Schneider Electric teams with Cisco on turnkey scada

Baseline integrated scada system, ‘BLISS,’ combines scada and IT in ‘converged’ platform.

Schneider Electric, through its Telvent scada unit is working with Cisco on a new pipeline control solution, ‘Bliss,’ for ‘baseline integrated scada system.’ Bliss is positioned as a turnkey solution combining scada and IT infrastructure in a ‘converged’ platform. Telvent’s Oasys scada is to be combined with Cisco’s networking into an ‘internet of things’-style platform for new pipelines or for upgrading existing systems. The solution provides operators with real-time visibility into the structural integrity of the pipeline, optimizing maintenance and repairs.

The ‘one-stop shop,’ combined IT/OT solution obviates the need for multiple integration partners. Bliss integrates the scada system into a modern infrastructure. Cisco ‘Internet of everything’ VP Tony Shakib said, ‘Integrating IT with scada systems will improve project efficiency, quality and life cycle cost.’ The companies are also planning an integrated networking and telecommunications service for pipelines to couple Bliss with other Schneider automation solutions.

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