The Remote Equipment Management System (REMS) provides a single viewpoint for monitoring and controlling equipment located at remote facilities. REMS supports a number of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware devices through the use of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

The Remote Equipment Management System
  • Actively monitor remote equipment
  • Remotely control equipment
  • Warn operators of environmental, security, and equipment issues
  • Log monitored system information and operator use of remote control actions over the long term
  • SNMP architecture
    • Functions with COTS hardware
    • Custom interfaces developed for specialized equipment
Remote site installations pose unique problems
  • Operations must be dependable
  • Valuable equipment and information must be protected
  • Sites are unmanned or seasonally manned throughout the year
  • Visits to site are costly, and are sometimes impossible
Support for COTS devices
  • Computers: WindowsNT, 2000, XP
  • Networks: Disco Routers
  • Environmental: WeatherGoos
  • Power Conditioning/Distribution
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Specialized
    • MIDS Control Units – ProLogic
    • Remote Cryptographic Management System
Key Benefits
  • Improve asset management through remote control and continuous monitoring
  • Increase efficiency and control
  • Avoid downtime of critical components
  • Avoid expensive repairs through early detection of maintenance issues
  • Increase safety
  • Improve safety through automated detection, notification, and response of unsafe operations
  • Reduce manpower