SCADA seminars for municipal water & wastewater management professionals

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• Hosted by Sage Designs & Westin Engineering

MILL VALLEY, CA -- April 30, 2007 -- Sage Designs, Inc. and Westin Engineering, Inc. are hosting two free SCADA Seminars, one in Sacramento, CA on June 5, and one in Anaheim, CA on June 28, 2007. Engineers from Westin will discuss current practices in the implementation, management and security of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Sage Designs will address the topics of HMI standards and DNP3 protocol. This technical presentation is intended for SCADA system managers and maintenance personnel who wish to gain a better understanding of the engineering practices for the design of a modern SCADA System. Pre-registration is required. To Register, download the Registration Form at http://www.sagedesignsinc.com/pdf/Westin_Seminar_Reg_June5%20_June28_2007.pdf .

Bill Serjeantson, P.E., Vice President of Engineering, Westin Engineering, will be speaking on the subjects of Historical Data Management and Reporting and SCADA Wide Area Network Design. Serjeantson has over 20 years of experience in the application of Information Management and Automation systems to various industries, particularly the water and wastewater industry. He has been involved in all aspects of the project lifecycle including: planning, needs analysis, design, implementation, testing and commissioning.

Dean F. Schoeder, Project Director, Westin Engineering, will speak on the subjects of Managing Your Most Critical Asset (SCADA) and How secure is your SCADA Infrastructure? Schoeder has 33 years of experience managing complex, multimillion dollar projects with an emphasis on computer systems, networks, telecommunication infrastructure and related facilities. As a member of Westin's Executive Management team, he provides leadership of the Westin Quality System (WQS). The WQS is Westin's structured approach to project management and in-house training for project managers.

Tony Sannella, President, Sage Designs, will speak on the topics of HMI Standards and DNP3 protocol. Sannella has lectured widely on the topic of Open Architecture SCADA Systems at the U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID) conferences, California Polytechnic University's Irrigation Training & Research Center (ITRC), the Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua (IMTA), and at numerous Instrument Society of America (ISA) and California water association conferences, such as those sponsored by ACWA, CA-AWWA, and CWEA.

Westin Engineering, Inc. helps water utilities improve performance in treatment, business operations, knowledge management, customer service, maintenance, and asset management. Westin's suite of services address utilities needs throughout the entire life cycle of their technology - from planning to design, implementation, integration and system maintenance. Westin applies practical experience in business, security, SCADA, telecommunications, and information technology to help clients attain their goals. Westin has delivered solutions to our customers throughout the United States since 1981.

Sage Designs, Inc. is a leading independent supplier of SCADA products for the municipal market in California and Nevada. Serving the area since 1991, Sage Designs offer a wide array of SCADA software and SCADA hardware, from top-to-bottom integrated SCADA solutions to end-to-end telemetry. Sage Designs publishes The Sage Advisor newsletter offering product information and education about SCADA and Security applications, provide factory-certified training, and sponsor free seminars to educate its customer base about SCADA and Security systems.

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