This year, Advantech exhibits in the Smart Grids area of the Hannover Messe. This area offers hardware and software solutions meeting the needs of the energy economy, drawing from smart metering, smart grids, smart buildings and information and communication technology.
Advantech, world leader in industrial computing and the leading supplier of open, computing platforms for the Power & Energy market, offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design, embedded systems and automation products as well as global sales, technical and logistics support.Advantech is dedicated to exploring new technologies for the power and energy industry. With an edge in the research and design of industrial products, Advantech provides rugged and highly reliable system components.
Advantech's products can be applied to various power and energy markets, including: renewable solar and wind power generation, hydro, steam and gas turbine and alternator control, nuclear simulation, substation automation systems, electrical car charging station solutions and building energy saving systems.
For power stations, Advantech provides the computing power for generator control systems as well as the communications infrastructure of wireless, fibre-optic or copper, Ethernet or I/O. Advantech's display products are used by operators to monitor processes, while data acquisition is achieved by a wide range of devices and cards installed remotely or built-in to PCs, including Advantech's ADAM range. Powerful, open PLC platforms support a wide range of IEC-61131 soft controller products from our software partners, which make available all the necessary protocols such as IEC-60870 and IEC-61850.
Step-up substations are supported with 61850-3 certified platforms for control, SCADA, protocol gateways and data storage and analysis. Advantech's UNO-4600 series Substation Automation Computers can operate as HMI/SCADA, Terminal (serial-port) Servers, Protocol or Communication Gateways, Cyber Security Servers (UTM), and Substation/Networking Recorders. With IEC 61000-4 certification for EMC, Shock and Vibration, and 48VDC and 90 ~ 250 VAC/ VDC single or redundant power supplies, the modular UNO-4600 series are able to communicate with different devices across substations and serve as excellent computing platforms. The UNO-4600 series also comes with diverse communication interfaces and flexible expansion capabilities, including Ethernet ports with LAN redundant teaming functionality, USB and serial ports , PCI, PCIe, miniPCIe and PC/104 expansion slots, and IRIG-B. Thus, according to their application needs, customers can choose the most suitable configuration to easily develop their own substation solutions.
Advantech will also be showing hardware and software-based security solutions, including IPsec VPN tunnel and stateful firewall, and application whitelisting, making a Secure Substation Computer. Remote management of such devices will be supported using Intel's AMT technology and Advantech's SUSIAccess.
The latest technology in SCADA systems for Smart Grids incorporates multi-touch display and Advantech will show its latest touch-panel computers.
Advantech's UNO-4600 series Substation Automation Computers can operate as HMI/SCADA, Terminal (serial-port) Servers, Protocol or Communication Gateways, Cyber Security Servers (UTM), and Substation/Networking Recorders.
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