The VTScada Blog: All Things SCADA

Looking Beyond Voice Modems in SCADA Systems

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[…]

SCADA Graphics

How do you like your SCADA graphics?

The story of an HMI display that stops folks in the aisle. This is the VTScada booth where we demonstrate our monitoring and control software at national water and wastewater exhibitions like WEFTEC and AWWA ACE. Looking like a two-story spaceship, our booth houses a fully-functional SCADA system that includes five redundant operator/developer workstations and[…]

SCADA Drones

Here Come the SCADA Drones!

Engineering students at the University of Alberta use drones and video analytics to detect abnormal objects at remote SCADA sites and raise alarms in VTScadaLIGHT software. The timestamps of these alarms allow operators to locate the relevant clip from hours of recorded video. VTScadaLIGHT, a free version of Trihedral’s award winning monitoring and control software,[…]

Tap Water to Traffic Monitoring

Tap Water to Traffic Monitoring

Sevierville, Tennessee is the hometown of internationally known entertainer Dolly Parton and is a popular gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Located in Eastern Tennessee, the city has a population of 16,500 residents and is visited by 16 million tourists per year.  In 2013, the city purchased VTScada for monitoring of their water and wastewater[…]

Standardization is Key to a Sustainable SCADA System

Standardization is Key to a Sustainable SCADA System

A Profile of Strathcona County, AB Strathcona County is comprised of several thriving communities totaling over 98,000 residents within the Edmonton Metropolitan Area. The Utilities Department is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the water and wastewater systems located within Sherwood Park and in various rural hamlets throughout the County. In 2016, the County[…]