This powerful Ethernet ready device targets the bulk liquid storage market, providing near real-time data exchange over multiple communication protocols.
May 2, 2019 – Atlanta – Varec, a leader in bulk liquid management solutions and wholly-owned subsidiary of FORTUNE 500® information technology, engineering, and science leader Leidos, announced the official launch of its new 8810 Remote Terminal Unit (RTU). This next generation communications device has a powerful, industrial chassis and is ideal for integration with tank gauges and other field devices used in bulk liquid inventory management applications.
As an Ethernet ready device, the 8810 RTU has a built-in OPC UA server that enables it to communicate natively over the internet. This feature allows human-machine interface applications, such as Varec’s FuelsManager®, to read tank gauging and other data in near real- time from the RTU. It also supports up to six different input/output modules, making it extremely flexible in handling data exchange across multiple communication protocols – a common scenario found in bulk liquid facilities, such as tank farms, fuel terminals, distilleries, chemical plants, and refineries.
The 8810 RTU also includes an innovative configuration utility called Vertue. This intuitive, web-based application is optimized for bulk liquid management and has efficiency tools built in for common user actions to streamline the configuration process. Vertue can be accessed from any workstation on the supported network, while also supporting offline configuration.
“Our talented hardware engineers worked diligently over the past year to bring the 8810 RTU to market as quickly as possible,” says Marty Favero, President of Varec. “Due to the high interest expressed from current customers, we will be offering a pre-order period over the next few months, with first shipments expected to go out in mid-late September.”
To learn more about the Varec’s new 8810 RTU, or to pre-order, please visit www.varec.com/products/8810-remote-terminal-unit/ . Live demonstrations will be conducted in the Varec booth (701) during the 39th Annual ILTA Operating Conference in Houston, TX, June 3-5, 2019.
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Varec, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is considered the pioneer of inventory tank gauging instrumentation over 90 years ago. Today, Varec is a worldwide leader in fuels management systems for total asset visibility and control, supplying integrated hardware and software solutions to oil and gas, defense and aviation markets. The Varec FuelsManager suite of product solutions has been a longtime standard of major oil companies and the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as aviation tank farm operators and service providers. With its headquarters and manufacturing facility outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Varec also has offices in Virginia, Australia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.varec.com.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.