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We are ISO 14001 Certified

07/05/21, Dublin, Ireland. Virtual Access is proud to announce that we have passed our ISO audit and have been awarded the ISO 14001 certificate for our environmental management system (EMS) The ISO (International Standards Organisation) is an independent, international organisation who uphold worldwide industrial and commercial international standards. ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management systems and the most widely used EMS in the world. It is the principal management system standard which specifies the requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an EMS. Certification to ISO 14001 proves to our stakeholders that we are proactively working to minimise our impact on ... Read more


Virtual Access opening hours over the festive season

Our head office is open until 1pm Thursday 24th December 2020. We are back on Monday 4th January 2021. 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 For 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. Read more


Join Us at the Smart Grid Cybersecurity Virtual Conference 2020

06/10/20, Dublin, Virtual Access is proud to be branding partner of the Smart Grid Cybersecurity Virtual Conference 2020 being streamed live on Wednesday 7th October via the Swapcard platform.Register here to join us and save 10% using the code SGC-20-EXHADD. About  Smart Grid Cybersecurity 2020 The smart utility CISO knows that embedding next generation cybersecurity prevention, detection and response strategies requires not just the approval and support of the board, but increasingly the full engagement and alignment of its entire workforce. As the fast-evolving super connected grid reveals an ever-expanding attack surface, the CISO must stay one step ahead of ... Read more


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: 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