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ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus SCADA

Optimal orchestration for geographically distributed systems

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Next-generation SCADA software for water, hydro and renewables

Manage disparate systems remotely

Maximize the efficiency of renewable energy projects

Manage distributed infrastructure centrally

Green energy supported by ABB SCADA technology

Symphony® Plus SCADA is an open, flexible and scalable platform which serves as a reliable and secure platform for all SCADA applications.

Geographical distributed systems as typically seen in the industries of water and renewables demand to scale dynamically with little efforts. It is key to be able to adapt to growth as these systems tend to grow with increase in demand of water or power. These solutions require remote solutions which enable a no-manned station to be well-monitored, controlled, and managed. Since these systems have an important role in the supply chain of power and water for our society, it is fundamental that they are highly reliable, easy to maintain, distribute data for smarter decisions and communicate system issues to help mitigate downtime.

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Built on field proven features and functions Symphony® Plus SCADA addresses supervision, monitoring and control SCADA requirements for local or geographically distributed systems.

With hundreds of systems installed across the globe and more than 10 years in the industrial domain, Symphony ® Plus SCADA is a well-established SCADA system in the market supplied by a market leader in automation.

Discover the benefits of Symphony® Plus SCADA

Delivering value through its pillars of visual awareness, openness, flexibility and scalability, efficient engineering, digital innovation and remote operations Symphony® Plus SCADA offers real benefits for all industrial organizations and companies in public and private sectors, looking to implement a SCADA system.


Openness, flexibility, scalability

Open, flexible, scalable and secure architecture for reliable central control rooms to manage geographically distributed sites

Symphony® Plus SCADA reduces total cost of ownership through enabling cost-effective deployments by supporting multiple architecture configurations and staying flexible as it needs to scale up and grow.

  • Flexible and scalable system architecture to support single node (small), large, multisystem, and distributed configurations cost-effectively
  • Secure and reliable communication and control environment
  • High availability for more uptime, improving process reliability
  • Open architecture supporting complete and seamless integration of remote sites, PLCs, controllers, electrical systems, and intelligent devices
  • Complete list of supported protocols: OPC DA, AE, HDA | OPC UA Client | Modbus TCP | SNMP, SNMP Trap | IEC 60870-5-101 | IEC 60870-5-103 | IEC 60870-5-104 Master and Slave | DNP 3.0 SA | IEC 61850 | IEC 61400-25 for Wind integration | Text Driver | ComLi | IEC 60870-6 (ICCP) using TMW Gateway | Kepware using OPC | SQL Transmitter | JSON Gateway

Visual awareness

A human machine interface (HMI) built for fast situational response and awareness

The HMI of Symphony® Plus SCADA helps minimize unscheduled downtimes and meet health, safety, and environmental requirements. It features:

  • Secure and personalized workplaces for optimal operator experience
  • Advanced visualization solutions for comprehensive understanding of system
  • Abnormal situation awareness through contextualized navigation
  • Advanced alarm management system compliant with ISA 18.2/EEMUA 191 industry standards.
  • Same look and feel across different data sources
  • Integrated information management to support real-time business decisions

Remote operations

Native remote management solutions for effective supervision and control

Reduce operational expenditure with Symphony® Plus SCADA remote operations capabilities.

  • Supervisory control for easy remote site management
  • Intuitive Geographical Information System (GIS) navigation for more effective operations
  • Remote operations available from any device at any time
  • Native remote command and control management
  • Remote notifications of system alarms
  • User privileges elevation when required

Efficient engineering

Object based engineering enabling bulk engineering for an efficient environment

Engineer, commission projects in less time and more efficiently

  • Object oriented - easily contextualize data into useful information
  • Simple system engineering for efficient project deployment
  • Remote operational graphics with no additional effort
  • Tailored solutions for substantial reduction in engineering and configuration time

Digital innovation

New and innovative applications through edge and cloud technology

Improve operational performance by embracing the power of digitalization. Unleash the potential to use an Edge and Cloud computing solution, together with your SCADA system.

  • Innovation with speed through edge and cloud integrated solutions
  • Supporting edge computing for IoT data ingestion and higher performance
  • Decouple the risk and lifecycle of your core SCADA system without hindering the opportunity to implement new solutions

Architectures and deployments

Symphony® Plus SCADA offers numerous possibilities of architecture deployments to address SCADA applications needs. It allows for scaling and adapting the SCADA system over time, supporting customer growth requirements. 

Symphony® Plus SCADA features adapt perfectly to remote management needs of wide area network applications such as virtual power plants or water networks: 

  • Multi-client, multi-server architectures
  • Synchronized data between sites
  • Server-to-server proprietary, efficient protocol (based on firewall-friendly TCP/IP sockets)
  • Front-end servers for data acquisition, a cost-effective building block for hierarchical systems
  • All servers support store and forward (buffering) for data / configuration changes

Architecture showcase

Featured highlights of Symphony® Plus SCADA

Flexible & scalable platform

Flexible and highly scalable, adapts easily to the growing needs

Integrated operations

Covers all aspects of operations in a centralized, consolidated and consistent environment

Geographical Information System (GIS)

Helps operators in effectively locating an abnormal situation on plant network to take immediate actions to respond to the situation

Advanced alarm management system

Ensures each alarm is meaningful, and that it alerts, informs, guides operator to take proper action

Remote operations

Access from anywhere and securely to process information, reports and dashboards

Reliable data management

Stores and forwards at every level to avoid any data loss

Completely secure

Designed to include latest cybersecurity standards, assuring a safe and secure system through its lifecycle

Advanced analytics and applications

Analytics Engine with performance algorithms to analyze and predict plant maintenance issues

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