The Simple Way To Manage Your Water Risk
Tetras is a new cloud-based water management system. It enables you to use your desktop, tablet or smartphone to view where and when water samples were taken, together with the corresponding laboratory results as soon as they become available. Furthermore, you can then analyse the data and display it in a variety of ways, making potential issues easier to identify.
The goal behind Tetras was to combine what the water hygiene technician observes in the field with the laboratory water analysis results in one easy to use system viewable by clients. It’s taken us 2 years to develop.
Having spent 23 years in water treatment we aimed to be guided by what works for our clients and not by what is the technology of the moment. A great deal of the development time was therefore spent understanding what our existing clients needed and what they could easily work with. The resulting aim was to create an uncomplicated and robust system that was easy to implement, easy to understand and easy to modify, employing the tools that Facilities and Estates professionals are already familiar with, such as Excel and email.
- the system to be able to scan hospital barcodes so that Tetras could be easily retrofitted into existing Orca systems.
- to use proven and rugged hardware, (so we opted for Panasonic Toughpad tablets that are understood and used by engineers across the world).
- Tetras to be easily programmable by hospital I.T. staff, (so we based the system on Delphi programming language and utilize XML and CSV files, which all I.T departments will be familiar with).
- data downloading from our Orca systems to be uncomplicated and trouble free, (so we use a wired USB cable and not Bluetooth).
Although Tetras is still in the testing phase, we think that we’ve succeeded.