Functional, Adaptable, Scalable Technology (FAST) suite of tools

There was a time when every project execution meant hours and hours of PLC and HMI programming from scratch – it was inefficient, labor-intensive and had a high risk of error. Today, True North Solutions has productized some its highest-demand engineering solutions to streamline and standardize project execution with a Functional, Adaptable, Scalable, Technology (FAST) suite of tools.

True North Solutions Functional, adaptable, scalable technology, FAST solutions dramatically reduce capital investment and operation costs, delivering turnkey solutions ready for rapid deployment
What is FAST?

Get best-in-class, pre-engineered tools for industry

True North's Functional, Adaptable, Scalable Technology (FAST) suite of tools draw on thousands of hours of pre-engineering to provide cost-effective, best-in-class solutions for industry. Customizable to your specific application, True North’s FAST solutions dramatically reduce capital investment and operation costs, delivering turnkey solutions ready for rapid deployment.


An array of pre-developed SCADA HMI tools encompassing standardized features available across a diverse range of vendor SCADA systems

FAST Plant

A comprehensive suite of pre-developed, multi-platform control system logic standards, paired with multi-vendor HMI graphics to ensure top-tier safety, productivity, and operational excellence in the delivered PLC and HMI system.


A platform and monitoring solution that maximizes uptime and availability of OT assets.

FAST SCADA: Overview

FAST SCADA: An efficient ready-to-deploy SCADA host solution

The days of large capital funding requirements for custom SCADA systems are over. Leverage over 10,000 hours of pre-engineering by True North to deploy an adaptable SCADA system for your business needs. Customizable to your specific application, it can be implemented anywhere, to any size of operation.

Our ready-to-deploy oil and gas production SCADA host solution is completely adaptable. Scalable from a single field to an enterprise level solution, it dramatically lowers your initial capital investment and on-going costs.

Discover how our FAST SCADA uses the Internet of Things to provide a scalable solution with efficient, reliable and compliant turn-key rapid deployment.

FAST SCADA: What it is

A scalable SCADA solution for oil and gas production

FAST SCADA uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide scalable, adaptable solutions to meet your specific operational and regulatory requirements. It's pre-engineered so that 50-70% of the SCADA development is already complete.

Utilizing efficiency tools and concepts that are common to most enterprise SCADA systems, FAST SCADA is a digital workflow for highly standardized SCADA solutions that will ensure operational, engineering, and management data reliability. Other key benefits include:

  • Cloud-based with mobile and remote operations
  • Industry / application agnostic
  • Low capital requirement and cost certainty
  • Facilitates rapid deployment
  • Supports regulatory compliance
  • Developed for operational, management and measurement requirements
True North Solutions offers scalable SCADA solutions for oil and gas production.
True North Solutions FAST SCADA delivers cost certainty, compliance and connectivity.
FAST SCADA: What it does

Delivers cost certainty, compliance and connectivity

True North’s FAST SCADA solution is built to deliver ease of use, robust functionality and regulatory compliance for a low capital cost. This engineered solution packages a range of intelligent features and efficient templates in an operator-centred design. Key features include:

  • Operational features include: operate by exception options, rich user interface, web-enabled (IE) access, mobile access (iOS/Android), alarms and event functionality, trends, user configurable call-outs and user security
  • Production features include: full EFM functionality, data integrity/backfill, real-time and historical reporting, automated gas composition uploads, production data editing, downtime reporting, and production data connectors to enterprise/FDC systems
  • Regulatory features include: province/industry directive compliant, EPAP process facilitation, auditability, cybersecurity, on-demand reporting, application security, gas composition entries
FAST Plant: Overview

FAST Plant: a standardized solution to integrate PLC and HMI

In automation, you have systems that communicate with equipment (Programmable Logic Controllers or PLCs), and systems that communicate with people (Human Machine Interfaces or HMIs). The trick is getting those systems to communicate with each other.

Typically, integrating HMI with PLC systems for plant control can take hundreds of hours of coding, which results in high costs and delayed operation.

But not with FAST Plant. FAST Plant is a standardized plant control solution that automates the integration of PLC and HMI. It draws on True North's proprietary development tool – FAST Logic – to provide a process library and auto code generation that creates a customizable, ready to deploy and easy to use plant control solution.

