What is SCADA’s role in Industry 4.0?
August 6, 2019
The term Industry 4.0 was first mentioned at the Hannover Trade Fair in 2011. Experts proclaimed that a new Industrial Revolution had arrived, driven by automation, communication and the internet. A flag was planted and smart industrial manufacturing...
Data, Doctor Who and Utilities
July 15, 2019
The Xylem Data Science team (XDS) has invented a methodology for making sure that our data science isn't just correct at any moment in time, but that we can recapitulate (ideally) the entire history of any given research project quantitatively. (Part 1 of 2)
Every electric AMI RFP should address these four topics
July 8, 2019
Many utilities are in the exploration phase of upgrading their AMR or first-generation AMI system. Often these systems performed their original job requirements admirably and helped the utility move towards a more efficient business model. But, technology is continually moving forward.
There are many ways utilities can leverage the smart home
June 10, 2019
Speakers, TV’s, security systems, thermostats, doorbells, vacuums and a host of other devices are now connected to the internet, have an app, and can be integrated with various home automation solutions. The Internet of Things is here. This trend...
Solicited vs. Unsolicited Data Acquisition: Which Camp are You?
May 7, 2019
At a utility, SCADA is the undisputed champion and data is of paramount importance. (After all, the last two letters stand for “Data Acquisition”.) In the SCADA world, standards for controls and data acquisition is not just requested, it’s an expectation.
SCADA 101: What is SCADA?
April 9, 2019
Electric, water and gas utilities all depend on SCADA, but what is it really? Officially it stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. Most often when we think of electric, water and gas, we think of the metering, billing and revenue collection side of the business.
12 Ways to Get More Out of Your AMI Network
January 30, 2019
If you ask your neighbor to describe the local electric utility, I doubt you would hear the words “technologically sophisticated”. Utilities are plagued with a public perception that doesn’t necessarily match reality. However, for the past decade, utilities have been experiencing a metamorphosis...