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SatSCADA User Guide

This guide shows you how to use the SatSCADA hardware and software. Click the Bentek logo to return to this home page.

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Hardware

There are several types of SatSCADA terminals and a breakout box for external connections.

SatSCADA SAT100 Terminal Externally powered and primarily used at a fixed location. Has four external I/O pins, one RS-232 port, and one RS-485 port.
SatSCADA SAT110 Terminal Battery powered and mobile with a built-in accelerometer. Has three external I/O pins and one RS-232 port.
SatSCADA SAT120 Terminal Externally powered and primarily used at a fixed location. Supports cell access with fail over to satellite. Has four external I/O pins, one RS-232 port, and one RS-485 port.
SatSCADA SAT130 Terminal Externally powered and primarily used at a fixed location. Supports cell access with fail over to satellite. Has four external I/O pins, one RS-232 port, and one RS-485 port. Also supports local ethernet and WiFi.
SatSCADA Breakout Box Connect terminals to power, serial ports, and onboard I/O channels.

Software

There are several client applications that you can use to access your satscada terminals and related data. The topic pages have the download instructions.

SatSCADA Web Client A web application used to get information about the terminals using a smartphone or any computer with a browser. With trending and maps.
SatSCADA GUI A windows application used to configure SatSCADA terminals either locally via a serial port or remotely over-the-air.
SatSCADA Proxy A windows client and server. The proxy server is used by the customer's SCADA host to access terminal registers using modbus via TCP. Can also transfer arbitrary arrays of bytes when virtual serial server mode has been configured on the terminal. The proxy client is used to monitor the status of the proxy server and any satellite terminals connected to it.
Web GUI (SAT130 Only) A web based application used to configure the ethernet routing capability of the SAT130 base unit. This is in addition to and does not replace the SatSCADA GUI.
SatSCADA Watcher Service A windows service used by the customer to import data using a watched folder.

System

The SatSCADA system provides remote connectivity to serial devices such RTU, PLC, Flow Computers, and Data Loggers from the customer’s centralized SCADA application. The SatSCADA server acts as a network bridge to provide the customer‘s SCADA host with easy, secure access to remote SAT1xx units.

SatSCADA System Overview

Terminals

The SatSCADA terminals are powerful Satellite1) Modem/RTU devices designed for remote monitoring communications. Its RS232/RS4852) ports provide remote communications to serially connected devices such as PLC's, RTU's, Flow Computers, Data Loggers and Power Meters. With integrated I/O, the SatSCADA RTU can be directly connected to sensors and actuators. The SAT130 also has local LAN and WiFi.

For more information see the Hardware section on this wiki and the SatSCADA Product Page.

 SatSCADA Terminal Context

The terminal is connected over-the-air by the Inmarsat Satellite Network to the Internet.

The terminal is configured with the SatSCADA GUI. The GUI can be connected to the terminal remotely using the Internet or locally via the RS-232 serial port. The SAT120 can redirect RS-232 over USB. The SAT120/SAT130 has the additional capability to call out over cell and fail over to the satellite network when the cell network is unavailable.

The diagram shows the terminal's interfaces. The over-the-air interface to the Internet is used for IP connections. For example, a modbus master can send requests using an IP address and port to the terminal. The request can then be directed to RS-232 and RS-485 serial and ethernet modbus devices or the request can be used to access internal modbus registers.

Internal modbus registers include registers for the four 3) onboard I/O pins, GPS values, terminal temperature and supply voltage. The I/O pins can be used for digital input, digital output, or analog input. The digital values be turned on/off or pulsed. The pin values can also sampled and controlled using the GUI.

The terminal is normally within sight of the GPS satellite constellation. The GPS interface is used to obtain exact time, latitude, longitude, and altitude. These values are all available using the GUI and internal registers.

1)
the SAT120/SAT130 have cell as well
2)
the SAT110 has no RS485 port
3)
the SAT110 has three I/O pins
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