26-Nov-2016 WITS in WIPAC Monthly

WIPAC (Water Industry Process Automation and Control) is a cross-industry group whose aim is to promote greater and better targeted use of instrumentation, process control and automation, in order to improve the efficiency of water & wastewater networks and treatment.

In the latest WIPAC newsletter, the editor Oliver Grievson has written a great article about ‘Smart Water’ entitled ‘How does the Water Industry make “smart” Business as Usual?’. The article can be […]

25-Nov-2016 Renew your WITS-PSA Subscription Online!

WITS-PSA members can now easily renew their subscription online

The WITS-PSA has partnered with PayPal to enable online subscription renewals. WITS-PSA corporate members can now easily access PayPal to pay the annual subscription fee by clicking on the “Renew Your Membership Online” link under the “Members” menu.

PayPal allows users to pay with an existing PayPal balance or any major debit/credit card.

The WITS-PSA has made this move in response to membership requests to expand […]

21-Nov-2016 Application for Verification and Self-Certification

Earlier this year the Committee announced that testing has to be done using the WITS Test Specification when applying for Verification or Self-Certification of vendor devices.

Applicants should note that the Test Specification instructs the tester to present their test results by completing the tables in the WITS Test Specification itself.

Update application forms are available for download from the web site.

The WITS Test Specification is available for purchase as before from the WITS Secretary.

17-Nov-2016 WITS-IOT Presented at the WWEM 2016 / IWA Event

The WITS-PSA presented our WITS-IOT project at the IWA event held as part of the WWEM (Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring) 2016 exhibition and conference. WWEM 2016 was held at the International Centre in Telford, England on 2nd and 3rd November.

Our presentation went down well with the attendees and speakers alike. Very encouraging feedback. We really enjoyed the show this year and look forward to presenting again and seeing WITS-IOT devices […]

14-Nov-2016 WITS Cited in an ISA Article About DNP3 in Water Applications

WITS has been cited in an article in the ISA Water/Wastewater Industry Division Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter

Philip Aubin (a WITS member for Schneider Electric) has had an article published in ISA Water / Wastewater Industry Division Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter entitled “DNP3 Communications for Water and Wastewater Applications” which may be of interest to other WITS members.

The article is primarily about the use of DNP3 in water and wastewater applications. The content of the piece […]

11-Nov-2016 Helping Users Overcome Issues in Using Field Devices

Helping Users Overcome Issues in Using Field Devices

As a WITS user, there are a number of things to think about before trying to use a Field Device against your Master Station. These things can include:

– Making sure the Field Device has the correct capabilities by reading the device profile.
– Ensuring the Field Device is interoperable with your master station; maybe the versions are not compatible (for example a Field Device only supporting WITS 1.3 […]

10-Nov-2016 WITS-IOT Blog

WITS-IOT is a complimentary protocol being developed by the WITS PSA to sit alongside WITS-DNP3, extending the reach of Telemetry systems down to smaller low-cost devices.

The basic concept is explained in this brief video:
WITS-IOT video

To go along with this development, we are keeping a blog up to date with current events during the development of the protocol:

We are going to be reaching out to the wider WITS community soon along with […]

4-Nov-2016 WITS Expo 2016 – What Happened?

WITS Expo 2016

The WITS Expo is over and it was a great success.

We had 91 attendees listening to our ideas and direction for the WITS protocols. We gave an update on where WITS is now, why you should adopt WITS and what needs WITS-DNP3 is failing to satisfy. We talked about the WITS-DNP3 roadmap and what we are doing to update WITS-DNP3 in the short to medium term.

Finally we talked about WITS-IOT, our new […]

3-Nov-2016 Tips for Reading a Device Profile

Tips for Reading a Device Profile

Mark Davison from Terzo Digital has written an interesting and detailed article about reading device profiles.

You can read it here or read the original post here.

Thanks, Mark!

2-Nov-2016 Master Station and WITS Versions

Master Station and WITS Versions

Mark Davison from Terzo Digital has written a great article explaining which versions of WITS-DNP3 are supported by the two fully verified WITS Master Stations.

You can find it in the Certification menu or a from direct link here!