Clean water is a fundamental requirement for today’s society. We expect to turn a tap and have clean drinkable water available for our every need. In our massive modern cities our waste water must be dealt with quickly and efficiently to prevent disease and protect the environment.
Modern Water treatment plants must operate flawlessly 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. For this reason these plants now use resilient Ethernet networks as a backbone for communication around a site. Integration of legacy devices into this IP backbone is often a necessity and more importantly remote network access is needed for monitoring purposes.
With the need for remote access via internet connection comes the need for cyber security to ensure the network cannot be interfered with either accidentally or on purpose. The modern Water treatment plant has a need for robust data communications solutions.
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