29 Years of Innovation, One Outstanding Product

Trihedral founder and President Glenn Wadden started with two ambitious goals:

  1. Create the world’s most capable and reliable HMI / SCADA software.
  2. Provide the kind of outstanding support that people don’t think exists any more.

Since then, Trihedral’s permanent team of developers and engineers have been creating and refining VTScada, an instantly intuitive all-in-one HMI / SCADA software package for plant and telemetry applications of any size. More about VTScada.

An International Company

Trihedral has grown into a flourishing global company serving customers on six continents with offices in Bedford, Nova Scotia; Aberdeen, Scotland; Orlando, Florida; Calgary, Alberta; and Houston, Texas.

Outstanding Support

Personal and accessible technical support is an integral part of great monitoring and control systems. With one of our yearly VTScada support contracts in place, access to our friendly in-house support team is just a phone call or email away. Support specialists work side-by-side with developers to quickly get to the bottom of even the most difficult issues. VTScada SupportPlus Service options.

Trihedral Engineering Services

Though Trihedral typically distributes VTScada through local system integrators, our own in-house engineers can also provide highly specialized engineering consulting services in the field of industrial control.

Awards and Recognition

2015 Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award for the HMI and Software Category
2014 Honorable Mention ISA Whitepaper: Managing Complexity Minimizing Risk
2013 Winner Best Presentation ISA Whitepaper: Reinventing The Role Of The SCADA Historian
2012 Honorable Mention ISA Whitepaper: Asset Tracking Version Control
2012 and 2013:  Atlantic Canada’s Top Employer
2007 through 2013:  Nova Scotia’s Top Employer
2007 Ten Best Employers in the Maritimes

HOT PRODUCTS

VTScada HMI / SCADA Software VTScada HMI / SCADA Software

Instantly Intuitive SCADA Software

Our instantly intuitive SCADA software removes frustration from every stage of the HMI / SCADA software lifecycle; from pricing and licensing, to development and support. VTScada is perfect for plant, telemetry, or hosted systems of any size. Its unique architecture integrates all core SCADA components into one easy-to-use package. Intuitive tools and training options combined with the most reliable support in the industry allow you to confidently start creating fully-featured applications immediately. 30 years of dedication, one outstanding product.

VTScada Alarm and Event Management VTScada Alarm and Event Management

Standard Component - Every VTScada application includes an instantly intuitive Alarm management interface as well as pre-configured alarm and event databases. This integrated approach reduces configuration time and ensures that mission-critical alarm features remain tightly integrated over the life of your system no matter how many times you expand your application or update VTScada.

VTScada Thin Clients VTScada Thin Clients

Optional Component – Fully featured mobile access that you can configure in seconds with display options that suit any screen size and data plan. VTScada has always been a leader in remote connectivity. VTScada Thin Clients allow authorized users to safely monitor and control their process from anywhere.

VTScada Idea Studio VTScada Idea Studio

Optional Component – An instantly intuitive ribbon-based graphic development environment that includes thousands of drag-and-drop widgets, images, and pipes.

VTScada Historical Data Management VTScada Historical Data Management

Standard Component - VTScada is built around a world-class historian with intuitive tools allowing operators to create custom trends and export historical data.

VTScada Alarm Notification System VTScada Alarm Notification System

Optional Component – Ensure that your critical alarm and process information finds you anywhere via text-to-voice phone calls, SMS text messages, emails and pagers. Dial into your application using your application security account to check levels, acknowledge alarms, change setpoints, or send commands to equipment.

VTScada Application Version Control VTScada Application Version Control

Standard Component – Only VTScada includes pre-configured change management that allows you to easily see all configuration by all users and instantly roll back anything in seconds. It is increasingly impractical to shut down modern mission-critical SCADA systems in order to configure them. Developing on live systems has the added benefit of allowing you to work with real I/O. Application Version Control (AVC)* provides the freedom to configure in real-time in a multi-developer environment knowing you can instantly roll back any change.

VTScada SupportPlus Service VTScada SupportPlus Service

Keep Trihedral’s technical support team at your fingertips and ensure access to VTScada upgrades.

VTScada Training Courses VTScada Training Courses

VTScada Configuration Course and VTScada Scripting Course.

VTScada Connectivity Package VTScada Connectivity Package

Standard VTScada Component - Share your SCADA information across your whole orginization using integrated ODBC, OPC, and Web Services.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Trihedral Engineering Limited

1160 Bedford Highway, Suite 400

Bedford, NS B4A 1C1

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Phone: 800-463-2783

Fax: 902-835-0369

Contact: Patrick Cooke

ARTICLES & PAPERS

  • Alarms Management And SCADA
    Alarms Management And SCADA

    The ISA standard for alarms management, ISA 18.2 alarms management strategy, was recently released. The standard is a series of best practices for how to create a consistent culture of alarms management in your organization.

