Innovyze Retires IWLive with Launch of More Powerful New IWLive Pro to Support Wider Scope of Utility Decision Making

Next-Generation IWLive Pro Poised to Dominate Real-Time Water Supply and Distribution Modeling and Management for Next Decade and Beyond

Innovyze, a global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, has announced that it has retired its IWLive software, to be succeeded by the more powerful, next-generation IWLive Pro. Current users may continue to use and receive support for IWLive until December 31, 2017.

Since its initial release in September 2016, IWLive Pro has rapidly become the real-time water network modeling solution of choice for water utilities and their consultants around the world. Powered by 64-bit performance, this next generation of IWLive Pro allows users to accurately forecast water supply and distribution system hydraulics and water quality in real time, faster than ever before. With IWLive Pro, users can continuously update their network models with live operational data to achieve optimization targets related to pressure, leakage, energy, carbon footprint, and water quality and demand management. The new release delivers major advances in operating and sustaining safe, reliable, more efficient and resilient water supply and distribution systems.

A complete solution for real-time network hydraulic and water quality modeling, monitoring, forecasting and SCADA integration, IWLive Pro equips water utilities with powerful, mission-critical tools that are both predictive and reactive. It continuously assesses system performance and alerts operators to problems that may arise in the coming minutes, hours, or days, allowing them to quickly determine time of onset and severity and develop reliable response strategies to minimize downstream effects.

A significantly more powerful version of IWLive, IWLive Pro gives operators unprecedented decision making ability when developing real-time response strategies. They can run accurate hydraulic simulations that factor in energy costs, weather, real-time or delayed SCADA telemetry, demand history, and valve and pump control scenarios. Beyond increasing efficiency and reducing energy consumption, IWLive Pro can help operators understand the impact of their systems on CO2 emissions as well as the effects of main breaks, pump and reservoir shutdowns and other scheduled maintenance, then minimize the impact on the customer side.

The fully optimized IWLive Pro interface allows operators to see a map of all water infrastructures, including background maps. Highlighted color coding shows predicted problem areas; a single click produces a detailed map showing pipes, valves, pumps, reservoirs and other water assets. Animation of the map illustrates the development of the problem, while graphs show simulated pressures and reservoir levels. IWLive Pro can be accessed remotely over a VPN, and configured to send critical warning messages via SMS or email. It can also interface directly with SCADAWatch, allowing utilities to monitor everything from uptime to analytics; improve pressure and leakage management; instantly compute non-revenue water; and optimize business performance. In this more modern, data-driven environment, users can react faster to important events; identify opportunities to increase productivity for day-to-day tasks; and drive operational efficiencies as they happen.

Available for InfoWater and InfoWorks WS Pro, IWLive Pro is the industry premium application for real-time water network modeling. It offers major advances in performance, ease of use, interoperability and coupled GIS and SCADA technology. It allows water utilities to preserve their investments in 32-bit applications while providing a transition path to 64-bit computing for large and complex network models that demand high-performance capabilities. This enables users to analyze very large model sizes more efficiently and economically.

IWLive Pro also delivers a number of new features and enhancements that boost efficiency and improve the modeling experience. They include a completely redesigned graphical user interface with new menus, windows, toolbars and workspace and the ability to launch multiple simulation runs that can occur while others are being edited or reviewed. The new professional edition features themes for comprehensive visualization of data with the flexibility to differentiate color, symbol type, line type, thickness and visibility for different object types, and other variables. Other enhancements include rapid navigation for address searching via Google, Bing or OpenStreetMap; expanded modeling control; improved model validation; faster solution algorithms; and more powerful post-processing. These features contribute to reducing the time and effort required to investigate and solve complex modeling questions associated with water network operations and management.

“IWLive Pro is by far the best real-time water systems modeling software we’ve ever developed,” said Mohamed Abdillahi, UK Director of Product Development. “Innovyze is committed to providing the best possible products and quality support for its users, and our product philosophy is to make bold intellectual investments in superior technologies that consistently adapt to our customers’ changing needs. This is the only way we can best serve our customers and society for the greater good. It’s all about making Innovyze not only the best in the industry but the best for the industry.”

“Water utilities around the world rely on Innovyze’s best-in-class network modeling solutions to optimize their water distribution systems and better serve their customers,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Innovation Officer of Innovyze. “IWLive Pro represents a quantum leap in the art and science of real-time water distribution systems modeling. It is poised to dominate this important industry for the next decade and beyond. Users of IWLive can now fully leverage the increased power, flexibility, usability and cutting-edge feature set of IWLive Pro, along with ground breaking gains in speed, to easily generate optimized solutions as quickly as possible. This is the next generation of IWLive — one that empowers engineers worldwide with unprecedented levels of water distribution system modeling and simulation flexibility. By leveraging these enhanced capabilities, water utilities can gain a clear advantage in a competitive market, making significant strides in innovation while operating, managing and sustaining high-performing, highly efficient water systems — imperative in today’s economy — and meeting the needs of their customers. No other company in the world can match the comprehensiveness of our water modeling solution set or provide the same level of GIS integration.”