News from the Protocol Standards Association.
The Plugfests are a great way for vendors to test out their WITS devices’ latest firmware release against the current WITS compliant Master Stations, whilst also allowing users of the WITS devices to come along and see some of this testing first hand. Previous Plugfests had been held in places such as Durham, Nottingham, Reading and Warrington, but the most recent Plugfest was held at Northern Irelands National Football Stadium – Windsor Park on […]
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, […]
A change to WITS members’ interactions
The WITS forum is being retired in favour of using Slack
During the rollout and continued maintenance of the WITS-DNP3 protocol, the WITS-PSA introduced a forum to WITS. The forum is a website which allows members to post and read messages, also providing email notifications when new messages are posted.
The forum was heavily used by the WITS technical teams for the review and update of the Technical Bulletins which drove […]
WITS is not WITS?
When the original development of the WITS-DNP3 protocol was underway, some thought went into the selection of the WITS abbreviation so that we would not clash with other uses, which might be in the same area. In those days WITS stood for Water Industry Telemetry Standards, as the development of that early protocol was led by the UK Water Industry. Since then we have seen increased interest from […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]