Originally Posted by needforspeed
What is SCADA?
We've just put one into a recent development, but I haven't a clue what it's for, some sort of fibre optic network linked to the BMS
It was expensive anyway
Supervisory control and data acquisition. Basically control software that monitors alarms on your building management technology and allows you to control it centrally.
We mostly do heavy heavy industry providing control rooms to monitor and operate substations, gas rigs, oil pipeline etc.
Yes it is expensive, and it is usually because of bespoke software configuration and new communications interfaces to the latest generation of equipment. Fire alarm and cctv manufacturers always seem to be changing their software with a very expensive knock on to the scada.