White Papers

  • Jun 01, 2009 | Tenable Network Security
    SCADA systems are used for many different types of processes which require monitoring, reporting or control from a computer system. SCADA devices are managed and report information to control centers through a variety of protocols including DNP3, ICCP and MODBUS protocols. SCADA systems are...
  • May 29, 2009 | CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation)
    We have a deep history of helping utility clients define, evaluate and select — via our CSCXpress methodology — solutions that address and resolve your unique business problems through a host of innovations and systems integration solutions. To help utility clients respond to the current...
  • May 29, 2009 | CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation)
    If there’s anything constant in the utilities business, it’s change — change that, at the moment, is unprecedented. The federal government has kicked an ambitious clean-energy agenda into high gear. The threat of cyber attacks — attempts to maliciously control the nation’s power grids and gas...
  • May 29, 2009 | CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation)
    Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Smart Meter technologies offer utilities opportunities to enhance customer service and improve their operational efficiency. AMI enables utilities to measure consumption in real time and use this data to promote energy efficiency, demand response and...
  • May 26, 2009 | Advantech Corp
    In this white paper, we will look at why multi-core processors were developed, explore the characteristics of an industrial automation computer and then examine what features a multi-core system should have. The paper will then detail the advantages a multi-core system offers for automation...
  • May 11, 2009 | Purepay
    The continuing decline in paper check volumes, and the migration to electronic payments, is transforming the payments landscape. Payments diversification is now the norm. Usage of credit and debit cards at the merchant is mainstream. Debit is maintaining strong momentum and has become the...
  • May 06, 2009 | ZigBee Alliance
    ZigBee Smart Energy offers utilities and energy service providers secure, easy-to-use wireless home area networks (HAN) for managing energy. Smart Energy gives these groups and their customers the power to directly communicate with thermostats and other smart appliances. New advanced metering...
  • May 04, 2009 | Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL)
    Time synchronization is critical to modern electrical power systems. Based on the lessons learned from the postdisturbance analysis of the August 14, 2003, northeast blackout, NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) recommendations place a high priority on implementing time...
  • Apr 22, 2009 | Tripwire, Inc.
    Gene Kim, CTO of Tripwire, describes seven practical steps owners and operators of the bulk power system can take to meet the mandatory NERC-CIP standards, helping them avoid huge fines for non- compliance and protect North America’s bulk power system.
  • Apr 21, 2009 | Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL)
    Arc-flash detection sensors provide a cost-effective way to reduce arc-flash energy by minimizing detection times. High-speed light detection and tripping can compromise protection security by misoperating during changing light conditions. Trip circuits using arc-flash light detection should be...