Clearing Up Some Common Confusions
Choosing a SCADA system can be confusing. There are two main types of systems to choose from: integrated and single source.
An integrated system is generally comprised of several different manufacturers’ components, assembled in a complex array by a system integrator.
Typically, each manufacturer has different warranties, service support, license fees and generally don’t include upgrades, which leads to future incompatibility among the various components.
This type of system will result in a higher lifecycle cost due to these added factors.
A single source system uses components from a single manufacturer, and is often mistakenly referred to as proprietary. The term “proprietary” continues to be one of the most misunderstood and prevalent sales gimmicks in this industry. You are likely to hear system integrators and other manufacturers misuse this term in place of single source. But DON’T BE FOOLED.
A proprietary system has limited compatibility. But, a single source system like Dorsett Technologies’ InfoScan, uses open architecture, can be self-programed and maintained and is compatible with other manufacturers’ equipment. The result, a much lower lifecycle cost.
Dorsett Technologies is a single source provider, which simply means, we design, manufacture, test and install all of our components – ensuring your system is reliable, easy to use and built for the long-term.