PRESS RELEASE – “SCADA as a service”(SaaS)
Frazier Engineering has chosen au2mation to provide a solution to support remote monitoring of their customer’s rain gauge systems across the southeast USA.
“We needed a solution that would be easy to deploy and required minimal support and maintenance.” said Mark Lambert, Project Manager at Frazier Engineering.
The solution utilizes a cloud-based “SCADA as a service”(SaaS) called Palette, from UK company Metasphere. The benefits of SaaS for Frazier Engineering’s clients are substantial:
- A third party performs configuration, monitoring, backup,and other system management activities.
- The shared infrastructure – the computer servers and software that run the SCADA – reduces the cost to Frazier Engineering and their customers.
- The fixed annual costs covering all aspects of the service, which limits chances for equipment breakdown and replacement, help with budgeting and planning.
- No special software is required to access the system and its data.
Point Data Loggers
The Point data loggers, also from Metasphere, deployed on each site were battery powered and included a built-in cellular modem. Configuration and commissioning is completed in a matter of minutes and the battery lasts 5 years or more, reducing the need for periodic maintenance visits. According to Mark Lambert: “Reducing time on site, whether for commissioning or maintenance, saves us a lot of money and frees up our personnel to be more proactive, providing a better service to our customers.”
About Frazier Engineering
Frazier Engineering focuses on sewer system evaluation surveys (SSES), sewer flow monitoring, sewer rehabilitation design and construction management, and sewer system planning and design. Based in North Carolina, Frazier Engineering supports customers across the southeast USA. For more information visit http://www.frazier-engineering.com
au2mation delivers business value to customers through the application of automation in a three step process – supervize, analyze and optimize. To deliver this process au2mation provides consultancy, design, implementation, supply and support services using its own resources and in partnership with key alliances. For more information visit http://au2mation.com