GE Intelligent Platforms , global provider of software, hardware, services, and expertise in automation and embedded computing products, today announced the availability of a new upgrade feature for its industry-leading PACSystems controller platform. The new modules feature DNP 3.0 Unsolicited Reporting to address speed and efficiency in SCADA applications that employ numerous remote terminal units (RTUs). Originally developed for the Power Utility industry, the DNP 3.0 is now widely used in the water/wastewater and oil & gas industries.
As applications become larger, they require more distributed I/O and more information flowing through them. Obtaining insight through information means that they need the most up to date information possible, and Unsolicited Reporting will allow them to get that information immediately, as opposed to waiting for the request for information from the SCADA system.
With DNP3.0 Unsolicited Reporting, the RX3i can be configured as an Unsolicited Master or Unsolicited Slave per port. This enables the RX3i to collect data from DNP 3.0 slave devices more efficiently.
“This new feature adds to the PACSystems promise of an open, scalable platform for control,” said Bill Black, Controllers Product Manager for GE Intelligent Platforms.