Innovyze SCADAWatch Generation V4.0 Delivers Real-Time Visibility of Non-Revenue Water and Critical Asset Performance, Taking Water Utilities to New Frontier in Decision Making Analytics
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, September 8, 2015 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of the V4.0 Generation ofSCADAWatch. This powerful “out of the box” network data management and business analytics and optimization solution for water distribution systems turns traditional offline analyses into real-time, actionable intelligence for better, faster decision making and insightful recommendations at key operational touchpoints.
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. It automatically generates comprehensive, high-fidelity performance reports and develops the optimal course of action based on specific performance objectives. 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).
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 utility operators must manually extract, piece together, comprehend and analyze static data. SCADAWatch eliminates these complex offline analyses challenges by enabling operators to instantly optimize business processes from the control room using high fidelity, real-time data and analytical techniques such as business rules and statistics — providing better leverage without impacting existing systems.
Now, by converting data from any source into informative knowledge and consolidating it in one central place,SCADAWatch V4.0 extends the power of water utility operators to support business process management by using self-adaptive processes and fully-customizable real-time business dashboards to gain an accurate view of real-time business performance. It enables water utilities to save time, monitor 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 interaction processes of the control room, automate and help optimize business performance, reduce operational costs and risk, and improve business responsiveness.
Using accurate network performance and operational information from real-time data, control room operators can 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 to 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.
The new version also serves as an indispensable modeling tool that will change the way water utilities worldwide use pressure, flow and tank level data to conduct zonal mass balance and water audits — delivering data that enables them 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 utility and usability 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.
Additional new features include the ability to display multiple dashboards simultaneously; share dashboards with any user in the organization; link with mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, and Android-based devices; and automatically connect to all meters simultaneously in bulk not just one at a time. Users can also graphically select any number of meters for further analysis; display meter readings directly on the map, not just in dashboards; and directly attach to any sensor linkage to pictures, pdfs, videos, etc.
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. The new version 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 new 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. Enhanced dashboards of user-selected KPIs and graphing and reporting capabilities allow users to continuously see how their water networks are performing at a glance; spot trends; and analyze, predict and manage impending operational events with greater confidence.
“SCADAWatch opens new doors to business process optimization and proactive decision making for water utilities worldwide by giving them a real-time visualization of asset performance on a dashboard,” 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. “This release delivers major innovations in real-time network monitoring and business analytics, providing water utilities a deep, comprehensive view into the health and operations of their water infrastructures and enabling them to optimize business performance. It greatly extends the power of big data to effectively support mission-critical network modeling applications. This is a must-have for improving not only the operational efficiency of water supply and distribution systems, but business responsiveness, customer service and the bottom line.”
Pricing and Availability
Upgrade to SCADAWatch V4.0 is now available worldwide by subscription. Subscription members can immediately download the new version free of charge directly from www.innovyze.com. The Innovyze Subscription Program is a friendly customer support and software maintenance program that ensures the longevity and usefulness of Innovyze products. It gives subscribers instant access to new functionality as it is developed, along with automatic software updates and upgrades. For the latest information on the Innovyze Subscription Program, visitwww.innovyze.com or contact your local Innovyze Channel Partner.
Revolutionary Version Greatly Extends the Power of Big Data to Effectively Support Mission-Critical Network Modeling Applications, Continuously Monitor Performance, Confidently Predict and Manage Failures/Opportunities, Gain Insight and Drive Operational Improvements
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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