The FAST/TOOLS package is a distributed supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that is powerful, state of the art and flexible.
Controlling your World
|FAST/TOOLS provide solutions for a wide range of control and supervisory applications where, for example one or more of the following requirements apply:
|These characteristics are often seen in for instance:|
|It also allows the flexibility of combining different types of systems to provide hybrid solutions, both on new and existing sites (green and brown field development).
|Open & Scalable Architecture
FAST/TOOLS is based on an open event driven system architecture with web services technology and SOA (Services Oriented Architecture) principles. This allows for true scalability and high performance accommodated through a flexible client/server architecture and modular software approach that can be easily extended when your application needs expand.
Systems Integration Capabilities
The system has many dedicated driver protocols available for data acquisition from field devices for enhanced communication performance and reliability. Direct communication plug-ins can be provided to various makes of DCS / PLC / RTU systems on the same SCADA server. It also has many proven communication interfaces through Fibre Optics, serial lines, Wireless Radio, Satellite, xDSL, GPRS, 3G, PSTN, etc. Furthermore maximum use of industry (embedded) standards is made such as OPC, XML, ODBC, SOAP, HTML etc. to connect to third party products and databases.
Operating System Independency
FAST/TOOLS is a platform independent SCADA system which is supported on Windows, Unix and Linux based operating systems. Many operating systems have been utilized over the years, with many systems still running on other platforms. Ongoing attention is given to new latest operating systems versions that are appropriate.