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®. WaterTrax offers a suite of cloud-based data management software products to help water and wastewater utilities manage water quality data to ensure regulatory compliance and operational excellence.
For many water and wastewater utilities, a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system is an essential tool for operational control, alarm management, and system optimization. These utilities must also collect thousands of discrete samples for laboratory analysis to prove compliance with regulatory requirements and require a data management system for all of their laboratory test results.
However, it has traditionally been difficult to share information between these types of systems which is often required for reporting. Previously, the most common solution was to manually consolidate the data which can be intermittent, time consuming, and subject to human error. However, Trihedral engineers, in cooperation with WaterTrax developers, have created a custom tag within VTScada that automates this process based on easy to configure parameters. The WaterTrax tag provides a means to automatically upload tag data from VTScada to the WaterTrax Data Management system. By linking this tag to an Analog Input or Analog Status tag, for example, values such as the maximum, minimum, average, etc., can be uploaded at set intervals.
End users are provided an interface to control and adjust the attributes of the data transfer such as the frequency of the triggers and the values to be included. Once this specially formatted information is uploaded to WaterTrax, it is automatically combined with laboratory and field data making reporting a breeze and forming a more complete data set for further analysis.
WaterTrax continues to strengthen their product offerings by partnering with high quality technology companies to offer a smarter overall data management solution. “We are excited about our partnership with Trihedral,” explains Andrew Lewis, Director of Sales at WaterTrax, “because it adds another critical piece to automating data consolidation, compliance verification and reporting for our water and wastewater utility clients.” In the coming year, Trihedral and WaterTrax will collaborate on a number of marketing materials including whitepapers, webinars, and presentations.
Join our joint webinar April 23rd - WaterTrax and VTScada will be hosting a webinar on April 23, 2015, which will go into further detail on how the two applications will work together. This webinar is free to attend. Register now: http://www.watertrax.com/webinars/2015_April_VTScada_Webinar.aspx
Creating great SCADA applications should be easy. We designed VTScada 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. 28 years of dedication, one outstanding product. For more information, visit www.trihedral.com.
WaterTrax offers a centralized, cloud-based solution to meet all water and wastewater data management, monitoring and regulatory compliance needs. Established in 2000, WaterTrax has a growing client list of leading municipalities and agencies that manage over 4000 water and wastewater systems across North America. For more information, visit www.watertrax.com.
SOURCE: Trihedral Engineering Limited