Substation Alarm Manager (SAM) was developed in order to provide power utilities with a simple way to show the current status and data within a substation. The SAM Substation Annunciator utilizes our extensive protocol library and allows for a wide variety of substation equipment to be monitored. Data can be acquired either by eavesdropping on an active circuit or directly polling an RTU/IED. Collection data is transmitted to SAM through the OPC protocol. This allows SAM to perform its alarm monitoring function either locally at the substation or at a remote site.
The complete SAM package consists of a substation hardened PC (no moving parts), a touch-screen 19″ rack-mount monitor, and the Annunciation and Data Viewer software. Scaled-down versions of SAM are also offered.
The software supports the configuration of multiple annunciation pages containing either digital, analog, or pulse values. The software supports the configuration of alarm conditions, color, font size, and layout on the annunciation page.
SAM has optional control capabilities that may allow the user to activate controls locally or remotely via the SAM software.
The SAM software integrates seamlessly with ASE’s SCADA Protocol Translation (SPT) software. The SPT can gather data from downstream devices (RTUs or IEDs) using any of the 40 protocols currently available. The SPT integration allows for the SAM system to also act as a protocol gateway, data concentrator, or protocol translator if optional upstream protocols are included. Please see the options below:
The SAM software can also be run remotely over a network or can be integrated into a 3rd party substation processor.
The SAM base system includes a licence for up to four communication channels and two network ports with up to six network connections. Optional serial I/O hardware is available to communicate with legacy bit-oriented protocols. SAM is fully expandable to include more serial or network ports as required.
|Configuration||Windows based configuration systems allows for Alarm specification, analog limits, scaling and point descriptions.|
|Protocol||Configurable per channel|
|Poll / Eavesdrop||Configurable per channel|
|Point Counts||Maximum 30,000 points|
|Alarm Displays||Configurable size and color options|
|Processor||300MHz AMD Geode GX1 CPU with CS5530A companion chip. Upto 512MB RAM capability|
|Serial Ports||4 serial ports 16C550 compatible, ESD protected|
|USB Ports||Four USB 2.0|
|Network Port||2- 10/100 Base-T, IEEE 802.3 Standard|
|Size||19” Rack-mount – 17” Display panel , 3” deep|
|Features||Touch screen with USB inputs from PC|
|PC-104||Two channel multi-function I/O boards supporting bit and byte, asynchronous and synchronous, serial (RS232 and RS485) communications|
|DC to AC inverter||Converts 48VDC to 120 AC to power all SAM components (10W)|
|Protocol Addition||Add Additional protocols to your SAM system to add Data Concentrator, Protocol Conversion, or Gateway capabilities|
Models Part Numbers
|SAM-900||Integrated package including touch-screen monitor, hardened PC, universal power supply, mounting panel, SAM software for annunciation and data acquisition.|
|SAM-750||Includes hardened PC, universal power supply, mounting panel, SAM software for annunciation and data acquisition.|
|SAM-500||Includes touch-screen monitor and SAM software for annunciation and data acquisition (no hardened PC).|
|SAM-100||SAM software for annunciation and data acquisition only.|
|SAM-KBD||Optional 1U 19″ rack keyboard and trackpad on slidable drawer|
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