In response to the market needs, Inventia took up the challenge by creating a modern platform called DataPortal, which acts as a complete SCADA system and is a professional and economical alternative to standard SCADA systems.
The DataPortal system is responsible for the acquisition of data sent by Inventia telemetry modules installed on the supervised facilities, data recording to the database, their processing, and visualization of the process on monitored objects from the level of a web browser.
An important advantage of the DataPortal system is that there is no need to create and maintain a typical base station at the user’s site, that is, first of all, to purchase a communication gateway in the form of an MT-251 module or a series router, e.g. TK. And more, because the data from the facility is sent through a secure tunnel directly to the Data Center, the data acquisition process is independent of the user. The above feature significantly increases the reliability of the data acquisition process, which is “insensitive” to the user’s computer failures, computer shutdowns, WINDOWS system updates, or communication gate power offsets. To sum up, the data collection process takes place in the background automatically and does not require user supervision.
Access to the visualization is provided by a standard web browser, so installation of any drivers is not required. All you need to do on any computer with Internet access is to start the browser, enter the website address, account name, user name, and password and we can start the data analysis process using a modern visualization module built into the DataPortal system.
Since the DataPortal system is a fully functional SCADA system with the ability to remotely influence the parameters or functions performed by the supervised facility, i.e. from anywhere in the world, with a laptop, tablet, or smartphone at our disposal, the user can analyze the work of distributed objects monitored by the DataPortal system, and influence the values of defined process parameters.
CONTROL SYSTEM, whose engineers have been actively implementing solutions based on InVentia telemetry modules since 2002, began its adventure with the DataPortal system at the beginning of 2020. To verify the functionality offered by the DataPortal system, for the last 18 months we have been actively developing applications for the water and sewage industry by incorporating different types of objects into the structure of the system.
In the described implementation, the control cabinets installed at the sewage pumping/compressor stations were equipped with the MT-101 and MT-151 telemetry modules by Inventia, with the application software developed by the CONTROL SYSTEM development team.
Until 2020, only the desktop version of the visualization system was available to the user. In the face of limitations resulting from COVID-19, a decision was made to change the architecture of the visualization system and fully switch to the web version. The CONTROL SYSTEM team used the DataPortal system to perform the task. Data from monitored sewage pumping and compressor stations have been redirected to a safe tunnel, through which they are sent to the Data Center.
The resulting remote supervision system, created on the ground of DataPortal, offers all the functions of the previous desktop version plus additional functions that are available from the DataPortal level. Particular emphasis was placed on secure access to the remote control function of the facilities. The ability to generate control functions from anywhere after logging in required the creation of a log with reports on sent commands for each operator defined in the system. The above function is necessary to ensure control over the actions of operators who can issue commands from virtually anywhere, e.g. from a smartphone or tablet.
The screenshots from the visualization system below show the appearance of the defined synoptic screens:
The CONTROL SYSTEM team offers the users of Inventia telemetry modules, as well as all those who want to start their adventure with telemetry, the possibility of full project implementation, starting from the definition of needs, through project preparation, programming of InVentia telemetry modules, and to the inclusion of objects in the DataPortal system.
Our goal is to create professional and cost-optimized telemetry systems based on InVentia telemetry modules and the DataPortal system.