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Introduction Hardware and Software Requirements New in Version 10.2 Coming in Version 11 Integration and Experience Licensing and Architecture Field Device Connectivity Small Application Fundamentals Efficient Integration Techniques Networked Applications Business Systems Connectivity
Background 25 years developing HMI software Global customer base Corporate Offices Canada Scotland United States
Mobile Internet Client (MIC) for smart phones and tablets SlippyMaps Tag hierarchy Distributed Historian Support Redesigned security manager with user group support Application Version Control Improved Alarm Dialler Acknowledgements
More than 150 water/wastewater Integrators throughout North America South America Europe Australia The Middle East Trihedral provides Wonderware, iFix, Fix32 database conversion services
Serial (wired) Radio Dial-up Cellular Satellite Ethernet (wired and wireless) Mixed
Protocol Drivers Industry standard (Modbus, DF1, etc) Proprietary Report-by-exception (BSAP, DNP3, text messaging, etc) Time-stamped Data-loggers Telemetry/Polling Methodology Standard - Base station PLC used for site-to-site comms. Advanced – Eliminate base station Online tuning of polling cycle Ease of troubleshooting Fast poll mode for selected stations
Provide software functionality to eliminate hardware Use hardware resources efficiently Include all software components in an integrated package The result Reduced hardware cost and maintenance Reduced system complexity/component interdependencies Improved reliability
A VTScada tag represents a variable value Tags are the primary building block of SCADA applications All VTScada software licenses are sold by tag limit rather than page limit Systems can start with a small tag limit and expand over time
Full installation (thick) license Required where; Running services (I/O drivers, historian, alarm server, Internet server) Developing applications Supporting optional components (alarm dialer, OPC server, etc) Thin client –i.e. browser-base client Used for; Remote monitoring and control (laptops, tablets, handheld devices) Concurrent access by a pooled group of clients
Runtime – Any situation where development is not required. Includes Full Development – Includes Runtime license features. Used in any situation where application development tasks will be performed Feature MonitoringControlAlarms ReportingSecurityI/O Drivers HistorianTrendingData export Polling managementOperator logbook
Optional Components – Can be added to a Full Installation license OptionDescription Internet Serverautomatically added when thin clients purchased OPC Server3 rd party connectivity to VTS real-time data ODBC DriverSQL connectivity to VTS Historian and real-time data Web Services3 rd party connectivity to VTS functionality and data Version Controlcan only be added to Full Development license Alarm Dialervoice, email, text message alarm callout
VTS Internet Client Same graphical displays and features as Runtime license Cannot be used for any VTS services VTS Mobile Internet Client Text interface for use on handheld devices Monitoring, control, alarms management Mapping interface
A single installation installs all basic SCADA features The VTScada License is a 25 character software key (no hardware dongles in most countries.) Defines Tag limit Runtime or Full Development All options the customer has purchased The pool of Thin Clients As a result, adding new options and Thin Clients or increasing the tag limit is as easy as installing a new key.
Version 10 - Supporting Efficient, Smart Integration
Example LS046_P1RunStat (Lift station 46 Pump 1 Running Status)
Common equipment and processes reduce installation, training and maintenance costs Common equipment and processes have typical instrumentation with similar monitoring and control requirements Equipment is generally standardized by manufacturer (e.g. All liftstations at utility XYZ use Flygt pumps) There will always be anomalies. Not everything can be standardized.
Common configurations (tags, interfaces) reduce development, training and maintenance costs Common equipment and process tags can be represented by VTScadas Parent/Child tag methodology SCADA standardization is more flexible than the real world, allowing equipment serving the same purpose (e.g. Lift station pumps) to be represented the same even if they are from different manufacturers There will always be anomalies. Not everything can be standardized.
Tags are structured in a clear, ordered manner Graphics support the tag structures Where anomalies exist, they are easily addressed through copy/paste tools The Moral: Good planning upfront can significantly reduce integration time.
Physically separated backup for efficient computer resource use Application in focus Georgetown, KY Automated Intellution database conversion Water plant, WW treatment plants, lift stations, and water towers SCADAPacks, Master ScadaPack 32, Microhard Spectra 900 spread spectrum radios In house development OPC Server
Autonomous control – Centralized management Application in focus Colchester, NS Centralized monitoring and control of 4 separate WWTP applications Central server capable of backup I/O server functionality
Autonomous control – Centralized management Application in focus Sacramento, CA Shared security, and development platform Distributed historian Each location can function independently if WAN unavailable
Our developers, programmers, and engineers provide the most accessible, reliable and comprehensive support in the industry. Standard Phone and email Remote Access Available Upon Request Onsite support 24/7 support
"As long as Trihedral keeps offering this level of customer support, there will always be VTScada at Gainesville. Tom Wallace, Gainesville Regional Utilities, FL I can state unequivocally that 'providing quality products with exceptional services' is not only part of your (Trihedrals) mission statement, but that it really is part of your business culture." Craig Corzine, President, CSE Engineering Inc., CA "It paid for itself within half an hour of installation." Phil Porter, Plant Manager, Foster-Wheeler, CA "Absolutely, Trihedral is the way to go. I tell everybody that. I wouldnt even look at anyone else. The support that I receive and the functionality I get from the system are more than I could have asked for. Mark Utesch, SCADA Instrumentation, City of Altamonte Springs, FL