Rapid or fast prototyping is the new system of developing software. Instead of using the conventional waterfall system, where the long periods of planning, preparing and testing are included, rapid prototyping skips that part and head over to creating a software with minimal functionality to provide the insight of the designed project and make corrections “on the go.”
The water technology industry is vast. It ranges from providing drinking water to using wastewater. The standard water meters are used in almost every household, but for how long? New, advanced data acquisition systems are being created. Advanced automatic meter reading includes using mobile, satellite, Wi-Fi and touch technologies. Data acquisition system in water technologies is working fine and data loggers have proven to be trustworthy.
Without the doubt, the whole water industry have the possibility to create new technologies with the usage of rapid prototyping. Smart meters, for example, are already used for measuring the usage of electric energy, but it is slowly penetrating the market in the water industry.
Fast prototyping will provide faster development of the new smart meters for the measurement of the water usage and determine whether these devices have the future in the water industry.
If you’re already planning on starting such a project, hold it right there. How did you plan to do it? Only because it is water technology, it does not mean that you have to use the conventional waterfall system to develop the product. Rapid prototyping is available and it saves both money and the time for your project. ReadyDAQ has developed a software that can be easily implemented in your project and take you to the next level. Try it today!