Our premier SCADA platform product.

Griffin I'Net's SCADA Platform is a system designed to provide several services in the production monitoring space. At it's core, it is an advanced data logger that can record data from downhole instrumentation for years at a time. With more involved installations, it can send this live downhole instrumentation data back to town using cellular modems, radio links, RS485 networks, or other existing infrastructure.

Unlike most existing SCADA platforms using antiquated processing technology, the SCADA Platform uses a fast, modern ARM-based processor and runs a standard Linux operating system. This means that not only does the system have enough power to do advanced tasks, it can be expanded to use new hardware easily. This does not come at the cost of energy use, however... the core system only uses 0.5-1.5W of power. Modern cellphone processor technology is the driver that allows this to happen.


The SCADA Platform is field proven, with well over 18 million hours in the field to date. Customers using the SCADA Platform are located across the US and around the world. The system has also been installed in sites in the Middle East, South America, and New Zealand.

The product is lead-free/RoHS compliant, and comes standard in a NEMA 4 enclosure (IP66 rated).


How It's Used

In a production oilfield setting, the SCADA Platform is connected to sensors that are positioned deep in an oil well. The sensors are connected to the surface using an armored TEC cable. These sensors measure pressure and temperature at various points in the well. The visibility that this data provides is very valuable for planning and monitoring field operations.

The system can also be connected to surface sensors, such as surface pressure meters or solar battery health monitoring.


Integrator friendly

The SCADA Platform can be provided with customer branding. The unit's front panel can use a custom label, and the PC software can display a customer logo and watermark.

Roles for the SCADA Platform

The SCADA Platform is a fundamentally a general purpose computer system designed for use in the field. It is designed in a way that makes it easily expanded... so if just changing software isn't enough to add a new use case, adding an expansion card probably would be. The system usually serves a standard “SCADA RTU” role (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition - Remote Terminal Unit). This is defined as a computer controlled electronic device that interfaces objects in the real world to a distributed control system or SCADA network. It transmits telemetry data from sensors and other devices to a master system. It can also operate relays and perform switching tasks, controlled from a master system. The SCADA Platform can act as a data concentrator. In this role, the system combines telemetry streams from multiple RTUs or other devices and presents the combined whole to a master system. It can also combine control for relays and other switching tasks. The SCADA Platform has an additional role as a data logging system. It records telemetry data from various sensors and other downstream devices to it's own memory or industrial micro-SD cards. An advanced data export and plotting package allows easy viewing or export of this data by the customer. Software automation tools are available to download the logged data remotely at whatever interval is required.


Key features:
  • Modern embedded Linux platform
  • -40 to 75 degC
  • VFD display & keypad option
  • Modular design
  • A single unit can manage up to three Panex / Ranger TEC lines and dozens of downhole gauges
Base system:
  • 454MHz ARM CPU
  • 128MB RAM
  • 512MB FLASH
  • MMC/SD card slot
  • 10/100 Ethernet port
  • 1 USB host port
  • 1 USB host/device port (OTG)
  • 4 RS232/RS422/RS485 serial ports
  • 4 expansion slots standard
Supported downhole hardware:
  • Panex / Ranger digitally addressable gauges
  • Ranger digitally addressable valves
  • GeoPSI gauges (with GeoPSI G6 interface card)
Supported surface hardware:
  • 4-20 ma pressure gauges (with D5251 4-input module)
  • Battery monitor (using Morningstar RD-1 module)

SCADA Platform Specification 010-0100002C

User Manual SCADA-PLATFORM-UM revision 2018-04-A

Griffin I'Net SCADA Platform Introduction

Griffin I'Net SCADA Platform Introduction (Chinese)