November 4, 2008

Semaphore Adds POP3 Client Capability to SCADA RTU Product Line

Semaphore, a CSE Global company, has introduced POP3 (Post Office Protocol version 3) Client functionality to its T-BOX line of SCADA system products. The POP3 capability is compatible with T-BOX LT, Semaphore's single-module SCADA remote terminal unit (RTU), and the T-BOX MS Modular System.

POP3 enhances the "Push" messaging capabilities provided by T-BOX, which allows users to access site information, anytime, anywhere, using a cellular phone, PDA or laptop computer. The T-BOX alarm management system can keep multiple recipients informed of conditions via e-mail, FTP and SMS text messaging.

In the U.S., access to a POP3 server allows these users to acknowledge alarms via their handheld devices. In the rest of the world, similar capabilities are provided by GPRS. In addition to alarm acknowledgement, users can send messages to the RTU, via e-mail or SMS text, to perform remote monitoring functions. Now, using a device such as a BlackBerry, users have complete access to all remote locations.

T-BOX is the first, IP-based telemetry solution that enables the complete integration of SCADA, control and communications functionality in one rugged package. It leverages easy-to-use Web technologies and inexpensive public networks for decentralized monitoring and control systems. T-BOX products offer up to 50% less total installed cost per point versus traditional SCADA/PLC systems and permit greater organizational access to data through automated reporting and browser software.

Semaphore's T-BOX RTU products are ideal for a broad range of monitoring and control applications in the broadcast, infrastructure management, oil & gas, power, transportation and water treatment and distribution industries.

For more information about Semaphore SCADA solutions, visit, or contact Semaphore at 15B Charron Avenue, Nashua, NH 03063, 603-577-3803.

About Semaphore

Established in 2006, Semaphore was the result of a merger of two CSE Global companies, RTUnet, of Australia, and TechnoTrade SA, of Belgium. For more than 20 years, these companies have provided leading solutions for telemetry, automation, and remote monitoring and have an installed base of more than 70,000 devices. For more information, visit

Semaphore is a wholly owned subsidiary of CSE-Global Limited (CSE), a Singapore-based, industrial integration, manufacturing and distribution group with locations in 20 countries. CSE employs more than 1,000 people worldwide, with over 85% representing its design, engineering, and project management capability and experience. For more information, visit

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SOURCE: Semaphore