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News / June 12, 2012

Ignition Gets Data Flowing for Water District

Software is the Perfect Fit for Western Municipal Water District

Replacing a full supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system is a big undertaking, and for Western Municipal Water District, Ignition proved to be the best tool to get the job done.

The SCADA system at Western Municipal Water District’s southern California wastewater plant was no longer sufficient for their needs, so they asked Trimax Systems Inc. to implement a new solution. As a well-respected systems integration company, California-based Trimax takes pride in offering great integration services coupled with exceptional value to their customers.

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When Western Municipal approached Trimax Systems Inc. they requested that Trimax look into Ignition as a possible SCADA solution. Chris McLaughlin, director of operations at Trimax, recalls the request: “Western Municipal asked us to do a comparison between Ignition and Wonderware – the SCADA software we normally used. We were not familiar with Ignition at that point so our first thought was that there was no way Ignition was going to be better for the job than what we already had in mind.

“We did a 14-point, side-by-side comparison of the most important features that a good SCADA system needs to have; stuff like cost, capabilities, and com- pliance with modern IT standards. After we finished putting the list together we were surprised to see that Ignition was the clear winner. We realized that we should use Ignition for the Western Municipal project, as well as every other project we do.”

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