21-Apr-2016 Use of alternative test specifications

It has been decided by the WITS Committee that we can no longer accept applications for WITS certification unless the Testing has been done using the WITS Test Specification. The reason for this is that we do not have the resources for checking any alternative versions written by vendors for compliance to the standard.

The WITS Test Specification is available for purchase as before from the WITS Secretary at a price of £3,000.


21-Apr-2016 Clarification of WITS terms


 It has come to the notice of the Committee that the term WITS is being used to describe a number of different things in different situations, and therefore this note has been produced to clarify its use.


 A group was established to work together to produce common standards to be applied to telemetry for use by the water industry. These were called Water Industry Telemetry Standards or WITS

The first standard to be produced was the […]

21-Apr-2016 Updated WITS Release Log published

The Release log has been updated to reflect the new WITS Version 3.0

See the updated Release Log here.

21-Apr-2016 Road Map

With Version 3.0 of the Protocol having been published, the WITS Road Map has been updated to reflect this change.

See the Road Map here.

21-Apr-2016 Updated WITS Road Map published

A new Road Map for the Protocol has been issued to reflect the issue of Version 3.0 of the Protocol. You can access the Road Map here.

21-Apr-2016 WITS-DNP3 Protocol Version 3.0 released

Version 3.0 of the Protocol has now been released, merging all previous versions into a single one. In addition, Devices supporting WITS-DNP3 version 3.0 are now able to make use of the following enhancements:

  • Use the Protocol in an optimised manner when devices first establish a communications session, significantly reducing the number of message exchanges between the Master Station and the Field Devices.
  • Support enhanced logging features, allowing additional point logging to occur when the Field […]

21-Apr-2016 Notes on SWAN conference March 2016

On Tuesday April 4th 2016 Simon Harrison the WITS Chairman presented on behalf of WITS at the SWAN conference in London. SWAN (the Smart Water Networks Forum) is a worldwide industry forum promoting the use of data technologies in water networks, making them smarter, more efficient and more sustainable. The conference was well attended with around 200 attendees including companies in the water and smart water space, water companies from the UK […]

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