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Schneider Electric’s SCADAPack maintains reliable communications for remote assets

The new SCADAPack 500E series rPACs from Schneider Electric combine the functionalities of an RTU and a PAC to allow operators of remote assets in the oil and gas, water and wastewater, and renewable energy industries to monitor and control assets through a single device.

Combining the power of a PAC with the versatility of an RTU, SCADAPack 500E series rPACs help maintain crucial and dependable communications in harsh, dispersed environments.

The increase in execution speed is one of the major advantages of the SCADAPack 500E series rPACs, thanks to a 32-bit processor sequenced at 500 MHz and more than 250 MB of high performing memory, which allow the device to be at least 20 times faster than a standard RTU while still able to be powered from solar panels, batteries or wind turbines.

Utilising open standards and programming environments to provide high flexibility and versatility, SCADAPack 500E series rPACs use a 20,000-point database and various open standard telemetry and industrial protocols to connect with up to 29 active SCADA masters, 100 remote/local slave devices and 100 remote Distributed Network Protocol (DNP) devices in peer-to-peer configuration. A data concentrator and protocol converter in each rPAC allow devices to communicate, regardless of whether they are using DNP3, Modbus or DF1 protocols.

Key benefits of SCADAPack 500E series rPACs include reduced total cost of ownership; enhanced security and reliability of remote operation; and ability to increase I/O capabilities without needing a separate PAC. 

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