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Four things to consider before self-hosting your SCADA system

Posted by Doug Watt on Jul 18, 2018 10:56:13 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 2:24:00 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 9:15:00 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 10:25:03 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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