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Innovyze Introduces SCADAWatch Suite, Letting Users See and Report on All Key Metrics from One Place
Innovyze Introduces SCADAWatch Suite, Letting Users See and Report on All Key Metrics from One Place
Designed for Water and Wastewater Utilities of Any Size, Expanded Suite Gives Users More Power to Create Complete Online Role-Based Dashboards as well as Electronic and Paper Operational and Regulatory Compliance Reports
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of SCADAWatch Suiteedition. The Suite combines the company’s industry-leading geocentric online business performance visualization and analytics-driven dashboard solution with complete user-level customized paper and electronic reporting capabilities. With SCADAWatch Suite, utilities can now consolidate key performance indicators to effectively monitor critical assets, quickly spot changes and patterns, identify areas that need immediate attention, instantly create internal and regulatory reports, and optimally manage operations — without adding to IT overhead and with little or no training.
SCADA systems give utilities real-time information about the status of their water supply and distribution systems. Most systems are optimized to provide fast and reliable data directly to the control room — but not to the analytics level needed for decision support and business process optimization. To create these day-to-day business analytics, water utilities must manually extract, piece together, comprehend and analyze static data to stay on top of their activities and progress. SCADAWatch eliminates these complex offline static analyses challenges by enabling end users to instantly create, interpret and extend their role-appropriate dashboard reports and analyze report data in real-time — providing better leverage without impacting existing systems.
SCADAWatch equips utilities with the first-ever scalable framework for proactively viewing, sharing and analyzing all key water information, key operational performance indicator (KPI) measures, and hydraulic and water quality data in motion on a real-time business dashboard. Overall performance of all critical assets can be displayed in real time and on a periodic basis (i.e. daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or year-to-year overview). The software also conducts zonal mass balance and water audits — delivering data that enables end users to instantly view their non-revenue water; obtain real-time warning of network performance problems; gauge loss of system hydraulic, water quality and physical integrity; and spot other operational inefficiencies. It also provides intelligent, responsive layout design to support desktops and various mobile devices, greatly expanding the usability and usefulness of real-time data analysis and visualization. Its open API allows third-party field applications to seamlessly communicate with SCADAWatch, providing just-in-time data for improved planning and enabling end-to-end sharing of critical information needed to effectively solve day-to-day operational and maintenance problems. Employees from all departments can create and use role-based dashboards to gain the operational visibility they need to do their jobs effectively.
Using accurate network performance and operational information from real-time data, water utilities can now continuously monitor their water distribution systems’ vital signs; quickly and reliably assess system integrity; and respond fast to upsets, failures, and other non-routine situations. They can also save time by viewing all key information, KPIs and data on a real-time, information-rich business dashboard customized for their needs. For example, operators can determine non-revenue water for the overall system or by pressure zone; summarize daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual water consumption; determine maximum, minimum and average pressures; and extract other business performance indicators — all with the click of a mouse.
Built for high performance, SCADAWatch enables water utilities to save time while monitoring their asset performance and every factor from uptime to analytics, 24/7. They can instantly see where improvements can be made, react faster to important events and identify opportunities to drive operational efficiencies as they happen. They can also get high visibility of past asset performance for historical comparison. These capabilities bring business intelligence into the enterprise for effective decision making, automate and help optimize business performance, reduce operational costs and risk, and improve business responsiveness.
The new SCADAWatch Suite further equips users with sophisticated electronic and paper reporting capabilities, helping them compile and create accurate business and regulatory reports instantly, at a click of a button. The Suite extension includes two modules: report and report designer. The report designer module lets users create highly comprehensive custom report templates using any combination of asset data from their role-specific dashboards. Once these tailored-specific templates are stored in the server, electronic and paper reports can be generated at any time through the report module. Users at all levels can now instantly create and run predefined content reports on up-to-date data without IT assistance. By putting users in control of information, the Suitehelps increase productivity, lower operational and IT costs, and provide faster, more complete and accurate information processing and reporting and better decision making.
Designed to drive maximum value while minimizing implementation cost, SCADAWatch is extremely easy to learn and use. It is quickly integrated with existing SCADA systems and other enterprise applications, and can be configured and running in seconds. It can be fully configured to suit individual utility departments’ needs, roles and responsibilities. Users can share an external dashboard link on social media with a single URL, and instantly provide a clear picture of all underperforming assets and recommend appropriate remedial actions to any mobile device. Other benefits include full support of AQDBC transient pressure data, gauge dashlet, sensor unit conversion, MySQL database connection, and real-time data label display on maps.
“A powerful user-defined, interactive dashboard with embedded analytics, SCADAWatch allows utilities to continuously see how their network assets are performing at a glance; spot trends; and analyze, predict and manage impending operational events with greater confidence,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE,Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “The new Suite extension adds major innovations in real-time business operations by empowering users at all levels to run and generate their standard reports effortlessly, and always with up-to-date information. As a result, they can make and report on better decisions faster and increase productivity by being in control of reliable, continuously updated information.”
