OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES Partners with Scalable Networks Technologies to Help Secure Critical Infrastructure


OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES Partners with Scalable Networks Technologies to Help Secure Critical Infrastructure

[MONTREAL, January 16, 2018] OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES has partnered with Scalable Networks Technologies, a world leader in high-performance communication systems simulation. This partnership will help support world-class cyber-physical applications across the world.

OPAL-RT Technologies provides real-time simulation technology and engineering services, used extensively in the development and testing of operational technology within the electric power grid. OPAL-RT is focused on improving the security and reliability of systems used to control, protect and monitor the grid.

SCALABLE Network Technologies, EXata network emulation platform, along with its cyber library of simulated attacks and vulnerabilities, has been used to effectively analyze and test the resilience of critical networks. Our integrated tools allow customers to visualize their specific environments in a manageable laboratory setting and quickly evaluate a range of ‘what if’ scenarios to determine the impact to their systems if they are subjected to cyber-attack.

Many of the new systems developed for improving grid efficiency actively employ information technology and communication networks. While the use of information technology brings significant benefits, it can also open new cyberattack vectors, which can expose vulnerabilities within a system. The partnership between Scalable Networks and OPAL-RT will help address the modern cyber-physical challenges faced by organizations and engineers when it comes to designing and protecting critical infrastructure, such as the grid.

“We are proud to announce our partnership with Scalable Networks Technologies. Electric Power Grids, like most other critical infrastructure, are evolving quickly due to the introduction of “smart” technologies made to improve grid efficiency, stability and reliability. This partnership will allow us to address these changes and improve the safety, reliability and traceability of power systems” — Statement of Jean Bélanger, CEO & CTO, OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES.


Founded in 1997, OPAL-RT Technologies provides high-performance real-time simulation technology and engineering services. OPAL-RT’s customer base includes industry leaders, universities, and research centers within the automotive, aerospace, educational, power electronics and power system industries. Over the last two decades, OPAL-RT has emerged as a world leader in the area of electromagnetic system simulation by providing powerful and open systems, which allow users to rapidly research, develop and/or test their latest and products or concepts in a safe environment.

Based in Culver City, California, SCALABLE provides network design, modeling and analysis tools, cyber training systems and engineering support services to commercial enterprises, government and defense agencies, research organizations and educational institutions around the world. SCALABLE solutions integrate simulated virtual network models with physical hardware and applications, allowing users to reduce the time, cost and risks of developing, testing and deploying large, sophisticated wired and wireless networks and new communications equipment, and train personnel on cyber defense.

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