Advanced Controls. Inc.

Advanced Controls, Inc.

700 River Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
Phone: 412-322-0991
Fax: 412-322-4401


  • Connecticut, Maine
  • Maryland, Massachusetts
  • New York, Ohio
  • Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
  • Tennessee, Texas
  • Vermont, Virginia
  • West Virginia

Signature Projects

  • Water Treatment Plants
  • Sewage Treatment Plants
  • Municipal and Federal Clients
  • Sub-Divisions and Housing Developments
  • Steel Mills
  • Food Processing and Packaging

Partner Overview

ACI provides the Municipal Market sector with the Open Architecture IS/1-SA SCADA-Telemetry and Facilities Management Platform. The IS/1-SA is our field-proven architecture based upon our systems introduced in 1990. It offers a secure, state-of-the-art, and completely customizable platform with the comfort of a non-proprietary system. Digital, analog, and custom I/O with HMI, graphics, trending, reporting, and alarms functionality are included.

The SA stands for “Scalable Architecture,” which allows the system to GROW from a small application to a large-scale application without redesign. The system can be sized to over 10,000 I/O points with our Master-Sub Master topography and runs on all popular operating systems. The remotes can communicate over a wide variety of communications options, namely wire-line/Data Highway, telephone & cellular, multiband radio, and microwave and spread spectrum. Our control panels also are UL, CUL, and CSA approved.

In addition to this, our services range from instrumentation & process control design, radio studies, pump and lift station design, to a complete SCADA design-build turnkey system.

Applications Experience

  • Industrial Automation: 27 years
  • Remote Monitoring: 25 years
  • Data Acquisition: 25 years
  • Machine 2 Machine: 5 years
Other areas of expertise:
  • Complex development systems utilizing object-oriented tools, GUI, structured languages and cross-compilers.
  • Driver development for special applications.
  • DCS-to-PLC bridges and published interfaces.


ACI designs, installs, and maintains systems and products based upon all Opto 22 platforms, from the PAMUX series to the most recent SNAP PAC controllers. With this depth and breadth of experience, ACI has the ready knowledge base and the experience to work with you.

ACI can assist you in preparing your SCADA system specifications to ensure that you and your client will receive a final product with the level of quality you expect. ACI’s team will provide support to determine the optimum system configuration, including assessing various communication options, selecting an appropriate combination of instrumentation and control, and maximizing the value of the system. ACI can furnish this information on disk for insertion into your overall project specification.

ACI can assist you in preparing a competitive bid that includes all system equipment, instrumentation, and expertise for a fully integrated system. Following award of the contract, ACI will coordinate a project schedule according to your requirements. We will provide you with a complete documentation package, including submittals, shop drawings, installation instructions, and O&M manuals. System startup and training are performed on site by authorized ACI personnel. Turnkey systems are also available with all labor and materials for installation provided by ACI.

Product Experience - Hardware

  • groov EPIC
  • Mistic
  • Optomux
  • Custom hardware
  • M2M (Machine-2-Machine)

Product Experience - Software

  • PAC Project/ioProject
  • FactoryFloor
  • Custom software
  • 3rd Party Integration


  • Buildings & Facilities
  • Energy Management
  • Energy/Power Distribution
  • Energy/Power Generation
  • HVAC
  • Instrumentation
  • Metals
  • Other Process Control Markets
  • Pulp/Paper
  • Refrigeration & Cooling
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Security
  • Telecommunications
  • Water/Wastewater