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ABB announces TeleOS point-to-multipoint (PP) radios

September 162015
ABB announces TeleOS point-to-multipoint (PP) radios

September 16, 2015 – ABB introduced TeleOS unlicensed band point-to-multipoint (PP) radios that provide power-efficient SCADA communications with I/O capabilities. Using TeleOS, upstream oil and gas companies can now bring modern wireless communications to off-grid well pads, reducing capital and operational expenses, helping maximize oil production efficiency, and enhancing environmental and worker safety.

Providing modern wireless communications to off-grid well pads had been challenging because the power consumption of traditional broadband networking equipment has exceeded the capacity of local generation facilities such as solar panels with batteries and thermoelectric generators. Upstream oil and gas companies faced the dilemma of either funding an expensive expansion of local generation capabilities for modern wireless communications or using antiquated narrowband PP radio systems that lack the reliability, security and performance required to support digital oil fields.

Power efficient TeleOS products offer 10 to 100 times higher throughput than narrowband radios. The cost of powering a TeleOS radio with solar is less than half the cost of powering a broadband radio. With higher throughput than narrowband SCADA radios, TeleOS enables more frequent polling of measurement from automation devices, resulting in higher resolution data and enhanced decision-making capabilities. IP support and enterprise-class security enable TeleOS networks to be integrated with corporate IT networks, supporting faster business decision making and implementation.

TeleOS radios include two 10/100BASE-T wired interfaces to provide connectivity for state-of-the-art well pad equipment. The units’ serial interfaces as well as their analog and digital input/output (I/O) capabilities support connections to equipment such as pressure sensors and tank level sensors. These communication capabilities support vital oil and gas field activities such as water treatment and injection, as well as emergency shutdown (ESD).

The TeleOS product line are managed by the SuprOS network management system. SuprOS inherits all of the features of Tropos Control and extends them to TeleOS. Featuring an intuitive web-based interface. SuprOS is a standards-compliant network management system that enhances the efficiency of IT personnel by simplifying complex tasks such as wireless mesh network performance analysis and system optimization.

SuprOS is available without additional charge to current Tropos Control customers with a valid software maintenance subscription and is fully backward compatible with all products currently supported by Tropos Control.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.

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