I/O, RTU, or PLC. Smart sensors with Modbus RS232 and RS485 interfaces can be connected to the SAT1xx RS232 and RS485 ports.

How does one use the integral vibration sensor on the SAT110?

The SAT110 has integral accelerometer.  The SAT110 has been programmed to sense equipment RUN / NO-RUN  based on acceleration in 3 axis.  NO RUN condition is based on acceleration levels below set threshold for a specified time.   The parameters have been optimally set for monitoring of compressors and generators.

Why should I utilize SatSCADA with satellite communications because I have cellular communications at my site?

Satellite communications may be more reliable at remote sites. At remote field sites, cellular communications may be intermittent due to foilage or terrain obstructions. This may cause unreliable SCADA or alarm callout operation and associated higher field service costs.  SatSCADA satellite communications do not require costly elevated antenna towers.  Alternatively one could utilize SatSCADA SAT120 with dual mode satellite/cellular communications for critical sites with higher data requirements. Cellular is used with fail-over to satellite.With SatSCADA satellite communications you can be ensured of connectivity at your site. There is no wondering if there is coverage at your remote site or whether you need to build a communications tower.SatSCADA based systems offer portability. They can communicate anywhere is the world, without the need to reconfigure or reactivation on a different carrier.

How do you determine a clear line of site path to the satellite?

The GEO satellites are nominally located 22,199 miles above mean sea level directly above the equator. The elevation angle and azimuth angle to the satellite will vary depending on your site location. This angle can be calculated with online satellite look angle utilities. The elevation angle from a site may range from 25 degrees above the horizon in Northern Alberta to 90 degrees above the horizon at the equator.Onsite path tests may also be performed to verify path in instances where there may be foliage or terrain obstructions in the this path.… see Case Study for SatSCADA Satellite Path Analysis.    

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