Topic: Smart Infrastructure
It’s Time to Leave Outdated Utility Technology Behind
December 11, 2019
At the time, I didn’t realize it. But I had a very fortunate childhood. I lived a middle-class existence with parents that were willing to invest time and money to give me learning experiences that weren’t readily available to many of my classmates.
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...
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.