Integrating IP video with SCADA platforms
Moxa demonstrated an integrated platform, using IP video and Ethernet I/O for data collection and operations management, at the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).
"SCADA has changed dramatically over the last few years, and today’s offshore oil fields want more than basic functionality; they’re looking for something that will contribute to the bottom line," said Steve Frank, business development manager for data acquisition and control at Moxa. "Technology from Moxa and InduSoft makes it easy to build smarter SCADA systems that bring richer, more timely data to operators over a greater variety of platforms, including web and mobile."
Moxa’s demonstration used a remote video triggered by sensor and viewable from within InduSoft’s WebStudio SCADA software. Typically, live video is difficult to integrate into SCADA, so many users have to install a separate video management system. By making it easy to integrate live video into SCADA, the cross platform solution makes far more information immediately accessible to operators for a higher level of situational awareness.
"Both Moxa and InduSoft have an open-platform approach that maximizes interoperability and minimizes vendor lock-in," according to Bruce Howenstine, business development manager at InduSoft. "We make it very easy and cost-effective for customers to consolidate the collection of their monitoring data and share it as needed throughout the organization."
Moxa’s network equipment complies with industrial standards, such as Class 1 Division 2, that certify their ability to operate in an offshore environment that features extreme temperatures, damaging corrosion, and heavy vibration. Moxa’s equipment can be found in many oil and gas applications, on shore and off, due to sturdy industrial design, advances in security protection, and dual-radio technology that optimizes bandwidth and redundancy.
Edited by Peter Welander, firstname.lastname@example.org