News | April 1, 2019

Cost Of Water - Private Wireless Networks vs. Cellular Connectivity For W/WW SCADA Communications

One of the biggest costs in a water treatment facility is an overlooked one - the communications network.  Options include monthly cellular plans or building out your own network.  But what are the downsides, including cybersecurity challenges, and do the benefits outweigh the risks?

This webcast will cover alternative wireless networking technologies and secure remote access.  Topics will include cost analysis of private broadband networks versus a monthly cellular-connected network, a review of communication options most suitable for water/wastewater applications, and real-world case studies.  Finally, options for securely accessing water plant IEDs remotely will be covered from both a practical and cybersecurity perspective.

Key takeaways include:

  • How to calculate and analyze the physical cost and the payback of utilizing a private network versus a monthly broadband network
  • Identify the benefits of utilizing a private network versus a broadband network
  • Review cellular communication options and identify which communication options are most suitable for water/wastewater applications
  • Identify real-world case studies on private network usage versus broadband networks

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Source: Siemens Process Instrumentation

Siemens Process Instrumentation