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.
- By Akemi Iwaya on 01/13/14