  • How Experts Justify The Cost Of Comprehensive SCADA In Drinking Water Plants
    How Experts Justify The Cost Of Comprehensive SCADA In Drinking Water Plants

    Due to their critical role in protecting the health of customers, drinking water treatment systems require a high degree of care and oversight.

  • What’s Next For Mobile SCADA?
    What’s Next For Mobile SCADA?

    A Telemetry Expert Describes How and Why Temporary Mobile I/O Will Transform Remote Asset Management

  • VTScada And OpWorks Provide Advanced Wastewater Reporting And Analysis
    VTScada And OpWorks Provide Advanced Wastewater Reporting And Analysis

    Rapid City is the second-largest city in South Dakota, serving over 72,000 residents. Their Water Reclamation Department treats nearly 3.5 billion gallons of wastewater annually.

  • Building A United SCADA System
    Building A United SCADA System

    The ability to manage a plant remotely has opened a whole new world for the water industry, but there can be three or four different softwares merging to create one SCADA system. Trihedral Engineering is tasked with bringing all of those interfaces into one seamless package.

  • Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation
    Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation

    Serving an area from eastern San Marcos to northwest Seguin, Crystal Clear Water Supply Corporation (CCWSC) recently commissioned their integrator, Central Texas Water Maintenance (CTWM) to replace their Wonderware and WIN-911 systems with VTScada software from Trihedral.

  • Robertson County Water Supply Corporation Adopts VTScada Software
    Robertson County Water Supply Corporation Adopts VTScada Software

    Serving just over 16,000 residents in eastern Texas, the Robertson County Water Supply Corporation (RCWSC) operates a small rural water system with five water plants, four wells, one booster pump station, and approximately 350 miles of PVC pipe. In December of 2014, their systems integrator, Express Electric, recommended that they adopt VTScada software from Trihedral to remotely monitor and control their plants.

  • A Tale Of Two SCADA Conversions
    A Tale Of Two SCADA Conversions

    Over the past five years, J.D. Irving, Limited Sawmill Division has invested $70 million in the latest operational equipment as part of their continuous investment in sustainable forest management strategies. In 2015, the company chose VTScada monitoring and control software to replace the aging SCADA systems used in their biomass boiler and trim line processes. Jody Gallant, an Electrical Engineering Technologist for JD Irving describes the some challenges and benefits of implementing a modern industrial SCADA system.

  • $9M Renovation Of Secondary Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility
    $9M Renovation Of Secondary Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility

    Pangnirtung is an Inuit hamlet in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, located on Baffin Island. Fredericton based integrator, exp Services Inc., was selected for the nine million dollar renovation of Pangnirtung’s secondary municipal wastewater treatment facility. They chose VTScada for the brand new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system which gives the operators the ability to monitor and control the plant, receive alarms and notifications, view historical data trends and report.

  • Dripping Springs Water Supply Corp. Installs A VTScada System
    Dripping Springs Water Supply Corp. Installs A VTScada System

    Serving a suburb of the Greater Austin Metropolitan Area, Dripping Springs Water Supply Corporation (DSWSC) recently decided to replace their Wonderware and WIN-911 system with VTScada, with the help of Austin area integrator, Central Texas Water Maintenance (CTWM).

  • Terrebonne Parish SCADA System

    The Louisiana Parish of Terrebonne boasts a population of 111,860 and the state’s second largest total land area.

  • Projects Completed By Dakota Pump, Inc.

    Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Custer has an award winning water department.

  • St. Bernard Parish SCADA System

    Located just southeast of New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish has been ranked among the fastest-growing counties by the US Census Bureau.

  • Duke Energy’s Novo Project
    Duke Energy’s Novo Project

    Duke Energy’s Premier Power selects Affinity Automation to design and install on-site generation SCADA system at Novo Nordisk in Clayton, NC.

  • Baker Brook, New Brunswick, Canada

    Located on the Saint John River, Baker Brook is a small village in Madawaska County, New Brunswick.

  • Honorable Mention Prize

    It is our pleasure to announce that Blair Sooley is the recipient of an Honorable Mention Prize for Best Paper for the 2014 ISA Water / Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium that was held in Orlando, Florida August 5th to the 7th, 2014.

