Siemens Energy will use RTI's messaging software to deliver the resilient, high-performance and scalable data distribution capabilities that meet the demands of its SCADA systems for wind power delivery.
Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the world leader in delivering fast, scalable communications software that addresses the challenges of building and integrating real-time operational systems, announced that Siemens Energy, a provider of comprehensive solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power, has standardized on RTI for its next generation of wind power solutions. Siemens Energy will use RTI's messaging software to deliver the resilient, high-performance and scalable data distribution capabilities that meet the demands of its supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for wind power delivery.
Siemens Energy deploys wind power solutions in a wide range of environments where network services vary -- from LAN (local area network) to broadband to satellite communications. RTI's support for a variety of underlying network transports ensures that wind turbines can intelligently integrate with multiple networks and IT infrastructure to achieve the highest possible performance, control and business systems integration. Also, system of systems scalability can continue to grow while performance is maintained as more wind power is generated for the grid. RTI's peer-to-peer communication sets the standard in performance and resilience.
RTI's messaging software can monitor and control wind farm arrays with up to 500 wind turbines. RTI's real-time messaging and quality of service (QoS) characteristics enable Siemens to manage turbulence through the wind farm so that performance and wear is uniform in such a highly distributed operational environment. Additionally, RTI's ability to integrate smoothly with other systems, including business enterprise applications, will allow Siemens to remotely monitor and troubleshoot the wind farm's operations.
"The ability to maximize efficiency and quickly detect and avoid maintenance problems can make or break a business," said Curt Schacker, chief commercial officer at RTI. "With RTI, our clients can massively scale their wind turbine software infrastructure by reliably integrating multiple networks and subsystems."