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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

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


We’re Working on New Products

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Omnisite is taking two patents and 10 years of knowledge in the wastewater industry into new vertical markets. New pipeline products include the Viper, SmartLight, SmarteModule and more. These are products which create a full line of cellular and web based products, complimenting the existing XR50 and Crystal Ball products; allowing Omnisite sales representatives to handle any type of remote telemetry project. Read more


City of Wahkon – Sewer monitoring system OK’d

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At the April 10 Wahkon City Council meeting, Tim Miller, representing OmniSite, explained the high-tech waste-water monitoring device to be installed in five of the city’s pump stations. In a move to upgrade the measuring capability of their city sewers, the Wahkon City Council on April 9 voted to invest in a state-of-the-art sewer monitoring system.The council agreed to purchase a monitoring unit for five of the city’s six lift stations hoping to better the city’s ability to not only measure waste water flowage but also detect complications that may arise in the system. Read more


We’re Proud to Announce the Release of Our New Viper Product

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The Viper Lift Station Monitoring Unit provides a low-cost solution to meet the demands of utility managers who must balance professional results with a small budget. The Viper is a flexible, easy to install and configure, powerful lift station monitor that offers many of the advanced features of the XR50 but at a lower cost.

The Viper provides the capability to monitor remotely located sewage lift stations without dedicated telephone lines or proprietary radio systems. Your connected lift station is completely monitored over the Internet using just a web browser, so there is no software to buy. If an abnormal condition occurs, notifications are sent by e-mail, pager, or voice call to any location.  Read more


OmniSite Launches Dynamic Graphing Feature

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We have released a brand new feature! Not long ago OmniSite launched web based graphing. Now we are pleased to announce the latest evolution to OmniSite.net: Dynamic Web Based Graphs.

Using our new Dynamic Graphs, web site users will be able to see their data in greater detail and customize the way it is presented. Read more


OmniSite Selected Top 100 M2M Company for Second Straight Year!

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The M2M Magazine Top 100 recognizes the most important and influential machine-to-machine technology providers as determined by its editors and advisory board. According to M2M Magazine, only 60% of last year’s members made the list again for 2006. OmniSite shares the top 100 with such notable companies as Cingular Wireless, Cisco Systems, General Electric, IBM, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Sprint Nextel, Verizon and Qualcomm.  Read more


>THE EPA RECOGNIZES THE OMNISITE CRYSTAL BALL

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Helps with CMOM and Security Guidelines

Greenwood, Indiana – June 6, 2005 – OmniSite (www.omnisite.com), the leader in low cost easy to use monitoring equipment for the wastewater industry, today announced that the OmniSite Crystal Ball was recently recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency in an article that describes advantages and disadvantages of several different styles of alarm systems for water and wastewater security. Click here to read the EPA water and wastewater alarm security article, EPA Security Alarm Article. The OmniSite system would fall under the Wireless Communications Method under the Cellular Technology section. 

The OmniSite product line, besides being an excellent choice for water and wastewater security alarm monitors, also is an excellent choice when trying to meet CMOM guidelines. The Greenwood Metropolitan Authority purchased 15 OmniSite monitors in 2002 to help meet their CMOM guidelines. The OmniSite RTU’s monitor high level alarms, power failures, rainfall and also helps calculate pump station flow at 15 of their 26 pump stations. Click here to read the Greenwood Metropolitan Authority CMOM Case Study, Greenwood County CMOM Article. 

Justin Poehler, Technical Support Analyst, had this to say about the Crystal Ball “The Crystal Ball is an excellent security alarm monitor for water towers and pump stations. The fact that customers can hook up multiple cameras to give them a real-time look at their location, is a real “plus” for the customer. With new water security regulations, CMOM compliance and the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, water and wastewater utilities have a lot on their minds, and OmniSite believes the Crystal Ball will help with the process of meeting the criteria of these regulations.” Click here to read the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002,Bioterrorism Act. 

About OmniSite

OmniSite is a cellular monitoring solutions company that provides cellular monitoring and control of equipment to the water and wastewater industries. The OmniSite system was specifically designed to be the easiest to install, setup and use lift station monitor on the market. OmniSite cellular monitors are on sewage pumping stations across the country, allowing operators to view and analyze data from any computer at any time and anywhere. OmniSite is privately held with headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana. For more information, please visit www.omnisite.com, or e-mail us atsales@omnisite.com


