Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition


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supervisory control and data acquisition

[‚sü·pər¦vīz·ə·rē kən‚trōl ən ′dad·ə ‚ak·wə‚zish·ən]
(engineering)
A version of telemetry commonly used in wide-area industrial applications, such as electrical power generation and distribution and water distribution, which includes supervisory control of remote stations as well as data acquisition from those stations over a bidirectional communications link. Abbreviated SCADA.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

(application)
(SCADA) Systems are used in industry to monitor and control plant status and provide logging facilities. SCADA systems are highly configurable, and usually interface to the plant via PLCs.
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The top companies operating in the supervisory control and data acquisition market are ABB Ltd.
On the basis of revenue, electrical power was the largest application segment of the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) market in 2013 and held a market share of 17.
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