Ulstein Automation, Alarm, and Monitoring

In 2016 UPC released the new version of the Ulstein Integrated Automation System (ULSTEIN IAS®). This is a major release, where the previous system from 2006 is replaced by top modern technology based on ULSTEIN X-CONNECT™. The new product, which is first in its line with an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) backbone, has, among a range of different things and functionality, a new Graphical User Interface (GUI), segmented topology and is scalable in size and availability.

The process of Configure To Order (CTO) makes it easier to embed changes and adapt the product to fit the customer’s needs. SCADA, OPC DA and PLC’s are replaced with configurable software running on Linux PC’s, that are vendor independent and communicate on DDS (Data Distribution Service). DDS is one of the core technologies that enables us to easier integrate (and be integrated) and extend the product to fit the customer.

This paper describes the architecture and benefits derrived from using RTI Connext DDS.


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