Motorola has developed user-friendly software tools for designing, configuring, programming, and maintaining their RTU-based SCADA systems. The MOSCAD ToolBox software is a collection of programs required for the MOSCAD and MOSCAD-L product lines. The System Tool Suite (STS) program is required for the ACE3600. Both software tools provide the system engineer with a centralized project oriented tool for implementing and upgrading new and existing SCADA systems. All SCADA related functions are available in one package for configuration, programming, trouble-shooting, and maintenance. Applications may be written in “Ladder Diagram” or “C” language. Using the STS tool, application programs developed for the MOSCAD and MOSCAD-L RTUs can be ported to the ACE3600 RTU.