SCADA and Automation Solutions and Insight For Utility Managers

  1. Copy Custom Tag Types To Other Applications
    1/8/2018

    Having created a custom tag type, you may want to use it in another application. By far the best way to do this is through the use of application layers, where one application is built on another, thereby inheriting all of the custom features of the first (OEM) layer.

  2. AZ Utility Breaks New Ground In Water Reuse With Help From VTScada Software
    12/2/2013

    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

  3. Is Remote Monitoring Right for Me?
    9/14/2017

    Budgetary constraints and the challenges of maintaining and upgrading aging infrastructure have water utilities looking for ways to operate more efficiently, even as customer service expectations and regulatory demand for more sophisticated reporting and usage information are on the rise. Fortunately, many water treatment plants have found a solution to these seemingly contradictory requirements in remote monitoring systems, which allow utilities to conserve water, operate efficiently, and ensure that the assets within their network are performing well.

  4. Simulating A Cure For Brain Drain
    2/8/2016

    Much has been made of the gap in knowledge to come when the water industry’s aging workforce reaches retirement. With advances in simulation training software capable of getting new employees familiar with plant processes, it may be an analog fear in the digital world.

  5. Kevin Costner’s New Waterworld: Advancing Treatment Technology
    4/24/2017

    The actor is behind a company that has introduced advanced membrane technology to overcome water treatment challenges.

  6. Disruption To Growth: Navigating The Sensor Revolution
    4/22/2016

    As critical gateways to the Internet of things (IoT), sensors are sure to have a massive social and economic impact globally within the next decade.

  7. VTScada And OpWorks Provide Advanced Wastewater Reporting And Analysis
    11/17/2015

    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.

  8. Tackling Modern Wastewater Treatment Challenges And Unlocking Efficiencies With Advanced Water Technologies
    1/24/2018

    Research studies, empirical evidence, and the march of time all suggest that the implementation of next-generation technologies at wastewater utilities is profoundly important, if not imperative, for efficient operations.

  9. Looking Beyond Voice Modems in SCADA Systems
    7/19/2017

    When I first came to Trihedral, I was surprised to learn that voice modems were still widely used in the HMI and SCADA industries. Though the days of wedging your phone receiver into a foam cradle are long gone, the name still conjures up the sounds of chirps, bleeps, and bongs they make as they translate analog information into digital. As high-speed networks became our preferred method of web surfing, the use of this technology has steeply declined. 

  10. Bold 2016 Predictions For Industrial IoT
    1/11/2016

    FreeWave Technologies sees the Internet of Things pushing the bounds of possibility, disrupting traditional business models.