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Telvent Partners with Surveillance System Provider Longwatch

Telvent is partnering with Longwatch to integrate components of the Longwatch Surveillance System with the Telvent OASyS DNA supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. This alliance provides oil, gas, electric, and water network operators the ability to use video to monitor, control access, and verify alarms at centralized control or remote network sites through an OASyS DNA SCADA system.

The alliance of the Longwatch Surveillance System and Telvent OASyS SCADA system delivers value to oil and gas pipeline companies and electric transmission and distribution organizations in two important ways: It helps those organizations meet ever-increasing industry regulations regarding security of critical assets, and it reduces operating costs by improving facility up-time, useof personnel and facilities, and worker safety.

With Video Control Center software and a video collection engine, this surveillance system pulls together video images and displays the images to a central control room. The integration provides event-based video and system alarms on the same display to operators in the OASyS system control room, adding yet another level of real-time information supporting reliable network operations.

Operators also can email video clips to remote or on-call operations personnel and centrally manage access permissions and remotely monitor and unlock entry points. The Longwatch Surveillance System is the only system that can transmit video over existing SCADA networks. The distributed architecture of this system is an ideal platform for interface with Telvent's distributed OASyS SCADA.

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