SCADA – Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) is a software application program stemming back in the 1940s for process control and the gathering of data, processes in real time from remote locations in order to control equipment and conditions.
SCADA is used in power plants (PV, Wind) as well as in oil and gas refining, telecommunications, transportation, and water and waste control.
Using software and hardware components the hardware gathers and feeds data into a system whether a PC of data logger that has SCADA software installed. This data is then processed remotely and presented it in a timely manner to report.
SCADA also records and logs all events into a file stored on a hard disk or sends them to a printer. SCADA warns when conditions become hazardous by triggering alarms onto any software platform.