IoT, SCADA, M2M

Internet of Things
The Internet of Things...

Unless you've been vacationing on another planet, chances are the term IoT has already found its way

into your life. Indeed, if you've recently purchased a major (or not so major) appliance, you likely already own an IoT device that's trying to "phone home" right now. The concept of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) dialog for monitor, control, and collection of data is far from new.

SCADA [Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition] falls squarely into the IoT category and has been around for decades in industrial and utility applications.

Synergy offers core infrastructure for IoT, SCADA, and M2M including high-availability connectivity with latency optimization, IoT/IP Gateways, and application hosting. In addition, Synergy has developed a proprietary event-driven visual surveillance system designed specifically for the Oil and Gas and Utility industries.

Synergy IoT Overview

As shown in the illustration below, Synergy's Private Cloud Infrastructure (Charlotte NC and Dallas TX) provides a core for the IoT, including various secure, high availability connectivity options for SCADA, and other M2M applications. Example [A] below represents any remote location (retail, office, or home) with sensors/actuators communicating (wired/wireless) with a gateway device utilizing one or many emerging IoT protocols. Example [B] represents the more common (currently) M2M environment of a remote pipeline. This example might include an autonomous video alerting/recording application. Both examples show automatic fail-over of primary WAN to 4G.

HMI / IoT Processes / Video Surveillance

WIRELESS

SATCOM

SYNERGY CLOUD

IoT, SCADA

HMI / 3rd Party Software Hosting
Latency Optimization
Automated Processes / APIs
Video Surveillance Web Portal
CARRIER/MPLS
INTERNET
- A -

SENSORS, ACTUATORS, and DEVICES

GATEWAY

IoT DATA LINK PROTOCOLS

LoRa, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.15.4, IEEE 802.11 AH,

WirelessHART, DASH7, HomePlug, G.9959, LTEA,

LoRaWAN, Weightless

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W A N

4G

AUTO BACKUP

- B -

PLC/RTU

INDUSTRIAL PROTOCOLS

ModBus/RTU, ModBus/TCP, ProfiNet IO, CIP, DNP3,

GE SRTP, HART, EtherNet/IP, 

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W A N

4G

AUTO BACKUP

SENSORS, ACTUATORS, and DEVICES