Saturday, 26 March 2011

Remote Terminal Unit

A Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) is a microprocessor-controlled electronic device that interfaces objects in the physical world to a distributed control system or SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition system) by transmitting telemetry data to the system and/or altering the state of connected objects based on control messages received from the system. Another term that may be used for RTU is Remote Telemetry Unit, the common usage term varies with the application area generally.

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