Welbeck’s Machine-to-Machine Internet of Things Solutions to Provide Secure Connectivity & Data Acquisition for Distributed, Reliable, & Low-Cost Water Quality Monitoring & Reporting.
BETHESDA, MD (April 29, 2015)elbeck Secure Solutions (Welbeck), the leading provider of Trust-and-ControlTM technologies that extend full network functionality to any location, user, or device announced today that it has been selected by the River Alert Information Network (RAIN) to provide secure communications solutions for RAIN’s source water quality sensors and monitors located in and around Pittsburgh, PA. The Welbeck solution was chosen for its no-touch reliability in connecting to industry standard sensor controllers. Additionally, the solution provides security to critical infrastructure while acquiring and distributing key sensor data to authorized locations.
“We are delighted to be selected following our successful pilot,” said Bob Smith, President and CEO of Welbeck. “This is another great example of how we connect and protect. We solve the problem of linking isolated industrial controllers to web services. At the same time, we protect the link by wrapping it with end-to-end encryption. Instead of expensive leased-lines, we have created a low-cost, extremely reliable, and secure private network over commodity Internet.”
RAIN is a regional source water protection program involving 33 municipal water authorities, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and California University of Pennsylvania. RAIN monitors water quality on the Allegheny, Monongahela, Youghiogheny, Shenango, Beaver and Ohio rivers that provide drinking water to customers in the Ohio River Basin in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia.
Welbeck’s Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions enable it to:
Connect with water quality monitors at RAIN sensor monitor stations on the waterways using low-cost and available Internet services.
Acquire and poll data from the monitors over the Internet, even though they are not Internet-enabled. Protect the privacy and security of the transmissions with encryption and other security features, creating end-to-end secure transmission.
About Welbeck Secure Solutions, LLC (www.welbecksecure.com)
Welbeck Secure Solutions is a leader in secure network communications over public and private IP networks. Welbeck provides integrated products and software that enable enterprises to connect and extend their local area networks (LAN) with Trust and ControlTM. Welbeck solutions work with any device, running any OS or application over any IP/Ethernet connection – with full management visibility and positive control of all endpoints.
About River Alert Information Network (www.rainmatters.org)
Recognizing the importance of protecting the tributaries of the Ohio River, RAIN was established through a voluntary collaboration of 33 water systems, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and California University of Pennsylvania. To better ensure the protection of public health and quality drinking water across the Southwestern PA and Northern West Virginia region, RAIN continuously monitors water quality on-line, in near real time. The system provides automatic notification ensuring action to protect the public from contaminated drinking water. The river water quality data we collect is available and accessible to the public via our website.