Chapters: Scada, Boeing Nc-135, Boeing Ec-135, Gps Wildlife Tracking, Industrial Control Systems, Industrial Safety Systems, Remote Terminal Unit, Sbmv Protocol, Bmrst, Power Line Carrier Communication, Eugene Law, Emr Telemetry, Oil and Gas Industry Metering and Control System, Frame Synchronizer, Snow Pillow, Range Safety and Telemetry System, Advanced Plant Management System, Non Intrusive Appliance Monitoring, Em Telemetry, Telemeter, Ballistic Missile Range Safety Technology. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 87. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: SCADA stands for supervisory control and data acquisition. It generally refers to an industrial control system: a computer system monitoring and controlling a process. The process can be industrial, infrastructure or facility-based as described below: A SCADA System usually consists of the following subsystems: There is, in several industries, considerable confusion over the differences between SCADA systems and distributed control systems (DCS). Generally speaking, a SCADA system usually refers to a system that coordinates, but does not control processes in real time. The discussion on real-time control is muddied somewhat by newer telecommunications technology, enabling reliable, low latency, high speed communications over wide areas. Most differences between SCADA and DCS are culturally determined and can usually be ignored. As communication infrastructures with higher capacity become available, the difference between SCADA and DCS will fade. The term SCADA usually refers to centralized systems which monitor and control entire sites, or complexes of systems spread out over large areas (anything between an industrial plant and a country). Most control actions are performed automatically by Remote Terminal Units (“RTUs”).