Smart Brew commercial on The Brewing Network

486101-SB2-K-Smart-Brew-Advanced-KitThe Brewing Network


Test Smarter and Brew Better Beer using the Smart BrewKit for Water Testing!

We’ve joined forces with the Brewing Network to run ads for our new Smart BrewWater testing kits featuring the eXact iDip® Smart Photometer. The Brewing Network (The BN) is one of the premium craft/home brew educational outlets. They produce internet-based live radio shows about home brewing and general craft beer that are made into Podcasts. The BN often features interviews with well-known personalities in both the home brewing and craft brewing world. Listen for your chance to win a  free Smart BrewWater testing kit during all BN shows.

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Join our team! Sales position needed

joinourteamIndustrial Test Systems, Inc (ITS), a leading Rock Hill, SC manufacturer of instruments and chemistries designed to test coolant and water quality parameters, is seeking a dynamic Inside Sales Specialist. We offer a competitive salary and benefits including paid vacation time, excellent health insurance, & company match IRA retirement plan.  Charlotte/Rock Hill metro area candidates are preferred.

The successful candidate will be a Team Player and have 3+ years experience selling BtoB. Must be very organized, have strong writing/grammar and computer skills, able to multi-task, and an independent thinker.

This position includes but is not limited the following responsibilities and
– Generate sales by calling and emailing contacts from trade shows, cold calling, referrals, and various other lead sources
– Mostly office based with occasional customer and prospect visits
– Manage accounts in various assigned markets
– Process orders
– Travel to and attend various industry trade shows throughout the United States
– Follow our Sales Practices including the use of ACT CRM

Job requirements:
– BA/BS preferred, Chemistry a plus
– 3+ years experience selling BtoB
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Must be neat, organized, and professional dress required
– Any spoken Foreign Language(s) is advantageous
– Able to work in an office environment Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to

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Test Smarter and Brew Better with our New Smart Brew™ Kit!

In the world of craft brewing, water is the most essential ingredient to making a quality tasting beer. With that in mind we developed the new Smart Brew Water Testing Kits to properly begin the brewing process. The Smart Brew Kit incorporates a revolutionary photometer system that integrates 2–way wireless communication with a smart device.  The multilingual app is the brain of the system which allows limitless possibilities including lab accuracy, free upgrades, test customization (over 35 available), mobile sharing, and more. The simple and quick testing procedure takes the guesswork out of results. It’s like having a laboratory in the palm of your hand.

The Smart Brew™ Starter Kit and Smart Brew Advanced™ Kit measure the key parameters for making the beer taste best. The kits measure: calcium hardness, chloride, magnesium hardness, pH, sodium, sulfate, residual alkalinity, total alkalinity and total hardness. This is the first meter designed for the craft brew market that directly calculates these values with no math required. Included in the Smart Brew Advanced™ kit is the VisionPlus digital pH meter so brewers can monitor pH from start to finish. Both Smart Brew™ kits allow the craft brewer to focus on what’s important, the taste and quality of the beer!

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California’s Water Shortage Hurting Crops and Depleting Groundwater

NASA recently announced that the state of California only has 12 months of water reserves left. “Data from NASA satellites show that the total amount of water stored in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins — that is, all of the snow, river and reservoir water, water in soils and groundwater combined — was 34 million acre-feet below normal in 2014. That loss is nearly 1.5 times the capacity of Lake Mead, America’s largest reservoir,” writes Jay Famiglietti of NASA. California has no contingency plan for a persistent drought, except staying in emergency mode and praying for rain. Total water storage in California has been in steady decline since at least 2002 while groundwater has been depleted since the early 1900’s.California areas brace for water rationing as reservoir levels fall

Tensions are high, and conflicts are breaking out as people are beginning to steal water. Emergency relief bills are using the water crisis to enhance state power. Caroline Stanley of Refinery 29 writes: “The water crisis will likely have the biggest impact on the state’s agricultural community — which accounts for a 80% of California’s water usage. (According to Carolee Krieger, president and executive director of the California Water Impact Network, the almond crop alone uses enough water to supply 75% of the state’s population.) Now average citizens are feeling it the shortage too. How will the state react to this crisis and what conservation lessons can be learned?

Source [R.I.P. California (1850-2016): What We’ll Lose And Learn From The World’s First Major Water Collapse]

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The dress and color matching



The latest internet sensation involves the color of a woman’s dress and has sparked a debate about how humans see color. The badly exposed image has divided the World but Wired Magazine uses science to explain #TheDress

twitterdress“People across social media have been arguing about whether a picture depicts a nice bodycon dress as blue with black lace fringe or white with gold lace fringe. It’s about primal biology and the way human eyes and brains have evolved to see color in a sunlit world. The point is, your brain tries to interpolate a kind of color context for the image, and then spits out an answer for the color of the dress. “

480124-3K_300dpi_CMYK_compaBecause of the buzz, British clothing retailer Roman Originals sold all stock inventory of the dress and is planning on offering a gold and white version.

Our product color blocks match the reacted test strips very well because we understand the complexities of color matching.  Color matching is an art, like matching the colors in a dress.


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Snow in South Carolina?

A rare sight in the Carolinas, falling snow outside our office.

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Photometers and the Digital Testing Future!

Handheld photometers were once considered Jetsons-like technology, but are becoming more common. Our assistant sales manager Andrew wrote about the evolution of photometers and the future of digital water testing in the most recent Water Quality Products magazine.

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