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Pipe Lines Quarterly Newsletter

Pipe Lines is a quarterly newsletter by Data Flow Systems, Inc., where we bring you the latest information on our products and solutions. Read about Data Flow Systems' latest news, upcoming events and recent successes, product updates and technology tips for end users.

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March 2015

Providing exemplary customer service is a top priority at DFS and we are committed to achieving this goal! In Memory of Karl Bossert 1941-2015 Read this issue...

June 2014

In this issue we discuss how you can take ownership of your SCADA System through DFS operator training. Read this issue...

October 2013

In this issue we announce a reconditioning process designed to improve the speed of the TCU repair cycle. Topics also covered are RTU Panel Fabrication Services, using HT3 Mobile to solve Java Problems, and the 2014 User Group and Symposium. Read this issue...

July 2013

In this issue we announce the release of numerous 3D type template HMI screens designed specifically for the Telemetry Control Unit (TCU) pump controller. Read this issue...

April 2013

In this issue we discuss incorporating security cameras into your TAC II SCADA System and announce the release of a new DVR feature. Read this issue...

January 2013

In this issue we explain an optional update to expand the image library in HT3. The update will include 700+ resizable images to improve your custom screen building options. We are also delighted to announce that Northeast Integration, Inc. has joine Read this issue...

October 2012

In this issue we review the RDP180-C Cellular SCADA System, and announce the winner of the HMI Screen Building Contest. We also remind those affected by the FCC Narrow-Banding 2013 rule change to act now if you haven't already. Read this issue...

July 2012

In this issue we review the capabilities provided by our HT3 Mobile product and the benefits expressed by two of its users. We also present a “green” news announcement and another helpful tech tip. Read this issue...

April 2012

In this issue we review certain aspects of the radio study process associated with our guaranteed radio link designs. In addition, the tech tip outlines the requirements necessary when configuring a TCU for automatic download. Read this issue...

January 2012

In this issue we feature a new layout, content theme, and look back on our 30 years in SCADA. We also unveil a 2012 Training Campaign that features reduced pricing, two fixed-course-sizes, and on-site training costs for regional areas in Florida. Read this issue...

October 2011

Change the way you think about bubblers! DFS introduces TBU360. This low-cost well level solution has a footprint that is less than 10% of a typical bubbler system. Read this issue...

March 2011

At DFS, we not only offer the SCADA products you need, we also offer experienced engineering design, automation & control, and integration services. Read this issue...

December 2010

What does 4-Log Virus Inactivation do for you? This program allows for your operations staff to have the HSS be an extra set of hands to make sure that your water quality remains at its peak. Read this issue...

September 2010

Two new reports have been added to HT3 - Min Max Avg allows for a quick review of parameters such as pressure or flow; Snapshot, which provides data at 15 minute intervals, is particularly suited for reviewing chlorine, pH, and turbidity levels. Read this issue...

June 2010

With the addition of the energy meter, and a bit of creative thinking and programming, the City of Winter Park now has another tool in their arsenal in the continuing effort to be as efficient with their resources as possible. Read this issue...

March 2010

Every second of every day, your Hyper SCADA Server is gathering hundreds or even thousands of bits of valuable information. The use of custom HMI screens can provide a visual interpretation of the data every time a change occurs. Read this issue...

January 2010

Another year has passed, and the product engineers at DFS have presented us with myriad improvements. A major upgrade to our system software HT3 is on the verge of release. Increased security, faster screen generation, better graphics, and more tools Read this issue...

September 2009

DFS announces HT3 Mobile, a mobile device interface for the HyperTAC SCADA software. HT3 Mobile lets users interact with their SCADA system from a smart mobile device such as an Apple® iPhone™, Blackberry® Storm™, or Palm® Pre™. Read this issue...

June 2009

DFS has offered solar powered RTUs for many years. Due to efficiency improvements in solar panels and battery technology, these units are advantageously priced to provide enormous amounts of data for stormwater engineers and scientists Read this issue...

March 2009

The City of Mascotte, Florida could no longer maintain their aging SCADA system and its manufacturer offered no solutions. More and more often, they were forced to operate in manual mode. DFS' system engineering department recommended an approach Read this issue...

December 2008

In the face of all these challenges, utilities are responding with better management practices, improved techniques, additional training for operations staff, and better tools, such as SCADA systems that allow for both better response to alarm situat Read this issue...

September 2008

A day in the life of today’s water and wastewater operators is filled with mountains of data, an occasional crisis, and sometimes, moments of boredom from performing repetitive tasks. Most operators today have the support of a SCADA system to take c Read this issue...

March 2008

Twenty-seven years ago, when Data Flow Systems came to life, we rose to prominence on our capabilities to build the best lift station SCADA available. In fact, we are the largest supplier of collection system SCADA in the State of Florida. An area t Read this issue...

December 2007

Whether the project in question is the monitoring. and/or control of a wastewater lift station, a water well, or the complete automation of a water or wastewater plant, all of the following steps apply in varying degrees. Read this issue...

September 2007

As we know, any point that is configured in a Data Flow Hyper SCADA Server can also be configured to alarm. This simplicity of design brings great benefits to the table. Alarms can assist an operator to become more efficient through his/her daily rou Read this issue...

June 2007

Read about our agreement with Longwatch Systems, Inc to add the video recording functionality of their Remote Video Engine to provide a complete video security package as an add-on feature to both new and existing DFS systems in the field. Read this issue...

March 2007

This issues highlights how you can maximize your system's capabilities, including implementing pump and flow management, using the hardware and software already present in your Hyper SCADA Server. Read this issue...

December 2006

“The secrets are in the details” is a phrase that guides the daily operation of our Systems Engineers. Read how DFS' Systems Engineering Department translates real-world requirements into a successful SCADA solution and see what they can do for your Read this issue...

September 2006

Read how extensive research by DFS Service Technician Mike Weaver and the DFS service team helped Fernandina Beach overcome communication problems. The Chief Water Plant Operator at FBU reports that the system is running better than ever. Read this issue...

June 2006

Training can be defined as “having acquired necessary skills by undergoing a courseof study.” At Data Flow Systems, we consider this to be a crucial part of each of the systems we supply. Read this issue...

March 2006

Our solution line has expanded over the past 25+ years to include both analog and digital monitoring and control modules, PLCs, and purpose-built units such as the Telemetry Control Unit (TCU) and the Hyper SCADA Server (HSS). Read this issue...

December 2005

In our premier issue we take a brief look at the all-new PLC033 Programmable Logic Controller scheduled for release in the next quarter. Read this issue...