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Microwave Data Systems Provides Upgrades to Louisiana Water Treatment Plant

June 152004

Microwave Data Systems, Edison Automation Provide Upgrades, Including Wireless Video, to Louisiana Water Treatment Plant

AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION, ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO 2004, ORLANDO, Fla. (June 15, 2004) - Microwave Data Systems (MDS), a world leader in industrial, wireless, networking solutions with applications in the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), public safety, telecommunications, and online transactional markets, together with full-service partner Edison Automation, today announced the successful installation of a wireless communications system to the city of Shreveport, La.'s, water system.

As part of an ongoing effort to upgrade the communications infrastructure for the city's water and wastewater system, MDS iNET 900's are being used to upgrade the water treatment plant's SCADA system, which previously operated using a leased-line solution. The majority of the data being transmitted wirelessly is related to SCADA monitoring and control of the remote water and wastewater sites. In addition, the MDS iNET has enabled the integration of Internet Protocol (IP)-based site surveillance cameras and other equipment, such as voice over IP (VoIP), in the event of an emergency.

The MDS iNET can also be enclosed with another MDS iNET to provide redundancy at the access point (AP). If power is lost to one radio, it automatically switches to the other radio eliminating any down time and the loss of critical data.

And because this system deals with the public water supply, the security features in the MDS iNET played a significant role in its selection by the city. Whether it is acting as an AP or a remote, the MDS iNET offers encryption, dynamic key rotation, provision lists, authentication, and transmission security that surpassed the city's security requirements.

About Edison Automation
With headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., Edison Automation is an automation solution provider offering superior technological solutions coupled with single-source accountability for system delivery, service and support. To learn more about Edison Automation visit www.edisonautomation.com.

About Microwave Data Systems
Microwave Data Systems Inc., headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., designs and manufactures networked high-speed, point-to-multipoint, and medium- and low-capacity point-to-point industrial, microwave radios for use in oil and gas, utility, lottery, traffic monitoring, public safety, and telecommunication provider industries. Learn more about the company at www.microwavedata.com.
 

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