18 August 1998
A typical central station arrangement is shown in Figure 3-5.
To Communication Processor
Or Network Interface Adapter
Figure 3-5. Typical Central Station Arrangement.
CENTRAL/ISLAND STATION COMPUTER.
a. The central station computer or island station computer functions as the overall system
coordinator, performing centralized utility management functions, complex calculations, control of
peripheral devices, alarm management and reports management.
b. The central station computer or island station computer is a complete computer system
consisting of a system unit with central processing unit, memory, input-output interfaces, keyboard,
mouse, monitor, hard disk drives, floppy disk drives, CD ROM drive, cartridge tape drive and WORM
drive, and a dedicated dot matrix alarm printer. A block diagram of a central station computer or island
station computer is provided in Figure 3-6.
Figure 3-6. Central/Island Station Computer.