SCADA is the plant digitisation environment par excellence. It combines the entire OT world in the same Unified Control Centre from which to supervise or operate the entire installation. It is a viewing and interaction software with the process that, browsing through synoptics, allows you to have a real-time view of everything that is happening on the factory floor while also operating and interacting with the process.
SCADAs have evolved from the smallest systems for a machine to plant hyper-SCADA environments that bring together all the information contained in the different assets. The trend is the implementation of virtualised hyper-SCADAs in industrial CPDs to which multiple clients are connected, both desktop and light clients (web or mobile). Today’s SCADA systems are genuine plant data integration platforms that allow operators to store under one unified control centre all the information necessary for real-time decision making.