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OmniSite will be relocating to a new facility at 203 W Morris Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 in September 2015.


Just released- OmniSite will be relocating to a new facility at 203 W Morris Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 in September 2015. The historic factory at 203 W. Morris was the former home of the L.W. Ott Manufacturing Company, which manufactured leather and upholstered furniture in the early 20th century. Ott was the first furniture manufacturer in Indianapolis in the late 1800’s. The building is in its original form, but remains in good condition; given its age. The warehouse has the original large oak Read more

Student Innovation Fund Helps Power First Recipient


A year ago, IUPUI announced Tom and Peggy Ward's $100k gift to the School of Engineering and Technology. We are happy to report the Student Innovation Fund has it's first recipient. IUPUI student Earl Han grew up with a love for cars, "all I’d talk about was cars, or so my parents say,” he states in the interview posted at IUPUI.edu. His team, which includes fellow IUPUI Motorsports grad Paul Lucas, plans to update the function and Read more

The GuardDog Mobile Android App is Here!


Our world class software has finally arrived for the Android. Now you can check alarms, run times, and see all stations from the palm of your hand. Screenshots From the Read more

GuardDog Updates: More Efficient Device Setup


Our Engineers are at it again! Their relentless pursuit of software perfection has just produced Copy to Device and updated Show Station Notes capability. Keep reading to learn more about these great new features. Copy to Device Our new Copy to Device feature is now available through the Device Setup page. This time saving option allows users to replicate the setup of one unit across many same model units with the click of a button. Utilizing Copy to Device is simple; complete Read more

Old SCADA Systems Need Updates to Meet FCC Mandate


The FCC Mandatory Narrowbanding deadline is fast approaching and as of January 1, 2013, “any equipment that is not capable of operating on channels of 12.5 kHz or less will need to be replaced.” The FCC added that, “it is likely that those who fail to comply will face serious penalties such as monetary fines or license cancellation.” If you do not currently have a plan or need assistance, please contact us immediately. What is Narrowbanding? Traditional land mobile VHF and Read more

GuardDog Updates: Streamlining Access to Data


The talented and relentless engineers at OmniSite have been busy adding additional features to our software and as a result GuardDog is getting a few updates. These updates will go into effect at approximately 10p EST tonight and will grant users a better experience by allowing streamlined access to the data they deserve. Here are the updates direct from one of our Senior Software Engineers:   The Dashboard is trimmed down. Device activity and the notifications pie chart are removed. This solves Read more

OmniSite will be relocating to a new facility at 203 W Morris Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 in September 2015.

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Just released- OmniSite will be relocating to a new facility at 203 W Morris Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 in September 2015.

The historic factory at 203 W. Morris was the former home of the L.W. Ott Manufacturing Company, which manufactured leather and upholstered furniture in the early 20th century. Ott was the first furniture manufacturer in Indianapolis in the late 1800’s. The building is in its original form, but remains in good condition; given its age.

architects color rendering

The warehouse has the original large oak beams and trusses inside the facility that will be preserved, reconditioned, and exposed, to provide the central focal point of the renovated building interior, preserving part of Indianapolis’s rich history. The warehouse sits on a large 1.8-acre parking lot, with plenty of free parking for employees, and excellent Interstate access to I65 and I70.

“OmniSite is a high tech employer. Relocation to downtown Indianapolis places OmniSite closer to other high tech companies in Indianapolis, such as Angie’s List, Rolls Royce, and Exact Target, and also closer to IUPUI and Butler Universities providing access to employees in the STEM fields”, said Tom Ward, OmniSite’s President and Founder. “Indianapolis provides a central location in Indiana, providing better proximity to high tech workers from all sides of Indianapolis. Attracting high tech employees to Greenwood, Indiana has proven to be extremely difficult, and a more central location in Indianapolis will be an important aspect of OmniSite’s future business growth and management plan”, noted Tom Ward

The 203 W. Morris property is a 17,000 sq. ft. facility, providing the space OmniSite needs today, and for the future. The large 1.8-acre property that comes with this location allows OmniSite to stay in this location for many, many years; expanding as needed without an additional relocation.


Student Innovation Fund Helps Power First Recipient

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A year ago, IUPUI announced Tom and Peggy Ward’s $100k gift to the School of Engineering and Technology. We are happy to report the Student Innovation Fund has it’s first recipient.

IUPUI student Earl Han grew up with a love for cars, “all I’d talk about was cars, or so my parents say,” he states in the interview posted at IUPUI.edu.

His team, which includes fellow IUPUI Motorsports grad Paul Lucas, plans to update the function and structure of the rear wing. While this is a complicated project, it’s just the beginning of the group’s long term vision. “Our 20-year goal, I suppose, is to become a small manufacturer of specialty or boutique cars,” Han states.

Tom Ward, Owner of OmniSite, issued a statement. “Peggy and I are proud to support the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. It’s exciting to watch our gift fuel entrepreneurship and innovation in Central Indiana. On behalf of everyone at OmniSite, we congratulate Earl, Paul and their team for being named the first recipients of the Student Innovation Fund.”

There’s more to read , please visit IUPUI.edu for the full story.


The GuardDog Mobile Android App is Here!

