August 2018 has been a huge month for us. We hit 9 working individuals. We completed a pretty large SCADA migration in Central Alberta. We also moved offices from our humble basement dwelling in Dustin’s home to a new, profession office tower in Olds, AB. This new space gives us some room to grow into. Clients are now more than welcome to come visit (you were welcome before but it was pretty cramped).
Our new address is:
#304, 6501 51 St
Olds, AB T4H 1Y6
Our SCADA Support team is in one office so they can easily collaborate on projects and maintenance work.
Our board room is nearly ready for whiteboard sessions and meetings with clients and vendors.
Still working out where we want to put our lab and test bench. I’m thinking maybe a couple ‘crash’ carts that can be wheeled in beside someone’s desk.
The team is growing quickly with the addition of Muhammad Hayat and Sergey Gusiatin. Both young men are recent SAIT graduates looking for work in the oil and gas industry. Our Olds, AB office is happy to have them and they are valuable additions to the company. Welcome Sergey and Muhammad!!
We are proud to have brought on another programmer to work in our Olds office as we build up our SCADA group and get our support team going and setup. Neil Talati is a recent SAIT graduate who has past experience in project management. He is a passionate, hard worker and we are happy to have him on board. Welcome Neil!
We want to extend a warm welcome to Dan Prins and Brandon Peters.
Dan is our Vice President of Field Services. Dan and his wife live in Grande Prairie, AB with their son. Dan’s background includes Allen Bradley PLC and HMI, ClearSCADA, SCADAPack, and Bristol programming along with project and department management. Dan is high energy, always ready to answer his phone and eager to serve.
Brandon is an Intermediate Programmer who recently moved to Grande Prairie. He has shown a great readiness to learn and tackle new problems. His background is in instrumentation, SCADAPack, Floboss and RTU programming.
We are very excited to have Dan and Brandon on the team and helping JPI expand into the northern Alberta market.
Head on over to the careers page to find our latest job postings. Some exciting stuff happening this year. Stay tuned!
It is the end of the year. Christmas is here, the New Year is around the corner. From all of us at JPI Solutions; Dustin, Stephanie, and Jaden, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
The unintentional theme of 2017 has been ‘lets get started’ and I believe we have done that. Thanks to all the clients, both integrators and end-users, who have been there to provide the work. Your projects have been interesting, fun and rewarding. We are learning lots and I hope you are too.
As we recharge and spend time with family we are starting to think towards what 2018 might bring. For JPI Solutions that is going to be becoming established as a software and SCADA solution provider. I am looking forward to developing and providing tools that clients (including integrators) can use to make their systems better.
More to come!
JPI Solutions would like to announce that we have joined the Connected with Kepware System Integrator Program. As a silver-level Connected System Integrator, JPI Solutions has Kepware application experience, meets standard product training qualifications, and provides customers with post-sale assistance.
Kepware provides solid software that will help us build efficient solutions for clients. Partnering with Kepware gives JPI Solutions access to some of the latest technology in the Industrial Internet of Things.
Here is some more about the program:
The Connected with Kepware program was established to support integration partners and provide Kepware customers with a proven network of integration service providers for Industrial Automation and Internet of Things solutions. The program allows Kepware to deliver on its mission of providing users with the highest quality software solutions to help them achieve operational excellence.
The time to start building the team. JPI Solutions is looking for a SCADA Programmer to assist with on going projects. Head over to the careers page to find out more. Send your resume and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
The business is starting to pick up steam! We have just finished setting up our customer portal which will be used for tracking on going work, provide issue tracking and also a self-help Wiki.
Head on over to https://jpisolutionsportal.axosoft.com/ to create a user and log-in to gain access to your work tasks and issue tickets.
Well I am stuck in Toronto, travelling to my brother’s wedding in Kentucky, which is giving me loads of time to work on the web site and get some company resources setup the way I want.
JPI Solutions is off the ground and moving forward. We have a good amount of work in the hopper. Although I am looking for a few projects to fill out the later half of 2017. If you have some part time stuff for a few days a week let me know and we will slot you in.
We have some mobile apps for field techs in the pipeline. These are tools to help them become more efficient at doing field paperwork. A prototype will be out later in 2017. Once I have that I will be contacting field techs directly for testing and feedback. It is important to me that these apps be built for field techs and by field techs to be used by field techs.
I am working out the kinks and economics on a potentially great platform-as-a-service product that would allow clients to have a true and proper SCADA host, customized to their requirements, but with the up front cost spread out with a pay as you go pricing. Have your own integrator work on it even! JPI manages the server, software, patches, storage, and points out when configuration starts getting out of hand.
If you are a potential client, message me on LinkedIn or call me at 1-403-586-0771 and let me know if you might be interested in having your SCADA server in the cloud. That is it for now! Time to see if I can get an SSL cert going for the web page here to improve my SEO.