Industrial & Factory
Critical infrastructure such as power stations, water treatment plants and factories have large amount of data to process from onsite PLC/SCADA systems, fire alarms, building management systems and toxic gas sensors. A Fusion system allows these data feeds to be analysed, filtered and any critical events are sent to the appropriate personnel or device depending on the type or severity.
In the event of a gas leak for example, messages can be automatically dispatched to staff, sirens and lights can be turned on and exhaust fans can even be triggered.
The type of device or staff members messaged, may automatically change depending on the time of day or which staff are on shift. Certain two way devices, such as mobiles phones and DECT/TETRA handsets even have the ability to acknowledge alarms and stop further escalations of the message.
Operators can manually send messages to any personnel onsite, via the secure web interface. Simply select the appropriate contact or group and types in the message. Canned (pre-programmed) messages can be entered to speed up message dispatch if required.
Cyber security is one of the biggest threats for critical infrastructure. Many high risk sites are "air gapped" from the Internet to prevent cyber security breaches. Fusion systems can be operated and utilised without any connection to the Internet or LAN for a secure "off the grid" messaging solution.
Industrial sites often have unreliable cellular coverage. TETRA, DECT or Wi-Fi handsets are a good alternative to SMS in these circumstances. An onsite paging transmitter is another option which provides good signal penetration in challenging building structures. ATEX intrinsically safe pagers are available for personnel working in Explosive atmospheres.