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Our world class software has finally arrived for the Android. Now you can check alarms, run times, and see all stations from the palm of your hand.

Screenshots From the App


GuardDog Updates: More Efficient Device Setup

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Our Engineers are at it again! Their relentless pursuit of software perfection has just produced Copy to Device and updated Show Station Notes capability. Keep reading to learn more about these great new features.

Copy to Device

Our new Copy to Device feature is now available through the Device Setup page. This time saving option allows users to replicate the setup of one unit across many same model units with the click of a button.

Utilizing Copy to Device is simple; complete in 5 easy steps:

  1. Hover over the Copy to Device Icon at the top of the page
  2. Click “Select to Copy Current Settings To”
  3. From the drop down list, select the Unit you want to copy the settings to
  4. Click “Copy to Selected Device”
  5. Click “OK” when the successful message box appears

Notes: Settings may be copied to same model units only (i.e. XR50 – XR50, Crystal Ball to Crystal Ball, and Viper Original to Viper Original). Copy to Device is Available for XR50, Crystal Ball, and Viper Original only.

Show/Hide Station Notes

Now you can view, add, modify or delete Station Notes from the Device Setup page.

Simply click on the “Show Station Notes” Icon and any notes associated with that station, such as wet well dimensions or maintenance notes are displayed at the top of the page. The settings are still visible if you scroll down the page.

After making notes visible, you may add a new note using the “Add Station Note” button. Or, you can modify or delete the note by clicking on the appropriate icon for the note.

When you no longer want the notes to be visible just click the “Hide Station Notes” Icon and they disappear from your view.

You can still see all notes for all Stations from the Station Note page, but now can access them for individual stations from the Device Setup Page.


Old SCADA Systems Need Updates to Meet FCC Mandate

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The FCC Mandatory Narrowbanding deadline is fast approaching and as of January 1, 2013, “any equipment that is not capable of operating on channels of 12.5 kHz or less will need to be replaced.” The FCC added that, “it is likely that those who fail to comply will face serious penalties such as monetary fines or license cancellation.” If you do not currently have a plan or need assistance, please contact us immediately.

What is Narrowbanding?

Traditional land mobile VHF and UHF bands use a 25 kHz bandwidth (“wide-band”); narrowbanding reduces the channel bandwidth of your radios to 12.5 kHz, with an eventual FCC goal of 6.25 kHz.

This change will create broader spectrum availability with an additional benefit of interference protection. This mandate does pose some challenges, but with proper planning and funding, you will find a seamless transition.

Whom Does This Change Affect?

Note: OmniSite is not a SCADA system and does not utilize VHF or UHF bands, so your OmniSite system is not affected by this requirement.

Most wastewater or water system that utilize a standard SCADA/RTU system through private land mobile radio to monitor remote pump stations should evaluate their current systems.

This mandate especially affects those that utilize monitoring equipment installed before 2011 and have not yet started to upgrade.

Some equipment comes preprogrammed to work on both the 25 kHz and 12.5 kHz channels, but running devices on different channels on the same network may create interference and other communication errors. Read more


GuardDog Updates: Streamlining Access to Data

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GuardDog Pump and Remote Monitoring Software
The talented and relentless engineers at OmniSite have been busy adding additional features to our software and as a result GuardDog is getting a few updates.

These updates will go into effect at approximately 10p EST tonight and will grant users a better experience by allowing streamlined access to the data they deserve. Here are the updates direct from one of our Senior Software Engineers: Read more


Recent Honors at the Value Chain Awards

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OmniSite, the global leader in cellular monitoring solutions for municipal pump alarms, monitoring and remote data logging, was recently honored as a part of the Connected World magazine Value Chain Awards. OmniSite is recognized as the technology enabler in the Utilities category for Noblesville Utilities, a Silver-Award winner. Read more


Your Equipment Needs a SmarteLight!

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The SmarteLight™ looks, feels, and installs like your typical alarm light. Simply attach it to the alarm output of any device and when the output is triggered the light turns on. Only, the SmarteLight™ does not stop there, it’s connected with the local cellular network and OmniSite’s cloud servers to give operators real-time alert notifications via text, email, and voice.

Once notified, the operator can login to our GuardDog Web Interface to see the alert and determine if someone should be dispatched for repairs. The SmarteLight™ has one output control as well, so operators can power cycle their equipment on/off from the internet or their Iphone. The SmarteLight™ helps operators save time and helps municipalities save money, making it the most cost-effective remote monitoring solution on the planet.

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Buy Online! We’ve Launched an Online Store.

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Purchase remote monitoring systems and cellular alarms online

OmniSite is proud to launch its online store to increase web presence and offer its full line of products to customers all over North America. The online store allows customers the flexibility to configure each product to their specifications. Once an order is placed, customers receive instant notification that payment has been received, a ship date, and shipping confirmation. Read more


Owners of OmniSite Donate $100k to IUPUI

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This month Tom and Peggy Ward of OmniSite donated a $100,000 gift to the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI to aid in the creation of the Student Innovation Fund to help students take creative and innovation ideas and turn them into reality. Tom Ward states that he and Peggy are committed to helping today’s students be successful. Read more