It was out with the old and in with the new recently for the HMI/SCADA at Transpower’s (TP) Islington Substation, one of their largest and most complex sites. The previous HMI system was at ‘end of life’, utilising an obsolete operating system & associated PC hardware, and posing an unacceptable risk of the loss of local control facilities at the substation. The requirement was for a replacement HMI system (both hardware & software) with almost 5000 points, communicating with the 53 C50 RTUs, used for control and indication functions as well as Reactive Power Control. Monitoring and control of the RTUs is carried out remotely from Transpower’s national SCADA and via the local HMI system.
Quasar's recent major upgrade of its IT Infrastructure included the addition of Blade Servers and Microsoft's EBS (Essential Business Server), Microsoft's new operating system. This new multi server configuration system created by Datasouth in collaboration with Quasar is the first in the the South Island, and among the very first installs of its kind in New Zealand.
For Quasar, as a leading supplier and integrator of advanced energy & power quality monitoring, supervisory control & data acquisition (SCADA), and industrial automation systems, investing in this upgrade means that we are able to provide clients with secure technical support, at any time, from any place. This investment also aligns with Quasar's assurance of continually evolving with technology to meet industry requirements and our customers' needs.