  • WaterTrax And VTScada Cooperate To Share Water Quality Data And SCADA Information
    WaterTrax And VTScada Cooperate To Share Water Quality Data And SCADA Information

    Trihedral is pleased to be working with water data management company WaterTrax® to create tools for automatically sharing process data between their VTScada™ SCADA software and WaterTrax®.

  • VTScada A Finalist In The Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Awards

    Trihedral is pleased to announce that VTScada has been selected as a finalist in the HMI Software category for the Control Engineering 2015 Engineers' Choice Awards.

  • A New York Integrator Compares Hosted And Traditional SCADA
    A New York Integrator Compares Hosted And Traditional SCADA

    The typical SCADA system is a diverse collection of hardware and software spread over a large geographical area.

  • Latest Features of VTScada 11 Monitoring and Control Software
    Latest Features of VTScada 11 Monitoring and Control Software

    This video highlights some of the new features embedded in the VTScada 11 Monitoring and Control software solution from Trihedral. Features include high resolution and tiled page displays and enhanced features for overlays, styles and shapes. Two hundred widgets are available to bring your SCADA data to life.

  • Improving The View To Your Stormwater SCADA
    Improving The View To Your Stormwater SCADA

    For many years, the Miami-Dade Stormwater Utility has been using Bristol Babcock controllers and proprietary HMI software to monitor and control a dozen remote sites across the county. By Chris Little

  • LEVEL I - SCADA Software Operation And Configuration Course

    Trihedral will host a VTScada Operation and Configuration Course at its Orlando Training Facility in Orlando, FL from July 28th – 31st 2014. The classes will take place 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

  • VTScada 11 Tutorials - Getting Started
    VTScada 11 Tutorials - Getting Started

    In this video, VTScada software trainer and technical writer Andrew Harvie quickly gets you started using the powerful new features now available in VTScada version 11.

  • Browser-Based Application Trends In The SCADA Industry
    Browser-Based Application Trends In The SCADA Industry

    A presentation for the Maritime Provinces Water and Wastewater Association 34th Annual Training Seminar by Trihedral's Blair Sooley, MBA, P. Eng.

  • Happy Fourth Of July From The VTScada Team!
    Happy Fourth Of July From The VTScada Team!

    A fun way to use the intuitive, graphic development tools found in the VTScada Idea Studio.

  • The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution
    The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution

    For over a decade, The Bahamas Water and Sewerage Company (BWSC) faced significant service challenges on the Island of New Providence. These included a lack of centralized monitoring and control for the island’s primary water treatment and distribution system, as well as limited reporting, alarming and remote access.

  • VTScada At Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY
    VTScada At Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY

    One of the world’s largest manufacturing plants improves efficiency by adopting a unified HMI to monitor water/wastewater, compressed air & liquids, and lighting. By Christopher Little

  • Make Your SCADA Feel Young Again
    Make Your SCADA Feel Young Again

    When the Village of Romeoville underwent a major upgrade to their SCADA system, they also decided to move to the latest version of the monitoring & control software that they had used successfully for many years. This version included features designed specifically for the water/wastewater industry. In this article, a former Head of the Water Department (*) explains why the utility continues to push for the latest HMI version and how this helps them overcome many of the issues related to maintaining a long-running SCADA system. By Christopher Little

  • AZ Utility Breaks New Ground In Water Reuse With Help From VTScada Software
    AZ Utility Breaks New Ground In Water Reuse With Help From VTScada Software

    The Fountain Hills Sanitary District (FHSD) provides wastewater treatment for over 13,000 homes and businesses. In addition to supplying the town’s namesake fountain, its treated water irrigates local golf courses and parks. In 2000, the utility developed an innovative way to make up the short-fall during the dryer less populated summer. By Christopher Little

  • The Road To 'Instantly Intuitive'

    Intuitive means many things to many people, but most agree that intuitive designs should work for you and not the other way around. It simply doesn't feel intuitive if you must source third-party products to make the solution work - like historical databases, OPC drivers, alarm notification, application version control.

  • SCADA Systems Provide Insight To Increase Efficiency
    SCADA Systems Provide Insight To Increase Efficiency

    Glenn Wadden, President of Trihedral, explains how today’s SCADA systems are intuitive to learn for remote plant operators and capable of providing feedback that can reduce cost and increase efficiency.

  • Applying SCADA In Ocala
    Applying SCADA In Ocala

    Bryan Sinkler of Trihedral discusses Ocala, FL’s SCADA application including SCADA lifespan concerns, integration of security cameras with their SCADA system and the benefits of multiple SCADA historians. 

