News | July 9, 2014

Innovyze Releases ICMLive Generation V5.0, Expanding The Possibilities For Real-Time Operational Forecasting, Modeling And Management Of Urban And Rural Catchments

Latest Version Adds Increased Data Source Compatibility and Powerful Historic Mode Capability

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, recently announced the worldwide release of the V5.0 Generation of its ICMLive for timely, accurate and reliable catchment forecasts. The new release expands the ability of wastewater utilities and river authorities worldwide to harness the power of real-time data, scenario planning and predictive modeling to transform the operation and management of their collection systems and anticipate and mitigate the effects of extreme weather-related events.

A powerful risk assessment and real-time decision making tool, ICMLive enables managers and operators to consider the influence of a full range of catchment factors in the management of flooding and reduction of unregulated discharges; the optimization of storage and existing infrastructure for savings on capital works; and the optimization of pumps to lower energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions. The software is designed to work automatically. Once a system is configured, real-time data is continually and automatically harvested and quality-checked. This data can be derived from a number of sources, including observed and forecasted radar rainfall, online water quality measurements, and ancillary structure and pump operation time series. Simulations are run automatically at a user-defined frequency. They draw on the full hydrodynamic and technological capabilities of InfoWorks ICM, including one- and two-dimensional modeling techniques, real-time control, dynamic water quality analysis, and GPU-enhanced and remote simulation. Simulation frequency can change in response to user-defined conditions. For example, increased rainfall intensity can trigger a reduction in the interval between simulations.

Support for additional telemetry data source formats is a key feature of the new release. Data can now be acquired from Proficy Historian (previously known as iHistorian), developed by GE Intelligent Platforms (Charlottesville, VA), and ClearSCADA, developed by Schneider Electric (Rueil-Malmaison, France). These additions, combined with existing support for Oracle, SQL Server, PI and generic ODBC and CSV data source formats, make ICMLive compatible with the majority of world-leading telemetry systems.

Version 5.0 also adds a new Historic Mode capability to ICMLive, allowing an operator to recreate and reassess system scenarios from any previous time. With the additional option of incorporating user edits to the data, utilities and river authorities can explore a range of different response decisions to identify system best practice. The capability also serves as an invaluable training tool, enabling new operators to quickly gain crucial experience without the need to access a live system.

The latest version also benefits from a raft of additional layout, usability and performance enhancements. These include extended alert definition functionality; the ability to add free text to email alert content; and a number of improvements to the Operator Client interface, central to the use of ICMLive within the control room. In addition, ICMLive V5.0 benefits from enhancements to the underlying InfoWorks ICM V5.0 engine, including 2D mesh enhancements, additional runoff models and expanded initial condition options.

For a complete listing of new features and capabilities in ICMLive V5.0, visit the “What’s New” section in the online help.

“ICMLive continues to expand its capabilities as the leading product for real-time operational forecasting and modeling of urban and rural catchments in the market,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “Wastewater utilities and river authorities of all sizes rely on this mission-critical solution to proactively manage and operate their collection systems on a day-to-day basis. The features made available in ICMLive Version 5.0 allow both new and experienced operators to have complete confidence in the underlying data sources, hydraulic models and forecasts — and ultimately in the policies and procedures they employ to optimally manage their catchments.”

Pricing And Availability
ICMLive V5.0 is now available worldwide by subscription. The Innovyze Subscription Program is a friendly customer support and software maintenance program that ensures the longevity and usefulness of Innovyze products. It gives subscribers instant access to new functionality as it is developed, along with automatic software updates and upgrades.

About Innovyze
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, visit www.innovyze.com.

SOURCE: Innovyze