Global Data Specialists Products

At GDS, our goal is to offer industry-leading control system integration services at affordable prices. We strive for continuous improvement by honing our expertise and by utilizing the latest technologies. Our outstanding team enables us to become your go-to integrator for comprehensive industrial control solutions. Our range of products comprise of:

  • RTUs (Remote Terminal Units) - GDS leads its RTU offering with the Motorola ACE3600 and ACE1000 family of products. As Motorola’s largest VAR for this product line, we are the preeminent experts for integrating Motorola control systems. RTUs are ideally suited for SCADA applications over wide geographic areas. They generally use wireless communications such as radios and cell modems.
  • PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) - GDS is an authorized VAR (Value Added Reseller) and Certified Systems Integrator for industry-leading PLCs such as Allen Bradley and Modicon, among others. In the 40 years that our company has been in business, we have deployed numerous PLC controller systems. While the capabilities of RTUs and PLCs are converging, PLCs are best-suited for local area control of industrial processes. Though the original PLCs were developed for wired communications, current generation PLCs handle wireless communications just as well as RTUs do.
  • HMI (Human Machine Interface) Software - Uses HMI software to convert data from industrial controllers into actionable, visual representations of the control system. Monitor and control your SCADA system by using state-of-the art HMI software that is customized and configured for your application. Over the years, GDS has implemented numerous SCADA systems featuring a variety of HMI Applications. Our Engineers and PLC Programmers have deep expertise in integrating Wonderware, FactoryTalk, VTScada and iFix, among other HMI software applications.
  • OIT (Operator Interface Terminals) - Typically ruggedized for use in the field or in a plant environment, OITs are continuously being improved to match the rich graphics and flexibility offered by HMI applications, so much so that OIT and HMI are beginning to be used interchangeably. The GDS team has integrated OIT systems from a variety of OEMs such as Red Lion, Maple Systems and Allen Bradley. GDS provides a full range of OIT integration services customized to meet your requirements.
  • Alarm Notification Software - Alarm Notification to operations personnel is critical. GDS has integrated several Alarm Notification applications including Wonderware’s SCADAlarm as well as Win-911. These systems provide 24-hour notifications when a response is needed, with redundant detection and notifications. Whatever SCADA/Telemetry your application might be, GDS can help integrate Alarm Notification Services into your system.
  • PCs and Servers - GDS serves as a one-stop shop for all your SCADA needs. We can source state-of-the art Personal Computers, Tablets, and Servers for your monitoring and control needs. We have reseller relationships with some of the largest OEMs in the industry, which enables us to provide affordable solutions that are tailored to your unique needs.
  • Radios - GDS knows SCADA and Telemetry radios like no other Control systems Integrator. Virtually all of the systems that we have implemented utilize wireless communications. A large number of them utilize radios for data communications. We specialize in both licensed frequency as well as unlicensed radios. Within licensed-frequency bands, our customers primarily utilize Low band (29.7-50 MHz), VHF (136-175 MHz), UHF (400 -520 MHz) and 700/800/900 MHz ranges. We can not only supply mission-critical and field-hardened radios, we also provide a range of radio-related services, such as Radio Path Surveys, obtaining and managing radio frequency licenses from FCC (Federal Communications Commission), repeater specification and installation, radio programming, periodic tuning and preventive maintenance, interference detection and repairs.
  • RKI Fixed and Portable Gas Detection - RKI Instruments, Inc. has partnered with Riken Keiki Co. Ltd., the world leader in gas detection and sensor technologies. Riken has sold over 800,000 portable and fixed gas monitors worldwide with annual sales exceeding $220 million, and they employ over 700 employees, a large number of which are engineers and scientists. RKI is the exclusive North American supplier of Riken products. GDS is RKI’s distributor and Value Added Reseller. RKI provides Gas Detection for Life. Not only will our equipment protect your life and property from the hazards of gases and vapors, but with proper care, it may also be the last gas detector you will ever need to purchase.
  • Global Water Instrumentation - Global Water Instrumentation, a division of Xylem Water Solutions and Water Technology, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of water, wastewater and environmental instrumentation. GDS is Global Water’s distributor and Valued Added Reseller. Global Water Instrumentation focuses on producing cost effective, accurate, rugged, and reliable monitoring and control solutions at reasonable prices. Contact GDS for help in finding a solution for your water instrumentation requirements.
  • Antennas, Coax Cables and Connectors - GDS serves as a one-stop shop for all your radio frequency SCADA and Telemetry requirements. We offer a wide variety of antennas ranging from Omnidirectional, Yagi and Low-profile disc or pancake antennas. Our antenna range encompasses Low-band, VHF, UHF and 800 MHz antennas. We also offer a plethora of different types of coaxial cables and connectors to make your systems integration project go smoothly.
  • Accessories - Any product not detailed above that you need for your SCADA Telemetry system fits into this category. Our accessories include everything from Mixed I/O Interface kits to Radio Concentrators and more!
  • Refurbished Products - We realize that our customers view investments in their SCADA Telemetry systems as capital projects and expect to reap benefits from their investments over many years. If products were to become obsolescent due to OEM hardware and software changes, fret not. We are committed to providing refurbished products and thereby extend the useful lifecycle of your SCADA systems, for as long as spare parts are available and for as long as feasible. As the designated repair depot for RTUs, PLCs, radios and related components, we have a large inventory of refurbished equipment. Refurbished equipment is typically available at a discounted price, and comes with our 90-day warranty.