Remote Field Data Communications Challenges and the Softer Side of SCADA


Note: This meeting is moved to February 4th, 2016 

Dr. Moise Ndoh from Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) will introduce IRAP programs for 10 mins followed by two presentations below:

Abstract - Trevor Textor:

Remote field data communications often involves multiple teams and vendors and automation systems require different wireless systems than traditional broadband internet systems. This talk by Trevor Textor will help unravel the complexities and highlight the differences between automation traffic and traditional broadband traffic and how that might change the radios installed based on the circumstances. Also covered will be understanding optimal wireless frequencies, video communications (telecom as a utility), IT merging with automation (model differences between IT and engineering), financial impacts of a digital oilfield and how a “connected field” can deliver the dream of “just turn it on anywhere”. Telecom passive infrastructure and rural data communications outages will also be covered in Trevor’s talk.


  Date and Time




  • 110 – 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Canada
  • Building: TransAlta Building
  • Room Number: Auditorium 1

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  • Admission Fee: 
    »»IEEE Members $15 
    »»IEEE Non-members $25 
    »»Full Time Students Free

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact Matt M. Eskandar, P.Eng. Chapter Chair

  • Starts 04 December 2015 08:25 PM
  • Ends 04 February 2016 03:30 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
  • Admission fee ?
  • Menu: Regular, Vegetarian
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Trevor Textor, Project Manager, Rural IT & Telecom Consultant, Principal, Textor Corp.

Trevor Textor is a rural data communications expert with over a decade of experience. Trevor has participated in wireless system design, control system segregation projects, radio equipment evaluations and facility drawing reviews (to name just a few). During this journey he has operated in geographically diverse areas such as the UK’s North Sea, the Alberta Oil Sands, and numerous points along the Rocky Mountains and has participated in over 200 projects.


Trevor Textor, Project Manager, Rural IT & Telecom Consultant, Principal, Textor Corp.



5:15 Doors Open

5:30 Registration begins

6:00 Introduction

6:15 Presentation

7:00 Break and a Quick Snack

7:30 Presentation Resumes

8:15 Q&A