By Kevin Connolly and Christopher Little
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are common place at municipal utilities and manufacturing facilities. After five years of developing cellular-based systems to monitor agricultural irrigation, integrator KC Enterprises Ltd. observed that farms are a lot like outdoor factories and would be better served by radio-based SCADA solutions. Their new system is based upon VTScada HMI software from Trihedral. In this article, KC Enterprises president, Kevin Connolly, describes the system and how it is helping their customers conserve water, save money, and prevent runoff.