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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: https://www.pndc.co.uk/ 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: https://youtu.be/sYzVQhi2MSg 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


Communication Technology and Network Solutions to Address Challenges Faced by Utilities

11/07/18, Dublin, Ireland. Ensuring fit for purpose comms infrastructure/connectivity is an essential feature of establishing smart grids, which is itself crucial in order to meet increasing demands for electricity and Government targets on carbon emissions. This connectivity will entail a mix of technologies (wireless, wireline, satellite) and service provision (public, private networks). Government and regulators are vital players in terms of ensuring suitable policy environment and availability of necessary spectrum. Yet there is insufficient understanding and collaboration between the various players in this ecosystem. On 12 July, London, techUK is bringing together utilities, telecoms experts, Government and Ofcom to discuss ... Read more


Our Solution to Data Service Disappearance

07/05/18, Dublin, Ireland. Deutsche Telecom Akliengesellschaft  (DTAG) is turning off legacy ISDN networks, which will cause considerable disruption to customers with equipment and applications that rely on ISDN/X.31. Read the full article ‘Ein Datendienst Verschwindet’ in the German technology magazine ‘Funkschau’, discussing the effect of such legacy migration by large telecoms providers on end customers. It discusses the Virtual Access solution that allows customers to continue operating their existing equipment without disruption using products that emulate ISDN/X.31 services over fully supported IP networks. The Virtual Access solution Virtual Access supplied the latest network technology for Datex-P and ISDN PH, and ... Read more


Join Us at European Utility Week 2017

05/09/17, Dublin, Ireland. We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the upcoming European Utility Week in Amsterdam on 3-5 October 2017, and we invite you to come visit us on the exhibition floor. Register for your free visitor pass, including access to the Hub Sessions, here Our Stand 1M76 will feature our range of Substation Connectivity routers: a family of rugged wired and wireless routers, ideal for SCADA, IoT and industrial applications. Features include: IEC61850-3 compliant DIN rail mountable Dual SIM 3G/LTE DSL Fibre 2-8 Ethernet ports Serial/digital I/O DC or AC power Protocol conversion including ... Read more