News from the Protocol Standards Association.

11-Oct-2018 A report on the WITS Plugfest of October 2018

Introduction

On Tuesday 9th October 2018 at the Green Park Conference centre in Reading, WITS held another WITS-DNP3 Protocol plugfest. The event was kindly hosted by Russ Wheadon of Thames Water. This plugfest built on the success of the January 2018 plugfest which was hosted by Jerry Trowbridge of Northumbrian Water; you can read more on that plugfest here. In a similar way to the January meeting, a WITS User Meeting was […]

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28-Sep-2018 SCADA World Summit: WITS Presented

The 8th SCADA World Summit 2018, London, May 7-10

The SCADA World Summit series of conferences are held in different parts of the world. Jim Baker, a WITS Governance Committee member and member of the DNP3 Technical Committee, was invited to present at the 2018 conference in London.

Jim’s presentation comprised two parts: the first part was a workshop on the development of the WITS protocol culminating in the WITS-IoT project. This was received well […]

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29-Jun-2018 October Plugfest (“OctoberFest”) Date Announcement

October 2018 Plugfest Date Announcement

Following the successful WITS Plugfest in January 2018 (see the article on the WITS website ), I would like to invite you to the next WITS Plugfest hosted by Thames Water in Reading on Tuesday 9th October 2018.

The plugfest in January was the first time we opened the event to both WITS vendors and WITS users, this was successful and will be repeated again this October. To facilitate this, the plugfest […]

18-Jun-2018 NIW WITS Telemetry Outstation Rollout

NI Water Telemetry provides monitoring (and in some cases control) of approximately 4,500 clean and wastewater assets. Telemetry not only provides alarm annunciation, local monitoring and control but also provides regulatory and operational data. There is a reliance on accurate and timely data being provided for business, operational purposes and for the security of customer water and wastewater facilities.

At each asset, signals are marshalled into a local Telemetry outstation e.g. pump status, valve status, […]

25-Apr-2018 Website updated to assist members

We have made some small adjustments to our website which we thought you should be informed of. Those adjustments are:

  • On the panel on the right of the website front page we have added a list of upcoming meetings. This will be kept up to date so that the meetings that are taking place can easily be seen by members. We are keen for members to be involved in these meetings should they wish […]

06-Feb-2018 WITS Plugfest Report (January 2018)

Introduction

After the success of the last WITS-DNP3 protocol plugfest in May 2017, a further plugfest was arranged for Wednesday January 17th 2018. Jerry Trowbridge of Northumbrian Water kindly booked the excellent Sjovoll Centre in Pity Me, close to Durham and the Northumbrian Water offices for both the plugfest and user meeting (which was held the day after). On the day, two large meeting rooms were joined together to provide a huge space […]

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18-Jan-2018 WITS Updates Coverage and Logo

Following increased interest from industries other than UK water in the WITS DNP3 protocol, the WITS PSA has decided to broaden the coverage of WITS from “Water Industry Telemetry Standards” to “Worldwide Industrial Telemetry Standards”.

Consequently, the WITS logo has been updated to reflect this change as shown below and on our updated website.

The logo change:

WITS Protocol   becomes  

17-Jan-2018 WITS Plugfest Day

WITS Plugfest Day Today

WITS-DNP3 Vendors and users from across the UK have come together at the Sjovoll Centre, Durham. Everyone has brought their latest hardware, firmware and software to test WITS-DNP3 implementations.  Engineers from Servelec, Schneider, Xylem, Pulsar, Technolog, Metasphere, Brodersen and Softing are here among others to test and improve their systems.

We have representatives from a number of WITS user organisations and their consultants to assist and oversee the work.

WITS-IoT will be presented […]

15-Jan-2018 WITS Tickets now published in Members Library

A prioritised list of open tickets is now available for inspection by members in the Members Library.

The WITS PSA maintains a ticketing system in which all issues raised against the WITS PSA are recorded. These issues can be, for example, issues related to the WITS-DNP3 protocol implementation, issues related to user configuration of their systems, issues of documentation or suggestions for improvement The system acts as a central repository, ensuring that no issues are […]

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12-Jan-2018 WITS at the Global Leakage Summit 2018

WITS Member speaking on the use of WITS at the Global Leakage Summit 2018

Graham Nasby of Guelph Water in Canada will be speaking at the Global Leakage Summit 2018. The Summit is on Tuesday 13th March and Wednesday 14th March in London, UK. You can read more about the summit here.

Graham will be presenting on Guelph Water’s use of the WITS-DNP3 Protocol to efficiently collect pressure and flow data from District Metered Areas […]