The FMS Flovac Monitoring System is a private network that the Utility can handle however they want. If you would prefer to connect the Gateway directly at the VPS directly into the SCADA network that is entirely possible.
What we have found so far is that most SCADA network managers do not want all of the information that the FMS can provide as it can quickly overwhelm the system with information.
Most operations centers would like to take selective types of information from our Cloud based server. For example, most operations centers only want to know when an alarm occurs and where is the location of the alarm.
They would then send a directive to the operator on call on where to go to. And keep a history of those alarms.
The main set up for our gateways is via a single sim card in the gateway that sends all information to the cloud. Clients tend to take information from that cloud to their SCADA server. As all of the information is available on a web based server that then allows the Operations Manager, operator and Asset Manager to view other information that they feel would be helpful to them.
That would include valve opening times, infiltration information, cycle times, systems pressures and automatic firing of valves.