Saturday, May 7, 2016

ScadaPhone Alarm Dialer: Windows-based SCADA Alarm Notification to monitor report and acknowledge alarm and event statues




Interfaced with Windows-based SCADA software, the ScadaPhone Alarm Dialer is surely beneficial software to monitor report and acknowledge alarm and event statues. It comes with a ScadaLink interface which can connect to any SCADA Software which supports OPC, OLE or DDE communications for retrieving alarm statues and data points. The ScadaLink interface allows bi- directional data-flow for alarm acknowledgments (via acknowledgment tags) as well as other configurable data-point WRITE commands Acknowledging alarms and making data-point-value modifications are controlled by a multilevel security interface requiring authorized users to log-in before making changes.

 ScadaPhone

ScadaPhone by www.scadatec.com


The method of ScadaPhone Alarm Dialer notification is simple. If an Alarm is detected, ScadaPhone will make notifications to a configurable list of personnel using a variety ways, in example, using Voice Audio via telephone or loudspeaker, Text Messages, alphanumeric pager or email.  Voice-audio alarm messages are stored using standard Windows wave files which can be either manually recorded via microphone or automatically generated using the Windows Text To Speech interface.


Main Features of ScadaPhone Alarm Dialer

ScadaPhone Alarm Dialer provides Alarm Announcement via multiple reporting devices. It is capable to issuing alarm messages in various different ways including Voice Audio (via Sound Card or via Voice Modem), Numeric Pager (via Voice Modem), Alphanumeric Pager/TAP protocol (via Voice Modem), SMS Cellular Text (via Cellular Modem), Alphanumeric Pager  SNPP protocol (via TCP/IP Network), and Email/SMTP protocol (via TCP/IP Network).


Additional Features of  ScadaPhone Alarm Dialer


Extensive Event Logging:

The event logging is including Alarm History, Contact Reporting History, Operator Activity, and Program Activity.


Built-in Support for Hot-Backup Redundancy:

ScadaPhone can be utilized in a redundant/hot-backup configuration. It means that ScadaPhone has the ability to run in Standby Mode.


Multiple Watchdog Features:

Through optional features users can select to provide extra layers of reliability. These features can be used to trigger alarms either through ScadaPhone or a backup hardware dialer. These features provide extra layers of reliability and assurance that critical alarms will not go unreported due to your system’s malfunctions.


Robust Scheduling Controller:

The Scheduling Controller features a powerful yet easy-use scheduler to specify what action is to be taken when an alarm is triggered and to which contact(s) the alarm is to be informed.


Password Protected Security:

ScadaPhone allows the system Administrator to assign one of four access levels to each user.


Alarm Grouping & Priority:

Each alarm defined in ScadaPhone is associated with an Alarm Group, with each Alarm Group configured to report to a specific Contact(s) in a specific sequence. Each Alarm Group functions and reports independently, but different groups can report to the same Contact(s).


Low-Cost “Lite”System:

The system is provided for project with 32 or fewer alarms through ScadaPhone Lite version for a substantially reduced price.


User Defined Menus:

Users can start their project from a pre-configured set of menus. It is provided for the more advanced modifications and embellishment without limitations.


Warranty Support:

The product comes with one year warranty against software bugs or defects. Technical support via email and telephone as well as software upgrades are available free of charge while warranty is in force. Extended warranty plans are available.


Optional Web Server:

When ScadaPhone Alarm Dialer is installed on systems with Internet Access, an extra-cost optional Web Server can be enabled, allowing authorized personnel to log-in and view the Alarm Summary, acknowledge alarms, view & modify pre-selected lists of live tag values.


Conclusion

With many option of the notification method, ScadaPhone answering to maintain the alarm notification function in any scale of industry. The rich standard features can be extended with the additional features for the more complex necessity to monitor report and acknowledge alarm and event statues.


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