Innovyze Launches Smart Water System
Innovyze, which creates business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, has released Infinity System for smart water network operations and management.
Combining a server-side database for the collection and storage of time-series data and comprehensive data modeling with high-performance analytics, Infinity System enables control room operators, engineers and planners to continuously drive innovation and make the best possible decisions about their water, wastewater, stormwater, river and combined networks, the company says.
Using high-performance data mining, predictive modeling and analytics, forecasting and optimization, Infinity System is engineered to help water utilities meet the growing demand for intelligent use of real-time data to gain rapid, accurate insights; pinpoint critical events; respond to varying operating conditions such as fluctuations in demand and changing weather patterns; predict future events; make forward-looking and proactive decisions; select the best courses of action; mitigate negative impacts; and monitor assets to efficiently deliver the quality of service customers expect.
It also better equips utilities to understand their water and energy usage, set realistic targets for both water and energy conservation, and monitor progress toward those goals, Innovyze says.
Infinity System provides a way to create fast, accurate analytical models based on large volumes of data, look for statistical patterns in that data that suggest significant correlations and trends, and forecast probable problems and events, giving users insights and enabling them to make decisions based on modeled results. Users can also quickly initiate real-time water balancing to identify system leaks (and calculate non-revenue water) and select any set of questions to be asked of the time-series database without learning complex query languages and programming concepts or having a deep understanding of underlying database structures.
Within the Infinity System web interface, operators can use the Dashboard page to view results in simple tabular and rich graphical forms. The Ask page allows them to create new questions such as, “What were the five lowest pressures in a zone in the last week, and where did they occur?” or, “What are the minimum daily inflows for each zone, and how have they varied over the last month?” The Track page provides continuous, graphical monitoring of changes to observed, aggregated and user-transformed data streams, while the Display page provides geolocation of data streams and the ability to view and edit their values. Connect, Modify and Import/Export pages complete the comprehensive web interface, delivering the ability to define data streams, add them to streamlists, and back up and transfer stream definitions and data.
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