FBNet works in tandem with AUTOSOL’s Autosol Communication Manager® (ACM) to bring customers ultimate efficiency in the field. ACM works to request data in the field through an FBNet protocol. Then, that data is fed back into the control room through its common protocol, Object Link and Embedding for Process Control (OPC), as ACM is an OPC server.

This enables operators to see data in the present moment, as it is happening. This flow of information ensures operations can run smoothly, accurately and efficiently in the most crucial industrial executions. ACM partners with gas measurement software systems vendors like Flow-Cal and Quorum PGAS to help value data pulled from the EFM.

FBNet operates as an EFM system

As an Electronic Flow Measurement system, FBNet EFM will work to ensure accurate flow data of oil and/or gas for companies’ most accurate billing purposes. It works to ensure that companies are delivered information nearly instantaneously as most units do not have archiving history capability in its hardware. This gives the hardware an edge above the rest to deliver fast, accurate and reliable data from the field.

ACM and FBNet Protocol in sync

In the world of SCADA, many different brands of devices have been put into use over the years, each with its own separate protocol. AUTOSOL’s ACM communication hub has developed many custom drivers to support legacy SCADA and EFM systems, within this one software application. Since ACM supports many protocols, it reduces the upfront costs associated with upgrading your industrial controls systems. This allows ACM’s multi-protocol ability to support the integration of the older legacy devices with new emerging metering technologies.

As a leader in the industrial automation industry, AUTOSOL takes communication and security between devices seriously. Combining the flexibility of AUTOSOL’s ACM and custom drivers means companies are not obligated to construct and update a SCADA system with one brand and its protocols. With our leading software products and hardware equipment you will be able to transmit and receive data with your FBNet PLC and RTUs as well as all other SCADA devices.

ACM is FIPS 140-2 Security Level 1 validated using AUTOSOL SSL encryption

For information on how to further secure the FBNet protocol data transmission, visit our page about the CryptoMod data encryption tool.