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Zedi Automation as a Service, because juggling is for the circus

Posted by Doug Watt on May 8, 2019 1:16:46 PM

Maybe you’ve declared your intention to automate your production. That’s great. It’s a growing trend and it will really boost efficiency. But the jury is still out on whether to do it in-house or to let us do it for you.

I have a question that may clarify that decision for you:

What are you good at?

You’re good at evaluating leases, considering how to economically produce a field and to get that oil and gas to market. If you were to jump into field automation in-house, what would that look like in terms of hiring, training and implementing?

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Tank monitoring is simple with Zedi Automation as a Service

Posted by Doug Watt on Mar 21, 2019 12:43:00 PM

Do-it-yourself field automation sounds great until you realize all the mind-bending decisions involved.

I think of this when I go to a favorite restaurant—a fast-casual place where you line up in front of a massive menu board loaded with salads, sandwiches, soups, potatoes and…..on and on.

It’s obvious whenever the person in front of me is a first-timer. Eyes wide, hands shaking, lips moving without a sound. Maybe they’re praying. Because I felt that way on my first couple of visits, I can help them. I know how to navigate the menu.

The team at Zedi know how to navigate the field automation menu, including tank monitoring, because we’ve ordered before. We know the secret ingredients of sensors, the special sauce of communication links and the table setting of data storage and reporting. In short, you sit down, take care of your work—and we’ll order for you.

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Best of 2018 Zedi Access updates [Infographic]

Posted by Doug Watt on Dec 5, 2018 12:53:00 PM

Our accomplished team of developers and IIoT experts drive our innovative platform enhancements to give you
leading-edge data to promote your production, profits and sustainability to new heights.

In this infographic we decided on our favorite Zedi Access updates for 2018, we hope these are some of your favorites too! [Infographic]

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Four things to consider before self-hosting your SCADA system

Posted by Doug Watt on Jul 18, 2018 11:56:13 AM

Awhile back a friend decided to replace a leaky faucet himself and save some money. He thought the faucet was screwed on, so he grabbed a wrench and started twisting away.

After a couple of turns the faucet broke off, spewing water everywhere. It was sweated instead of screwed on, so he had to turn off all the water to the house and then call a plumber to fix his mistake. It would’ve been faster and simpler to have farmed out the work in the first place. Read More

Want all your data in the palm of your hand? Let’s talk about Zedi Go

Posted by Doug Watt on Feb 6, 2018 3:24:00 PM

I had an interesting conversation with my young son the other day—about how phones used to be.

Remember? Wired to the wall. Trapped by that wire.

The huge advance with the invention of the cordless phone that would let you roam all the way to the perimeter of your home or office—and permanently lose the handset under a couch cushion!

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Zedi is about to Go even further to serve you better

Posted by Doug Watt on Dec 11, 2017 10:15:00 AM

One of my favorite parts of the Zedi Go mobile app is the feedback button.

You might think, “But Doug, that doesn’t help as much as the fact that I can look at charts on my phone or tablet, then prioritize my work by the scale and location of problems. Or that I can change settings, upload readings directly to the server—and be more efficient in so many ways!”

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The Impact of Unplanned or Reactive Maintenance

Posted by Doug Watt on Mar 3, 2017 11:25:03 AM

The cost of unplanned maintenance activities such as replacing or repairing failed equipment is high; lost production, expensive labor (call outs, overtime) and damaged equipment adds up.

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