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. 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 a 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. SAM is also offered in scaled down versions. The software supports configuration of multiple annunciation pages containing either digital, analog, or pulse values. The software supports configuration of alarm conditions, color, font size, and layout on the annunciation page. SAM has optional Control capabilities which may allow for 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/ IEDs) using any of the 40 protocols currently available. The SPT integration allows for 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 on a 3rd party substation processor. The SAM base system includes a license for up to 4 communication channels and 2 network ports with up to 6 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.