ATLANTA, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Control Systems (ACS), formerly Efacec ACS, along with fiber optic partner PCS, Inc., has successfully completed a three-year network installation project with the Marietta Board of Lights and Water to provide a turnkey system with innovative technical design and value added options.
Delivering the project on schedule, ACS and PCS designed, installed and maintained a fiber optic network to provide high speed connectivity between the utility's ACS PRISM™ SCADA system and their 17 electrical substations and 144 automated switches. The project delivered Marietta with a 120 mile, fully digital 48-fiber backbone ring, managed and maintained using PCS' FiberTrak asset management system. Primarily designed for utility SCADA functions, the network also provides critical fiber use for the city's traffic, IT, police, fire and other public works entities.
The project provides a wrap-around guarantee beyond cable installation and an alternative technical design incorporating simplicity and added redundancy. The fiber installation project is the latest example of the types of value-added projects that ACS offers through its turnkey services business unit. In addition to fiber work, the company through its extensive partner network delivers and manages projects that include control room design and installation, substation services and communication systems.
"We've found that our clients really value the level of service, system integration experience and project management expertise that we bring to the table to help them meet their needs," said Buddy Reneau, Director of ACS' turnkey services business. "It's just another example of our continued focus on being a trusted total solution provider to our customers."
About Advanced Control Systems
ACS is a leading provider of advanced automation technology to the global electric power industry. ACS control center solutions include SCADA, advanced distribution management, energy management, network simulation and optimization. ACS automation product lines include a wide range of flexible and cost-effective substation, distribution, and feeder automation solutions. ACS is powering the utility of the future – today. For more information, visit www.acspower.com.
SOURCE Advanced Control Systems