Trihedral - A Different Kind of Company
Since 1986, we have been working to create the world’s most capable and reliable HMI/SCADA software. To this end, we have attracted a skilled and motivated team of programmers and engineers with diverse backgrounds in process monitoring and control. To keep moral high and turnover low, we offer competitive salaries, benefits, and a stock purchase plan. Our supportive and flexible work environment encourages team members to take initiative and collaborate across departments to provide the most reliable and cost effective solutions to our customer’s problems. This corporate philosophy has seen our business grow from the vision of one entrepreneur into a flourishing global company in an exploding high-technology field.
Creating great SCADA applications should be easy. We designed VTScada 11 to make you productive in your first hour, with instantly intuitive tools and a unique architecture that integrates all core SCADA components in a single, easy-to-use package. This unified approach ensures critical features such as alarm notification remain tightly integrated over time. Built for telemetry and plant applications of any size, VTScada supports any combination of standard (and many proprietary) PLCs and RTUs. The new Idea Studio provides a familiar drag and drop interface for creating stunning professional displays. In just minutes, you can configure redundant servers, distributed historians, mobile access, or communication links. The enhanced Mobile Internet Client now supports full display graphics on even the smallest handheld devices. Twenty seven years of dedication, one outstanding product.
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- Water Quality Monitoring and Data Logging
- Internet Monitoring of Remote SCADA Complex Combination Systems including Multiple Plants and SCADA
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ARTICLES & PAPERS
Happy Holidays From Trihedral 2014
From all of us in Bedford, Orlando, and Aberdeen we wish you and your family a healthy and happy holiday season.
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’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 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 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.
Use SMS Text Messages To Monitor & Control Your SCADA System
Trihedral has developed yet another supported option for their VTScada HMI software to securely communicate with and access data from remote locations.
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 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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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