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03-Jun-2019 A report on the WITS PlugFest of May 2019


On Tuesday 14th May 2019 at Lingley Mere Business Park near Warrington, WITS held another WITS Protocol plugfest. The event was kindly hosted by Jim Blower of United Utilities. This plugfest followed the October 2018 plugfest which was hosted by Russ Wheedon of Thames Water; you can read more on that plugfest here. In a similar fashion to the October meeting, a WITS User Meeting was planned for Wednesday 15th May, […]

16-Oct-2018 WITS-IoT Protocol published at version 1.0

Executive Summary

WITS-IoT is a new protocol from the WITS PSA (Protocol Standards Association). WITS-IoT is aimed at lower power, less expensive devices and provides an application layer veneer on standard IoT technology. Although the application level functions provided by the protocol stem from its inception in the UK Water industry, it is broadly applicable to general telemetry within the entire Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). So, for example, the protocol functions include reading […]

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


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 […]

By |October 11th, 2018|News, PSA News|1 Comment|

14-Jun-2018 WITS-DNP3 V3.0 Master Station Timescales

Version 3.0 of WITS-DNP3 was released sometime ago. However, up till this point, neither Master Station supported that later version. At the last WITS Strategy Meeting in May 2018 at NIW in Belfast, both Master Station manufacturers were asked to come prepared to discuss their rollout plans and when WITS-DNP3 version 3.0 may feature in those plans.

We are pleased to announce that both Master Station manufacturers have WITS 3.0 on their development horizons. At […]

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)


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 […]

By |February 5th, 2018|News, PSA News|1 Comment|

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 […]

By |January 15th, 2018|News, PSA News|0 Comments|