Semaphore, a CSE Global company, recently announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Simark Controls Ltd. for Semaphore's TBox and Kingfisher SCADA system product lines. Simark Controls is a Canadian owned company and has a huge network in western Canada including Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.
Semaphore’s T-BOX telemetry systems are designed to leverage easy-to-use Web technologies and inexpensive, public networks. They offer up to 50 percent less total installed cost per point versus traditional SCADA / PLC systems. T-BOX combines alarm notification, data logging, integral Web server, IP telemetry, and programmable automation in a single, rugged package. Using push messaging via e-mail, FTP, and SMS text, T-BOX will immediately notify users of alarms and live conditions in a reliable manner that minimizes communications networking costs. For compatibility with existing systems, T-BOX also supports “pull” messaging using SCADA protocols such as Modbus.
Semaphore’s Kingfisher RTU brings an advanced, automation technology platform to SCADA applications. Strengths across-the-board mean that systems implementers won’t be distracted making trade-offs due to product limitations. The Kingfisher Series combines the benefits of advanced processor and software technologies with the reliability of proven I/O modules and communications options. The result is an easy-to-configure remote terminal unit that achieves exceptional performance. By minimizing risks, it enables project completion, on time and on budget.
In related news, Semaphore recently introduced WebForm Studio 2.0, the industry's first software utility that enables the development of compatible, organization-wide HMI displays spanning smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Without programming knowledge, users can build Web interfaces that keep everyone informed -- from on-site technicians to field operators to management. WebForm Studio 2.0 allows users to take full advantage of the integral Webserver in TBox remote terminal unit (RTU) products. Web page displays can be created that provide all of the information in a TBox device -- alarms and live and historical data -- to PC and mobile users anywhere, anytime.
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