>T.H. Eifert, Inc. Agrees To Sell OmniSite In Michigan

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>Newest Representative for Michigan
Greenwood, Indiana – March 1, 2005 – OmniSite (www.omnisite.com), the leader in low cost easy to use monitoring equipment for the wastewater industry, today announced its newest distributor of OmniSite equipment – T.H. Eifert, Inc. T.H. Eifert, Inc. has agreed to be the exclusive dealer of OmniSite equipment for the state of Michigan. Connie and Tom Eifert are the founders and owners of T.H. Eifert, Inc. They started the business in 1976 as T.H. Eifert Plumbing and Heating. Since that time, the company has earned the reputation of being the leading mechanical service and construction firm in Mid-Michigan. Based on the Eifert’s commitment to quality workmanship and integrity, the list of satisfied customers grows every day and reflects the hard work of the entire Eifert team. Their peers have awarded T.H. Eifert, Inc. the Michigan Plumbing and Mechanical Contractor of the Year Award for 1996. Today, T.H. Eifert is a Woman-Owned Business and has applied for the WBE Certification. They have been awarded the Certificate of Awardability by the State of Michigan, Department of Civil Rights. T.H. Eifert, Inc. maintains a work force composed of skilled tradesmen, all of who are fully licensed and trained as Journeyman mechanics, or participants in the United Artisan Apprenticeship Local 333 Plumbers and Pipefitters. About T.H. Eifert, Inc.T.H. Eifert, Inc. began operations in 1976 as T.H. Eifert Plumbing and Heating. The company headquarters are in Lansing, Michigan where they have around 80 employees. The company has earned the reputation of being the leading mechanical service and construction firm in Mid-Michigan. Their mission statement is “to provide exceptional value to their clients by maintaining the highest standards of quality, integrity and ethics in all they do. About OmniSiteOmniSite is a cellular monitoring solutions company that provides cellular monitoring and control of equipment to the water and wastewater industries. The OmniSite system was specifically designed to be the easiest to install, setup and use lift station monitor on the market. OmniSite cellular monitors are on sewage pumping stations across the country, allowing operators to view and analyze data from any computer at any time and anywhere. OmniSite is privately held with headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana. For more information, please visit www.omnisite.com, or e-mail us at sales@omnisite.com.


>OMNISITE RELEASES THE CRYSTAL BALL

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It’s “Heads Above” The Competition

Greenwood, Indiana – March 18, 2005 – OmniSite (www.omnisite.com), the leader in low cost easy to use monitoring equipment for the wastewater industry, today announced the release of the next generation of its’ Crystal Ball product that supplies monitoring and control capabilities to surpass even the most sophisticated SCADA style systems. This low cost, high quality solution has been targeted specifically at the drinking water industry to easily address security concerns created by 9/11 and provide advanced pump control, chemical inventory and management features. 

Crystal Ball Advanced Features:

  • Intelligent Key: Track personnel using intelligent personnel identification keys
  • Digital Camera: Take jobsite photographs with IP enabled cameras, and view over clients private web page or save to secure memory stick
  • Pump Control: Control of small or large pumping systems without radio studies, engineering analysis or complex programming.
  • Display & Keypad: Local display and keypad on each device that can be remote mountable
  • Certifications: UL Pending
  • Origin: Made and Assembled in the USA

The reception has been overwhelming, states Tom Ward, National Sales Manager for OmniSite. “Our mission is to create cellular communications solutions that replace traditional private radio systems. There has obviously been a gap in the market filled by our new product, as sales have far exceeded our initial predictions”. “Our new patent pending WINGS™ cellular technology allows us to send much more data than our competitors. This allows us to offer advanced solutions at a fraction of the cost of traditional SCADA systems, and even though SCADA style radio systems have no recurring wireless fee, our initial capital cost is so much lower, that a traditional SCADA will never pay back. This coupled with our advanced features and ease of use has been a “home run” with our customers”. 

About OmniSite

OmniSite is a cellular monitoring solutions company that provides cellular monitoring and control of equipment to the water and wastewater industries. The OmniSite system was specifically designed to be the easiest to install, setup and use lift station monitor on the market. OmniSite cellular monitors are on sewage pumping stations across the country, allowing operators to view and analyze data from any computer at any time and anywhere. OmniSite is privately held with headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana. For more information, please visit www.omnisite.com, or e-mail us atsales@omnisite.com


>OMNISITE SELECTED TOP 100 M2M COMPANY BY M2M MAGAZINE

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Joins Other Big Names in the Cellular Industry

Greenwood, Indiana – January 15, 2005 – OmniSite (www.omnisite.com), the leader in low cost easy to use monitoring equipment for the wastewater industry, today announced its acceptance as a Top 100 M2M company by M2M Magazine. 

Omni-site shares the top 100 with such notable companies as Honeywell, Nextel, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, AT&T, Verizon, Cingular, Sprint, IBM, Qualcomm and many other recognizable companies. 

The M2M Top 100 features 100 technology and service providers in 23 different categories. The categories range from hardware, middleware, network communications to specialized application systems. Omni-site can be found under the Specialized Application Systems and then by clicking the Utility Monitoring section. 

Next time you are searching for a remote monitoring unit check to see if our competition is on the list!

About OmniSite

OmniSite is a cellular monitoring solutions company that provides cellular monitoring and control of equipment to the water and wastewater industries. The OmniSite system was specifically designed to be the easiest to install, setup and use lift station monitor on the market. OmniSite cellular monitors are on sewage pumping stations across the country, allowing operators to view and analyze data from any computer at any time and anywhere. OmniSite is privately held with headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana. For more information, please visit www.omnisite.com, or e-mail us atsales@omnisite.com