Virtual Access Adds LTE-M450 Support to Product Range

Virtual Access Substation & IoT Gateways now support 450 MHz LTE-M. LTE-M’s long range, ability to work in areas with poor connectivity and suitability for battery use means that it’s well suited to utility applications where many devices are located in areas where standard LTE coverage is poor. Patrick Conway, Director at Virtual Access, said: “Utilities with LTE-M 450MHz networks can meet a broad range of requirements from Substation DA to simpler LV monitoring – all using the same Zero Touch deployment platform & applying the same IEC 62351 compliant security.” For more information, contact Patrick Conway on +353 87 ... Read more

We are ISO 27001 Certified

09/01/2020, Dublin, Ireland. Virtual Access is proud to announce we have passed our ISO audit and have been awarded the ISO 27001 certification by BM Trada. Certification to ISO 27001 proves to our clients and other stakeholders that we are managing the security of our information. ISO 27001 provides a set of standardised requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). The standard adopts a process-based approach for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, maintaining, and improving ISMS. This ISO 27001 certification demonstrates our continued commitment to keeping high standards of information security and delivering a consistent service to all our clients. ... Read more

Virtual Access Opening Hours over the Festive Season

If you need technical support over the festive season, please call the number for your area: Ireland: 01 604 1842 UK and International: +353 1 604 1842 Office hours Our head office is open until Tuesday 24th December 2019We are back on Thursday 2nd January 2020For sales contacts in your area, please visit our Contact page _____________________________________ We wish all our clients and suppliers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. From all of us at Virtual Access Read more

European Utility Week, Paris, November 12-14

18/10/19, Dublin, Ireland. Virtual Access is exhibiting at European Utility Week, November 12-14, Europe’s biggest and best smart utility event. European Utility Week is part of a series of global events that brings together energy professionals to learn, network, collaborate, and share expertise and information. We are showcasing our latest Automated Industrial Connectivity solutions, designed for use in demanding environments such as substations, roadside cabinets and remote telemetry locations. Our solutions consist of rugged industrial routers, substation gateways and the Activator management system, which automates the deployment and maintenance process. Our range of industrial routers includes features such as high ... Read more

Virtual Access Joins PNDC as Associate Member

27/02/19, Dublin, Ireland. Virtual Access is delighted to announce we have joined the PNDC (Power Networks Demonstration Centre). The PNDC is a dedicated power systems research test and demonstration centre designed to accelerate energy network research and reduce time to implementation for new technologies. The PNDC connects academic, industrial and energy network innovation in a collaborative way right across the smart grid spectrum of research, encompassing integrated systems in the utilities, marine and transport industries. Read more about the PNDC here: Patrick Conway, Director of Business Development says, “Our products are in use by leading utilities and service providers ... Read more

Read our Managed Water Plant Connectivity Case Study

Requirement A European water authority needed to extend its telemetry system used for automation, control and monitoring of assets. The telemetry system measures parameters from a number of different types of assets; monitoring both digital inputs, such as pump runs and faults, and analogue inputs such as PS, pressure, chlorine flow etc. Alarms can be triggered on the status and value of these signals and recorded as events. The telemetry network requires connectivity devices that are environmentally hardened, certified, secure and centrally managed with resilient communications paths, supporting both Ethernet, serial and I/O. Example usage could be control of booster ... Read more

Be our Guest at European Utility Week, Vienna 6-8 November

01/11/18, Dublin, Ireland. Virtual Access is exhibiting at European Utility Week, in Vienna on 6-8 November 2018. As Europe’s biggest and best smart utility event, EUW2018 will bring together 12,000 of Europe’s thought leaders and visionaries in the energy industry, as well as 480 utilities. For three days in November, Vienna will be the not-to-be-missed business, innovation and knowledge sharing epicentre for the European smart utility sector. Be our Guest! We would like to invite you to come visit us on the exhibition floor at Stand BM9. Register for your free visitor pass, including access to the Hub Sessions Our ... Read more

We Are Moving to Larger Premises in Park West, Dublin

19/10/18, Dublin Ireland. After 22 years at Trinity Enterprise Centre, Pearse Street, in the centre of Dublin, Virtual Access is moving their headquarters and manufacturing facilities to Park West Business Park, beside the M50 in west Dublin to support the continuing expansion of business. Virtual Access established their headquarters in 1996, and over the years has grown, gradually occupying larger offices within Trinity Enterprise Centre. Having bucked the economic downturn, they moved their manufacturing plant from the UK to beside their Dublin headquarters. Following on, VA successfully secured partnerships in South East Asia, and the North African and South American ... Read more

Rakeldagen 2018

09/10/18, Dublin, Ireland. We are delighted to be part of the Rakel Day 2018, organised by MSB, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (Sweden’s National security and intelligence department). Rakeldagen – a day of social communication, will be held on October 11, 2018, at the Kista mässan, in Stockholm-Kista. If you work with security issues, preparedness and relationships in socially responsible activities, you are welcome to sign up for Rakeldagen. Most seminars are in Swedish and some can be followed live at: Theme of the year: Are we ready if a crisis hits? Our society is vulnerable and we live ... Read more

We are a Fully Qualified Achilles UVDB Level 1 Supplier

27/07/18, Dublin, Ireland. Virtual Access is proud to be part of the Achilles community as a fully qualified supplier with Achilles UVDB Level 1 – attestation of conformity for the following products: Telecommunications Equipment & Accessories Telemetry Equipment SCADA & Telecontrol Equipment Other Telecommunications Equipment Network Equipment & Accessories   About Achilles Achilles creates and manages a global network of collaborative industry communities, allowing trading partners to share high quality, structured, real-time data. Achilles’ communities bring together rigorously pre-qualified suppliers with buyers working in the same regions and industries. For the buyers, that means they can drive procurement with decisions ... Read more