Prerequisites

SmartMasterTM is a server based system. Users install and run user interface components on workstation machines. This page summarizes minimum hardware and software requirements needed for SmartMasterTM to function.

 

Introduction

SmartMasterTM is a server based system, running services on a server. In normal circumstances, users install and run user interface components on workstation machines on their local area network, or the internet.

In limited cases where systems have very small size and limited functionality, both server and client components can run on one and the same workstation computer.

Server Computer Minimum Specification Guidelines

  • Dell PowerEdge T320 or Equivalent
  • At least 8GB of RAM
  • 2.4 GHz quad core processor with 8MB Cache
  • DVD RW Drive
  • 500GB fast hard drive (for software components)
  • 1TB fast second hard drive (for database)
  • 1TB external hard drive (for backups)
  • Keyboard, optical mouse
  • Two serial ports
  • Two Ethernet ports

Workstation Computer Minimum Specification

  • Any modern IBM PC compatible computer running Windows 7 or later
  • High definition (preferably digital) graphics card
  • (At least one) high definition, 24" flat panel screen
  • Sound card
  • Sound (speaker) system (for alarms)
  • Ethernet port

Software Components Running on Server Computer

  • Microsoft Windows  Server 2014 or later
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or later
  • BTE SmartMasterTM Server components

Software components running on Workstation Computer(s)

  • Microsoft Windows 10 (any flavor) or later
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later
  • BTE SmartMasterTM Client components (user interface, report programs, data viewers, etc.)
 

 

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Products

  • SmartMaster platform is the basis for most of our software products.
  • It provides basic services like communications, event logging, data viewing and analysis.
  • SmartMaster is based on Microsoft's SQL 2016 Server which provides industrial strength database services.
  • SmartMaster also uses SQL server modern security services, electronic notification dispatching, and reports.
  • SCADA component provides one-line diagrams, and T-SQL compiler so operators can write their own programs.
  • Load Management component provides demand response, load state reinserting, and load rotation algorithms.
  • Capacitor Control component adds capacitor bank management based on any external parameter.
  • Capacitor Control component also provides safety control timers for capacitor bank protection.
  • NTMC is our legacy master controller which was developed and supported from 1995 to 2009.
  • While NTMC technical support is still in effect, the product is no longer being developed and expanded.
  • Most NTMC customers have upgraded to SmartMaster.
  • NeXGen is our partner company Telescada's product line of RTUs and switches used by utilities.
  • BTE has co-developed NeXGen and NGC, the NeXGen Configuration programming utility.
  • Together with Telescada we offer a wide range of solutions for the electric, gas, and water utilities.
SCADA, Load Management, Capacitor Control, AMR
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