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Cloud based SCADA

08 August 2019

By transferring its multi-faceted MAPS SCADA/HMI solution to a secure cloud-based app, Mitsubishi Electric is offering potentially the best of both worlds; an advanced solution that is flexible and easy to integrate, but is also well supported, stable and secure in operation.

A good SCADA solution can do many things for a manufacturing or process business – from displaying straightforward plant status and production target visualisation to implementing full life-cycle planning and implementation for your factory automation upgrades. By moving MAPS to the cloud (this is just one option, local server / PLC and other hosting choices are still available) Mitsubishi Electric, one of the most trusted automation vendors in the market, is providing a step into genuine IIoT territory. Enabling the potential benefits this brings for many more users.

Hosting MAPS SCADA in the cloud or privately and using the provided Internet of Things (IoT) Agent allows MAPS to seamlessly talk to third-party IoT cloud-hosted environments. Independent of the chosen environment – Amazon, Azure, Huawei, Sigfox or NBIoT – MAPS is an ideal IoT application builder. Additionally, the built-in OPC UA, Sigfox wireless and MQTT protocol driver allows secure communications to other devices deployed anywhere on the cloud.

Robust reliability and availability can also be achieved through active clustered server technology options. The client-side UI provides the capability of configuring, displaying, manipulating and delivering the values in a rich and secure user-interface. The MAPS design environment offers an intuitive interface resulting in faster engineering which can lead to higher productivity and ultimately reduced costs.