Integrated Data Management and Network Performance Analytics Software
Visenti’s View platform is an Internet of Things (IoT) solution with analytics built for water networks. It is a scalable system that manages data supplied by a variety of sensors installed on water systems, such as: flow-rate, level, volume totalizer, pressure (transient and baseline), water quality and automated customer meters.
View™ provides a wide range of real-time analytical capabilities to monitor, detect and notify on anomalies related to pressure variations, night flow, water quality issues, demand fluctuations and consumer-level Non-Revenue-Water (NRW) tracking for revenue protection. When deployed to monitor the entire water network, View™ serves as an essential IoT system to monitor the performance of the network and swiftly respond in case of anomalies.
Utilities source multi-vendor equipment and use multi-vendor GIS, SCADA, Billing and Asset Management systems. On top of this, utilities must deal with a variety of visualization, database and analytics packages. Visenti’s View™ platform is here to help by integrating data from different sensing and management systems into a single platform, delivering uniﬁed analytics and visualizations throughout your organization. You can focus on running the water network while View™ delivers you the right data and analytics at the right time and in the right format – 24/7.
The View™ platform helps with resolving the multi-vendor dilemma.
- Sensor Data Management
- Integrates SCADA and GIS data
- GIS-MAP based Visualization
- Interactive Dashboards
- Customizable Reports
- Customer Analytics
- Water Balance
- Demand Analytics
- Asset Management Views
- Smart Alerts (Email, SMS)
- Operational Impact Assessment
The View™ platform has been built to use industry standard security features. For on-premise deployments, Visenti follows the server hardening and security protocol requirements of our customers, based on their regions and respective regulations. If the customer choses a Cloud-based deployment, we will use the Amazon Web Services Cloud located in the nearest region to the customer. Amazon Cloud’s security architecture is built to meet the requirements of the most security sensitive organizations*.
Various analytical modules in the View™ platform provide a variety of views for real-time visualization, alert monitoring, asset display, GIS based displays, custom dashboards, pressure transient visualizations, display of pipes at risk of failure, and various network-level views such as:
- Network-wide pressure heat-map,
- Hydraulic simulation results and impact assessment (e.g., effects of valve closure, pipe isolation, ﬂushing) and
- Water age heat-maps.
View™ provides effective means to track the performance of the sensors network installed at all levels, ranging from sensor failures, issues with actual readings sent by the sensors and the health of the communications network.
Where ﬂow meter data is available from the boundaries of a District Metered Area (DMA), View™ provides a comprehensive water balance online calculator for the purpose of detecting emerging water losses inside the DMA.
To avoid over or under evaluation of unaccounted-for-water, the system provides statistical predictions/corrections for faulty or missing meter readings, taking into account the consumption patterns and weather effects in the DMA.
View™ then processes the ﬂow meter data and compares that with the total consumption in the system. A growing disparity between the two measurements is ﬁrst corrected by taking into account faulty meters before any alarm is raised. This smart water balance approach helps in dramatically reducing the number of false positive alerts.
Through dedicated analytics on AMRs, View™ learns the end water consumer patterns and determines the expected consumption on various trend scales such as daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and yearly. Statistical algorithms are then applied to detect anomalies, trends and useful insights such as:
- Top-N Accounts Revenue Protection
- Usage on Inactive
- Unreported Usage
- Night-flow Tracking
- Demand Correlation with weather
- Comparative Demand Analytics
provides a dashboard to view anomalies related to pressure, ﬂow, water quality and acoustics.
Simulate impact of ﬁeld operations such as pipe isolation, valve operations, ﬂushing, addition of demand and other complex what-if scenarios. This helps with understanding the impact of such operations on the network in terms of impacted customers, low pressure areas and water quality concerns. Simulate before operation to avoid unintended consequences.