>>Message imported from previous forum - Category:Communications Products << User: mchartrand, originally posted: 2018-10-25 17:35:42 Id:254 This is a re-posting from the obsoleted (October 2018) "Schneider Electric Telemetry & SCADA" forum.
**_mattdel: Have any of you ever used a SCADAPack Controller to send an email? If not, do you have any ideas where to my start my research for this endeavor? I want to be able to send an ASCII message via email when alarms are detected. Not sure if Outlook will work or if I'll have to write a VB program to do it. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks!_**
bevanweiss: Neither Outlook nor VB will run on a SCADAPack, so not sure what you meant by that.
You would need to get the SCADAPack to 'speak' SMTP, which is actually a relatively simple protocol. But you would need to be able to perform raw TCP transactions with the Ethernet port on the SCADAPack, and for that you'd need to write a C/C++ module.
I think you're probably better just finding something like a 3G/4G modem that can send an email based on a digital input being triggered on it, and then driving this digital input from the SCADAPack.
The other option would be to push this functionality up into a SCADA platform, like ClearSCADA. Then you just have the SCADAPack talk DNP3 to ClearSCADA, and ClearSCADA has an alarm redirection on the point which then sends an email... simples.
**_mattdel: Thanks Bevan. The MODEM may be the best way to go. I'm just looking at and brain-storming ways to keep things to a minimum between the PLC and the user where the alarms are concerned. Less to break._**