FAST Deployment Lifecycle

True North Solutions FAST deployment lifecycle chart
FAST Plant: What it is

A faster, easier approach to plant automation

True North’s FAST Plant provides a customizable control solution using automated code generation and a standardized library that’s ready-to-deploy. It means users spend less time and less money to implement a superior plant control solution. Plus, it delivers exceptional performance and a significantly lower cost of deployment. Other benefits include:

  • Facilitates efficiency for operators (lower OpEx) and operational excellence
  • Faster deployment and a shorter project schedule
  • Greater data integrity (less opportunity for user error)
  • Facility and fileld operation in one system
  • Cornerstone for standardization
True North’ Solutions FAST Plant provides a customizable control solution using automated code generation and a standardized library that’s ready-to-deploy.
FAST Plant: What it does/features

FAST Plant delivers a turnkey plant control solution

FAST Plant is a web/mobile enabled, scalable automation strategy and PLC/HMI solution for attended or unattended process facilities with SCADA and plant control. It's built to deliver industry best practice and robust functionality. FAST Plant is equipped with a wide range of intelligent features to make plant operation, management and maintenance easy. Key features and functionality include:

True North Solutions FAST software overview.

High performance, situational awareness and colour adaptability

  • The user interface delivers a clear and intuitive, operator-centered design and menu hierarchy. Operators can monitor all KPIs from a single display. Bar gauges reveal the desired operating ranges and alarm thresholds at a glance.
  • Colour pallets are set at the administrative level and can be adapted to meet corporate colour standards.
True North Solutions FAST interlocks list and uniform faceplates with discrete output.

Interlocks list and uniform faceplates

  • Operators can easily identify the process state that is causing non-start/stop conditions in the plant.
  • Instrument faceplates are templated consistently across devices, so they're easy to assess at a glance.
True North Solutions FAST separator high performance HMI hierarchy systems view.

High performance HMI hierarchy

Get a detailed view of the process systems with multi-level display hierarchies. Operators access all the information they need from a single screen, providing visibility to the four display hierarchies: process area overview, process unit control, process unit detail, process unit support.

True North Solutions FAST production summary reporting.

Plant summaries

Plant summaries: KPI dashboards reveal production trends, critical equipment statuses, availability and utilization data as well control system infrastructure overview information for operations and maintenance.

True North Solutions FAST customizable callouts and alarm configuration.

Customizable callouts and alarms

Operators can easily manage which personnel receive callouts for which alarms, controlling the contact method and the escalation sequence. Staff can easily be added and removed from callout lists.

FAST Care: Overview


These days, with the interconnectedness of operational technology, maintaining OT assets and guarding against server and network vulnerability is crucial for preserving the efficiency and security of industrial operations. FAST Care takes this burden off your hands with 24/7 monitoring and service.

FAST Care: What it is

A complete solution for ensuring OT asset uptime

FAST Care is a service that monitors system KPIs to maximize uptime and availability of OT assets. With FAST Care, clients receive real-time issue detection of network and control system issues that affect operation, as well as escalation to True North experts, who provide rapid response within agreed-upon timeframes.

FAST Care also provides historized information about network / control system performance, as part of an overall preventive maintenance strategy.

True North Solutions complete solution for ensuring OT asset uptime with FAST Care.
True North Solutions FAST Care protecting network and server integrity with proactive care and service.
FAST Care: What it does

Protecting network and server integrity with proactive care

Through FAST Care, True North provides monitoring, support with abnormal situations, and proactive identification of significant situations that fall outside standard KPIs. True North provides customized reports on an agreed-upon frequency (daily, weekly, monthly); the reports summarize health status, incidents over a set period, utilization statistical trends, historical trends, and capacity estimates. In addition to monitoring and abnormal situation management (ASM) resolution, True North offers regular network / system maintenance on agreed-upon frequencies, on-site support for break/fix requirements, on-call/on-demand support, etc.

  • 24/7 dashboard monitoring of critical fixed plant network / control system infrastructure
  • ASM protocols and triaging of issues identified
  • On-call OT system subject matter expert support and service, as required

True focus on safety and quality

Whether on a client site or at our headquarters in the US or Canada, we conduct ourselves with the utmost attention to safety, quality, and workflow-based execution best practices.

  • True North complies with our clients' requirements for Certificate of Recognition (COR) status in the regions where it is required.
  • Across all our operating regions, True North's health, safety, wellness, and environmental programs are structured to support the wellbeing of our employees, contractors, clients, and visitors.
  • Our safety and environmental target is zero incidents. This is more than just a target to be achieve – this is a fundamental value. Regardless of geographic location, we pride ourselves on consistently exceeding industry standards.
  • Client satisfaction is our priority; this is the first item on our list of True Values, and it’s something we strive for in everything we do.
  • Our quality program is designed to ensure the delivery of reliable, efficient, and secure solutions for clients across various industries.
  • At the beginning of every client engagement, we work with our clients to establish expectations and key performance indicators to ensure alignment before the work begins. Quality is then driven by our Leadership and project execution teams, and measured, reported on, and continuously improved.
  • By prioritizing quality, we help you optimize your operational technology infrastructure, mitigate risks, and achieve long-term operational success.
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