  • The Many Faces Of SCADA
    The Many Faces Of SCADA

    For over a decade, utilities have turned to supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to monitor and control their remote infrastructure. By Christopher Little

  • VTScada Slippy Maps - The Familiarity and Ease-of-Use Of On-Line Mapping, Right In Your HMI

    Interact with your remote monitoring sites in the same way you use on-line mapping tools. Pan and zoom across all your sites with a simple click, toss, or scroll. Add dynamic maps to any graphic display or use the standard map pages included in all 10.2 applications.

  • Just Add SCADA
    Just Add SCADA

    Internet-hosted SCADA systems are a modern answer to modern municipal water and wastewater concerns. By Thelma Akwei and Ben Manlongat

  • 10 Questions To Ask Before Choosing SCADA Software

    When creating SCADA specifications, engineering firms must focus on meeting the immediate start-up and operational requirements of the SCADA system. This often means specifying products with which they are familiar. The engineer wants to ensure that the new system meets all start-up requirements at a reasonable price. It is often difficult to look past the immediate project and consider long range plans, cost of system maintenance, and keeping your SCADA application current with evolving technology.

  • Trihedral Completes Phase 1 Of Sacramento SCADA Software Conversion
    Trihedral Completes Phase 1 Of Sacramento SCADA Software Conversion

    Developers at the City of Sacramento and Trihedral  Engineering recently completed the first phase of the utility’s Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) Software Replacement Project. 

  • 18 Hours To New SCADA

    Houghton Lake Sewer Authority staff were concerned that the aging computer running their SCADA software application was in danger of failing.  However, their budget constraint was cost-driven and required that any new, fully featured system be up and running in under a week.

  • Scottish Water Innovations Group Evaluates New Hosted VTScada/MultiSmart SCADA Solution
    Scottish Water Innovations Group Evaluates New Hosted VTScada/MultiSmart SCADA Solution

    Scottish Water’s Innovations Group has commissioned a demonstration rig with which to evaluate a new hosted SCADA solution using the Multitrode MultiSmart® pump station manager and Trihedral’s VTScada™monitoring & control software.

  • SCADA Conversion Without Down Time How a SC utility replaced their SCADA central without service interruption or a steep learning curve. By Jay Nicholson and Chris Little
  • The Best Of Both SCADA Worlds
    The Best Of Both SCADA Worlds By 2003, the City of Ocala had converted their two monitoring & control systems to VTScada software from Trihedral. In 2005, they merged the two into a single application.
  • Many SCADA Historians Make Light Work

    GRU is the 5th largest municipal utility in Florida and serves over 100,000 people. In 1999, the utility unified much of its monitoring & control infrastructure into a single SCADA system based on VTScada HMI software from Trihedral. By Christopher Little, Trihedral Engineering Limited

  • DcR Engineering Uses VTScada Software For Automated Fire Station Alerting System
    DcR Engineering Uses VTScada Software For Automated Fire Station Alerting System DcR Engineering Services has designed a state-of-the-art fire station alerting system that reduces emergency response times by automating the E9-1-1 emergency fire response process.
  • Using SCADA For Agricultural Irrigation

    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are common place at municipal utilities and manufacturing facilities. By Kevin Connolly and Christopher Little

  • A Municipal SCADA Project Comes In On Time, Under Budget And Exceeds Expectations

    In June of 2009, the Town of Selma, North Carolina commissioned a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to monitor and control their lift stations, tanks, wells and water treatment plant. By John Grey, Devin Carroll and Christopher Little

  • Building A Flexible Non-Proprietary SCADA System

    In 2008, Chatham County Public Works was using three different SCADA systems to monitor and control their remote tanks and pump stations. One was a sole-source software and hardware solution that used a unique communication protocol. By Christopher Little, Daniel Clevenger and Kevin Monk

  • City Of Sacramento Chooses VTScada HMI Software For New SCADA System
    City Of Sacramento Chooses VTScada HMI Software For New SCADA System On November 10th 2009, the City Council of Sacramento, CA adopted Resolution No. 2009-709 authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Trihedral Engineering Limited to supply their VTScada™ software as the Human Machine Interface (HMI) component of the city’s Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition System Software (SCADA) Replacement Project.
  • Using SCADA To Find Hidden Problems And Solutions

    Ocean Isle Beach is a small island community on the southeast coast of North Carolina. Only about five-hundred people live there year round, but during the summer months its beautiful beaches draw almost ten times that number. This poses unique challenges for the town's wastewater utility who must handle this extreme seasonal spike in usage.