Pricing and Availability
SCADAWatch Suite is now available worldwide by subscription. Special upgrade prices are available for all existingSCADAWatch users. Contact your local Innovyze representative for full upgrade information.
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.
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Sunday, August 23, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
------------------------ Build 5.1.010 (08/05/15) ------------------------- Source Engine Updates: 1. A modified version of Green-Ampt infiltration (MODIFIED GREEN AMPT) was added that no longer redistributes upper zone moisture deficit during low rainfall events. The original authors of SWMM's Green-Ampt model have endorsed this modified version. It will produce more infiltration for storm events that begin with low rainfall intensities, such as the SCS design storm distributions. 2. A new type of weir, a ROADWAY weir, has been added. It models roadway overtopping using the FHWA HDS-5 method and would typically be used in parallel with a culvert conduit. 3. Rule premises can now test whether a link has been open (or closed) for a specific period of time. See the Help file for more details. 4. Unsaturated hydraulic conductivity ("K") was added to the list of variables that can be used in a user-supplied groundwater flow equation. 5. A bug introduced in update 2 of release 5.1.008 that failed to include infiltration from LID units into the groundwater routine was fixed. 6. A bug that failed to properly initialize the flag indicating that one or more LID controls was initially wet was fixed. 7. Duplicate printing of the first line of an LID detailed report file was corrected. 8. The Hargreaves evaporation formula was modified to use a 7-day running average of daily temperatures, instead of just single day values, as recommended by the formula's authors. 9. Daily potential evapotranspiration (PET) was added as a system output variable. 10. The qualrout.c module was refactored to make it more compact and easier to follow. 11. Storage seepage and evaporation losses are now based on the storage volume at the end, not the start, of the prior time step. 12. The command line used to build the engine included in the "makefile" for the GNU C/C++ compiler was corrected to include the OpenMP libraries.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Abbotsford BC Selects DemandAnalyst to Power Its Smart Water Network
DemandAnalyst Will Compute Accurate, Customer-Specific Water Usage Patterns Directly from AMIs for Real-Time Modeling and Management of Abbotsford Water Distribution System
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, August 18, 2015
Commenting on the expanded solution, Jeff Cowburn, Hydraulic Network Specialist for Abbotsford said, “Today, the water industry faces unique challenges. The need for water conservation, data accuracy and timeliness, operational efficiency and maintenance of distribution system hydraulic and water quality integrity has never been more pressing. Innovyze smart water modeling solutions give us the power tools we need to help us effectively manage our water distribution system in real time. These capabilities are powerful aids in improving our water system performance and resiliency and reducing inefficiencies.”
Water distribution network modeling is the most effective and viable way of predicting system behavior to help solve a variety of design, operational and water quality problems. One critical tool for ensuring reliable network model predictions is the accurate estimation of daily water demands. DemandAnalyst is designed expressly to give water utilities the accurate real-time water demand estimates and diurnal variations they need to power their distribution network models. Armed with a better understanding of their systems’ spatial and temporal patterns of water use, water utility planners can better optimize system operations and capital planning, improve conservation measures, minimize leakage and energy consumption, meet regulatory compliance and deliver superior customer service.
Accurately determining water consumption and its spatial and temporal distribution throughout the water network is a key element of real-time modeling. Network models are loaded with customer-specific (e.g., commercial, residential, industrial) demands at the network nodes. All supporting sources, distribution pipelines and available storage within the water distribution system contribute to meeting these nodal demands. Most water utilities record water consumption data manually on a monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly basis. This infrequent data collection is sufficient for billing purposes, but provides limited information on actual water consumption behavior, leakage, and seasonal variation — data needed for real-time network modeling.
Smart meters connected to data loggers enable continuous monitoring of water consumption, providing sufficient data points to help determine water usage patterns. Loaded with advanced data management, correlation and analytics, DemandAnalyst fully automates the process of calculating and allocating nodal demands and their diurnal patterns directly from smart meters. It lets water utilities go beyond metering and billing to true intelligent water management. This is the ultimate approach to developing the most efficient and reliable drinking water distribution system and minimizing non-revenue water.
DemandAnalyst is built atop ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, California) as a complementary module of the industry-leading InfoWater smart network modeling solution. Extremely easy to learn and use, it can be installed, up and running in just a few minutes on a utility’s local computer.
“The City of Abbotsford has always been at the forefront of smart water network modeling innovation,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, Innovyze’s President, COO and Chief Technical Officer. “We’re proud to know that our industry-leading solutions will continue to be helping this progressive enterprise leverage its GIS and AMI investment to optimize the operation and management of its water distribution system and better serve its customers.”
About InnovyzeInnovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.
Innovyze Contact:Rajan RayDirector of Marketing and Client Service Manager
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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