ClearSCADA is now part of the StruxureWare software applications and suites
StruxureWare is the brand name identifying Schneider Electric’s various software applications and suites to drive business performance while conserving enterprise resources. StruxureWare software suite is organized within a framework of three levels: Control level, Operations and Enterprise.
As part of the SCADA software suite of StruxureWare pertaining to the ’Control’ level, ClearSCADA will now be referred to as SCADA Expert ClearSCADA, the SCADA software dedicated for telemetry and remote SCADA applications.
The design environment is object-based configuration. This is a powerful concept as you can build the database structure that closely resembles the remote site's physical assets. Security setup and alarm filtering is applied based on the database hierarchy, saving maintenance when new assets or users are added or removed. This means graphics, points, alarms, redirections, historian, security, trends, reports, logic, etc. If you have many devices/sites then you would build configuration as Templates and create instances for each unique device/site, this way you can save 75-90% in engineering effort for your project.
Alarm functionality is fully integrated and provided 'out-of-the-box', with easy configuration. The alarm behaviors are highly configurable, and can be set up with different alarm lifecycle, colors and actions. Alarm state changes can be signaled in many ways outside of EcoStruxure Geo SCADA Expert.
- Redirected to SMS text message on cell phone
- Redirected to email message
- Redirected to external systems such as voice notification
The security model in EcoStruxure Geo SCADA Expert is object based and is therefore granular down to a single point or object level. Any request for data complies to the data security model.
Tight integration with Active Directory (AD) allows new User Accounts to be created automatically, plus automatic re-alignment with changes in AD permissions on subsequent logons.
EcoStruxure Geo SCADA Expert delivers a new level of functionality helping you unlock the geo-locational power of your SCADA assets, with the introduction of innovative location services and mapping integration.
Underpinned by the storage of GPS coordinates for database objects, EcoStruxure Geo SCADA Expert is geographically-aware and able to provide location-based alarm notification, filtering, and visualization for both fixed assets and mobile field operators. Integrated support for online or GIS map sources enables automatic display of locations on maps, which can also include real-time weather data from online service providers.
Geo SCADA Expert contributes to overall system reliability with:
- Built-in support for up to 3 synchronized redundant servers for field communications and polling.
- Standby servers can be located at a remote location, providing service during a disaster recovery scenario.
- Client workstations that connect to any/all servers in the redundancy set and automatically switch under server failure.
- Support for dual LAN and WAN connections between servers.
- Secure protocols protecting against data loss for reliable communication over WAN networks and multiple paths and media.