  • Overcoming Water Scarcity Challenges On Providenciales Island

    The residents and industries of Providenciales Island are completely dependent on fresh water produced by a single desalination plant. In 2007, ITT Flowtronex was hired to replace the plant’s overworked pumping system and add a booster pumping station to the distribution system. One of the challenges they faced in designing controls for the system was how to maintain the public water supply while the island’s undersized ground water storage tanks were removed and replaced with a large single tank in the same location, a three to four month process. By Richard Embry and Christopher Little

  • Trihedral Introduces MultiSmart 'Site Import Utility'
    Trihedral Introduces MultiSmart 'Site Import Utility'

    Trihedral is proud to announce a fresh approach to helping utilities reduce the cost of expanding their supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. This includes an innovative 'Site Import Utility' soon to be integrated into the latest version of their VTScada HMI software. The utility allows municipal workers to plug in new monitoring and control devices and then watch as VTScada does the rest of the work.

  • Industry’s First Driver Multiplexer
    Industry’s First Driver Multiplexer

    VTScada HMI software from Trihedral Engineering has long supported automatic failover of both application servers and internet servers.

  • Overcoming The Challenges Of Finding The Right SCADA Software

    The city of Altamonte Springs, FL, is located just north of Orlando and is home to more than 43,000 people. The city’s Water Distribution and Wastewater Collections Division is responsible for the operation of a 25 million gallon-per-day capacity aerobic wastewater treatment plant, four water treatment plants, and approximately 80 lift stations spread out across the city.

  • VTScada Performs Monitoring And Control Of Aquifer Storage And Recovery In The Town Of Fountain Hills, AZ

    Imagine a quiet ranch in the middle of Arizona, complete with cactus, tumbleweeds, and very little water. Now imagine twelve thousand people, a thriving suburban community, four golf courses with lush, green grass, and the same small amount of water

  • St. Johns River Water Management District Unveils VTScada River Control System Trihedral Engineering Limited is proud to announce that its VTScada software was front and center as Florida’s St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) unveiled their new ‘turn-key’ SCADA system.
  • Holding Back The Water - Southwest Florida Turns To VTScada For Critical Flood Control Systems

    Over 4.5 million people depend on the Southwest Florida Water Management District for water conservation and flood protection, especially during the six month hurricane season. Water conservation and flood control involves carefully holding and channelling surface water using a system of gates, canals, and reservoirs

  • Centralized Backup & Configuration For Remote Plant HMIs

    As Wastewater Manager for four sewage treatment plants spread across Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Nicole MacDonald faced the daunting task of ensuring all systems continued to function seamlessly on a 24/7 basis. Each plant had its own separate monitoring and control system that allowed it to function autonomously

  • How Unified SCADA Solutions Increase Reliability And Reduce Costs
    How Unified SCADA Solutions Increase Reliability And Reduce Costs

    The Gainesville Regional Utilities is the fifth largest municipal utility in Florida and serves just over one hundred thousand people. The utility operates two wastewater treatment plants as well as 165 lift stations. Together, these facilities process approximately 20 million gallons of wastewater a day. In 1999, the Gainesville Regional Utility began utilizing VTScada to control and monitor its lift station network. When staff compared this to what they were using in their treatment plants, they saw an opportunity to unify their system and open up their proprietary SCADA central

  • Unifying Diverse PLCs & RTUs Under A Single SCADA HMI
    Unifying Diverse PLCs & RTUs Under A Single SCADA HMI The City of Lake Worth, Florida, nestled halfway between West Palm and Boynton Beaches on the sunny Atlantic coast, is steeped in history and has a thriving population of 35,000 residents
  • Open Up Your ‘Closed’ SCADA System
    Open Up Your ‘Closed’ SCADA System The Fayetteville Public Works Commission (FPWC) manages the City's water/wastewater treatment and distribution systems, including 77 sewage lift stations
  • Lowering The ‘Total Cost Of Ownership” Of Your SCADA System
    Lowering The ‘Total Cost Of Ownership” Of Your SCADA System Located directly in the middle of Florida is the City of Ocala. While the city includes just under fiftythousand people, it boasts a water plant capable of processing 20 million gallons of water each day, two water reclamation facilities, 321 miles of water lines, 284 miles of sewer mains, 96 lift stations and spray irrigation systems that safely return reuse water to the environment
  • All-in-One SCADA

    Serving roughly 35,000 people, the Town of Natick Water/Sewer Division remotely monitors 2 water reservoirs, 32 sewer lift stations and 2 drinking water treatment plants. By Chris Little

  • Do It Yourself SCADA Replacement

    When the Georgetown Municipal Water & Sewer Service evaluated the cost of upgrading their existing SCADA software in 2006, they decided it was time to consider replacements. After much research, it became clear that not only was it possible to get all the features they were missing; they could do most of the configuration in-house

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