SCADA and Automation Videos and Podcasts

  1. Choosing The Best SCADA System
    1/11/2018

    Trimax Systems Inc. joins us on this webinar to share their expertise on how they used Ignition to create a SCADA system that perfectly fit the needs of the entire Western Municipal Water District.

  2. Integrator Roundtable Discussion: Disrupt And Grow
    1/11/2018

    Instead of approaching end users about their plant-floor and SCADA needs, integrators can take a wider look at the enterprise to find other opportunities for improvement, such as data issues between departments. Ignition by Inductive Automation® is the perfect software for this approach because it has the ability to build or connect just about anything. And in case after case, end users that start using Ignition gradually extend it throughout the enterprise, creating a steady stream of integration projects.

  3. Affordably Refreshing Your Water District’s Process Control
    1/11/2018

    In this webinar, learn about two municipal water districts that upgraded to SCADA systems with unlimited clients, tags, and connections, in addition to deeply embedded cyber security.

  4. Aquavista
    11/9/2017

    Aquavista™ offers a wide and flexible range of customized digital solutions for water treatment systems.  From operators to management, Aquavista™ provides your plant personnel with a tool to efficiently manage plants and water treatment equipment.

  5. Predictive Maintenance Enabled By Moving Secured Data To The Cloud
    10/24/2017

    Cloud-based monitoring and reporting was all the rage at WEFTEC 2017. Water Talk sat down with Tom Perry, National Product Manager with Veolia to discuss Aquavista, one of the more established technologies for capturing critical data, storing it in the cloud and allowing it to be accessed real time, 24/7 from any smart, web-enabled device.

  6. Addressing Key Trends In Automation
    10/24/2017

    Machines get smarter and more capable, but so do the hackers, so how do we advance in automation and leverage its benefits without introducing new security threats? Kelvin J. Hurdle, North America Industry Manager for Rockwell Automation, addresses cybersecurity among other automation topics including workforce issues, understanding analytics, and addressing equipment downtime.

  7. Clearly Intelligent Software To Manage Operations
    10/23/2017

    Robert Olofsson, Business Unit Manager of Software for Hach, provides an overview — and brief demo — of the new Claros software platform, billed as "The Water Intelligence System". Olofsson describes how instrument management and data management integrate with process management to optimize operator control and plant performance. Though it works with drinking water, wastewater, or industrial water operations, this discussion from WEFTEC spotlights wastewater capabilities.

  8. Making Sense Of Big Data
    7/12/2017

    Andrew Chastain-Howley, the Director of Water Solutions for the Smart Integrated Infrastructure Group at Black & Veatch, is teaching water and wastewater operators how to juggle. Not literally,  but that's the metaphor he uses to describe the role of the plant manager — even the best can only juggle a few balls (i.e., tasks) at a time.

  9. Smart Water Management Enabled By LoRaWAN Networks
    7/4/2017

    The LoRa Alliance is a non-profit association of members who are collaborating together to drive the adoption of a communication protocol that offers  long range, long battery life and open architecture. For water utilities specifically, the LoRa wide area network (WAN) would allow devices from multiple manufacturers to be able to communicate with each other across long distances.

  10. Sizing Up The Smart Water Market
    6/30/2017

    Is "smart water" living up to the hype? Can there be true impact without broad implementation? Even when technologies are in place, are utilities using smart water capabilities to their fullest extent? Water Online hosted Reese Tisdale, president of Bluefield Research, to answer these tough questions.