How Can SCADA Systems Optimally Operate Over GPRS Networks?
SCADA solutions are mandatory for upgrading the operating reliability of industrial and utility installations by providing remote control. The commercially available GPRS (2.5G level) wireless networks are not optimal for performance-critical SCADA applications. However, when Motorola ACE3600 RTUs are operating over GPRS using the MDLC protocol, this combined solution allows establishment of a more reliably operating and versatile SCADA system. This paper outlines the technical considerations and main operating and cost benefits achieved with Motorola SCADA solutions operating over GPRS-based communication.