Monitoring your remote equipment with a DNP3 RTU (Remote Telemetry Unit) can save you from losing revenues to downtime. A DNP3 RTU can give you the visibility you need of your operations.

A DNP3 RTU Collects Alarms From Your SCADA System Devices.
A DNP3 RTU is any remote terminal unit that can report alarms in the DNP3 communications protocol. A DNP3 RTU's role in the SCADA (Site Control and Data Acquisition) system is to collect alarms from individual devices used by the SCADA operation. They forward these alarms to a DNP3 master, which notifies technicians of the communication problems reported by the DNP3 RTUs.

Your DNP3 RTUs are an important part of your SCADA monitoring system. When purchasing a DNP3 RTU (Remote Telemetry Unit), it is important to look for the most advanced features for your network. You'll also want to look at the needs of your individual sites. You muar decide what DNP3 RTU features will be most important to your mission-critical operations.

Find a DNP3 RTU with the Point Capacity You Need.
When deploying a SCADA monitoring system, you'll need to find a DNP3 RTU that can provide the capacity you need for all of your alarm points while leaving room for your SCADA system to grow. Your monitoring can grow easily when your DNP3 RTU provides you with expansion options. You can expand your point capacity or add external temperature sensors.

If you need to monitor values such as battery levels, temperature, humidity, and more, you'll need to find a DNP3 RTU that provides for analog alarm monitoring in addition to monitoring your discrete alarms. With analog alarm monitoring, your remote can report alarms detailing these values to your DNP3 master. Advanced DNP3 RTU's allow you to define thresholds for these alarms. They will alert you when one of these values has crossed a major or minor threshold above or below optimal conditions.

A DNP3 RTU Will Provide You Enhanced SCADA System Visibility.
With features such as expansion options and analog alarm monitoring, your DNP3 RTU will provide you visibility of your SCADA operation. Working with an advanced DNP3 master will help you to make the most of your DNP3 RTU's capabilities. It will logically organize and report these alarms to your network technicians. This will bring your network back online quickly; minimizing lost revenues while your network is down.

DNP3 masters receive alarms from your DNP3 RTU's, and devices of all your other protocols. The most advanced masters will forward these alarms directly to your network technicians through pager, email, or cell phone. They will also display these alarms in a single, convenient browser window. This allows your network operator easily view all standing alarms. You can even group alarms by user-defined criteria, such as severity, location, and more.

Deploy a DNP3 RTU and Maximize Your Network Uptime.
When seeking out a DNP3 RTU, it is important to find a unit that will give you the most advanced monitoring for your money. DNP3 RTU's typically pay for themselves by preventing lost revenues by maximizing your network uptime. Deploy a DNP3 RTU today, and get the visibility your SCADA sites need.

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