Date Added: Oct 2009
Telemetric Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems promise tremendous efficiency and reliability advantages for remote industrial operations, but their implementation can seem a daunting challenge. Telemetry and wireless technologies have made monitoring systems possible in applications that were previously too remote or distributed for conventional cabling. However, in building or expanding a wireless system, system integrators must confront new and possibly unfamiliar technologies and challenges. This paper examines common obstacles in developing wireless SCADA systems and explains the seven key features of successful, cost-effective, and reliable GPRS data acquisition solutions.