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SCADA

SCADA, short for Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition, refers to large scale industrial computer systems (hardware and software) that control and monitor industrial processes like the examples listed below:

  • Industrial Processes such as manufacturing, fabrication, or refining.
  • Infrastructure Equipment for water treatment, electrical power transmission/distribution, telecommunications, etc.
  • Conditions in facilities like heating, ventilation, energy consumption, or security.

SCADA systems are generally used to monitor and control processes at multiple sites and/or over long distances.

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