Spotlight: BettsM Controls Inc

About BettsM Controls Inc.:  

BettsM Controls is a technology-oriented product development company, value-added reseller, and an exclusive or premier distributor for Western Canada (VTScada, TBox, Kingfisher, Xetawave, FlowWorx, e.RIS, Quantum EFM, Signal Fire, Digital Water Solutions, ETA Energy Solutions, Clear Water Clarification Technologies). At BettsM, we strive to ensure that all of our products and solutions specifically meet your business needs, and that our products are technically relevant for legacy, current, and future solutions. We provide training and first-line support for all of our products, ensuring you maximize the value of your purchases. Like BettsM, all the product manufacturers that we represent are highly customer- focused and they share our same values, so that your buying and life-cycle experience will be thorough, efficient, and valuable. The industrial technology revolution is nothing to fear or miss.

Let BettsM empower you with the products and guidance required to significantly improve your bottom line. Be better, with BettsM.

About Mervyn Betts, President:  

Mervyn Betts has been very active in the industrial automation and telecommunications space since 1992. He has been very active in education helping to develop the Cal State Bakersfield Instrumentation Technician Program, as well as having sat on the SAIT Instrumentation Advisory Board for over 16 years. Originally, Mervyn started his career at Kenonic Controls where he acquired his Journeyman ticket and then worked for Emerson, managing their Canadian DCS Business; Foxboro, managing their Western North America Channel partner business; then as a Vice President at Simark Controls. Mervyn currently owns BettsM Controls where he is finally an entrepreneur with his own money as opposed to someone else’s money.

Mervyn is a futurist in the industrial automation field, always watching for new technology.  He has spoken at various conferences about VTScada, wastewater clarification, and most importantly, the future of technology in automation controls. He brings a combination of field work experience, managerial skill, and entrepreneurial perception to any project he works on.


  • ScadaFest, March 21-22, 2024
    Analytics & Reporting for Citizen Developers
    Lee Allen takes you on a journey that begins with a search for a more scalable SCADA software for the city’s wastewater treatment facility and leads to him single-handedly developing a fully featured VTScada application that would incorporate their septic truck drop off system and integrate with third-party services like Itanta’s dashboarding and analytics platform.
    Happy to announce Guest Speaker: Lee Allen from Lethbridge, AB & Mervyn Betts from BettsM Controls – ScadaFest
  • VTScadaFest, March 30-31, 2023
    Analytics & Reporting for Citizen Developers
    Itanta Analytics is a NO CODE data analytics and reporting platform designed specifically for the manufacturing industry. Our platform can be used to acquire, aggregate, visualize and distribute manufacturing process data from various industrial automation systems. Itanta has a specific connector for VTScada database which can enable customers to generate reports and dashboards from the VTScada without any coding.
    Co-present with Itanta Analytics
  • Breakout Sessions, May 7, 2020:
    What is changing in SCADA and how is it going to affect us.
  • Breakout Sessions, April 16, 2020: 
    Distributed SCADA
    When to use tag types in oil and gas and when to brute force it.
  • Virtual Tradeshow, March 26, 2020
    Using Automated Drones for SCADA Video Analytics
    Join Mervyn as he discusses the use of cutting-edge drone technology by engineering students at the University of Alberta and VTScada to detect anomalies at remote SCADA sites.

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