Broomfield, Colorado, USA, June 10, 2014 — Representing a new paradigm for smart water network operations and management, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of Infinity System.
Combining a powerful 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.
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, highly 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.
Infinity System provides an easy 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 new valuable insights and enabling them to make reliable 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. Infinity System’s intuitive, user-friendly Web browser interface enables easy deployment, quick adoption by users, and complete platform independence across desktop computers and portable devices.
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.
The software’s rapid analysis capabilities are enabled by the same trusted, high performance Innovyze Workgroup Data Server used in the company’s InfoWorks ICM and InfoNet solutions. Increased efficiency is provided by ICM TSDB, a database storage and retrieval system built specifically for time series data. The incredibly flexible Data Loader enables the system to automatically pull data from a wide variety of sources, including Oracle, SQL Server and industry standard SCADA/database systems, while the InnovyzeSCADAMaster solution pushes data out of any OPC-compliant SCADA system. Together, these components create an exceptionally resilient and robust environment for the efficient and effective analysis of not only simple historical time-series data, but forecast and spatial (image) time-series for rainfall data.
“The potential of smart water networks cannot be fully realized without powerful predictive analytics and data modeling tools that can be quickly adopted, accessed and used by water utilities,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “With the introduction of Infinity System, Innovyze is proud to lead the industry’s analytics revolution and further support the smart management and protection of our world’s precious water resources. This revolutionary power tool gives water utilities greater resilience in the face of increasingly severe water crises and unpredictable climate and macroeconomic conditions.”