ECMPS 2.0 Start Date Postponed

UPDATE: ECMPS 2.0 Start Date Postponed

On November 15, 2023, the EPA’s Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD) hosted a webinar to discuss transitioning from ECMPS 1.0 (i.e., the ECMPS Client Tool) to the new web-based ECMPS 2.0 reporting platform. During the webinar, CAMD announced that ECMPS 2.0 would not be used to report quarterly QA and emissions files as initially scheduled for Q1 2024. Additionally, CAMD did not specify a new start date for ECMPS 2.0. The agency does not want to postpone the ECMPS 2.0 implementation date more than once, so they intend to conduct a thorough assessment of the status of the software platform before setting a new realistic start date. CAMD indicated that they hope to complete this assessment before the end of 2023. The webinar was recorded, and a copy will be posted to the ECMPS Re-engineering Effort website at

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84th Glass Problems Conference Recap

VIM Technologies (VIM) thoroughly enjoyed attending the 84th Conference on Glass Problems at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. It was a remarkable event that brought together the best minds in the glass manufacturing industry.

The primary goal of the conference was to equip participants with insights into the existing factors influencing glass manufacturing, available technology options, and upcoming trends. This event was collaboratively organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Alfred University, earning an endorsement from The American Ceramic Society.

Participating as an exhibitor afforded our company an exclusive perspective to observe the event’s key moments and interact with its attendees. The conference served as a hub of innovation, featuring diverse sessions, symposiums, and discussions. Notably, the focal point was the symposium entitled “The Future of Glass Manufacturing,” which delved into various technologies for energy and carbon savings, as well as advancements in furnace and refractory design.

It was great to connect with industry leaders, potential clients, and fellow exhibitors, all sharing a common passion for the glass manufacturing industry. We look forward to the next conference.

Recap of the 2023 VIM User Group and Training Event

We are thrilled to take you through the highlights of the 2023 VIM User Group and Training event, held at the beautiful Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes in Tempe, Arizona from October 24 to 27, 2023. This event brought together VIM end-users for two days of in-depth product and regulatory training. It also served as a platform for end-users and vendors to come together and explore VIM’s latest industry insights and product updates.

Training and Networking
The event kicked off on Tuesday, October 24th, and continued throughout the day on Wednesday, October 25th. Attendees had the opportunity to choose from three tracks of training, including CEMLink 6 and Regulatory training. As a special treat, Wednesday evening featured a delightful Welcome Reception held by the hotel pool, where attendees mingled and exchanged ideas in a relaxed and picturesque setting.

User Group Sessions
Thursday, October 26th marked the commencement of the User Group sessions. . It began with a series of informative updates from VIM executives, providing insights into the company’s strategic direction and vision. The day proceeded with vendor and end-user presentations sharing valuable experiences and expertise, as well as a presentation by a representative from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), shedding light on regulatory matters.

Unforgettable Evening at Rawhide Western Town
One of the most memorable moments of the event was the off-site gathering on Thursday evening, hosted at Rawhide Western Town in Chandler, AZ. Attendees were treated to a delightful array of food and beverages, live music to set the mood, opportunities for capturing old-time photos, the mystique of a roaming magician, and even some dancing to cap off the evening. It was an opportunity for attendees to unwind, socialize, and create lasting memories.

Knowledge Sharing and Closing

The User Group event wrapped up on Friday morning with presentations from VIM staff specializing in Operations and Software Development. These sessions provided attendees with deeper insights into the inner workings of VIM and its commitment to innovation and service excellence.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended, and we would like to express our special thanks to our sponsors and vendors for their invaluable contributions in making this event truly remarkable. As we look back on this event, we also look forward to future gatherings and opportunities for shared learning and growth.

Check out some of the photos taken during this event. 

ANNOUNCING: 2023 VIM User Group & Training

Updated 5/19/2023: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our 2023 User Group & Training event is happening on October 24-27, 2023 at beautiful Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes in Tempe, AZ.

We have a jam-packed schedule of events planned for you that we’re sure you’ll find exciting and engaging. Let’s take a look at what’s in store:

Training Sessions
Firstly, on October 24-25, we have arranged two days of comprehensive training sessions, which are designed to enhance your skills and deepen your knowledge of our products and services. Our expert trainers will provide valuable insights and hands-on experience to help you optimize your use of our offerings. We’re confident that you’ll walk away feeling more confident and knowledgeable in your use of our services.

Welcome Reception
On the evening of October 25, we will be hosting a Welcome Reception where you can network and connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and sponsors. You can enjoy delicious refreshments and prepare for an engaging User Group event.

User Group
The main event kicks off on October 26 and runs until the afternoon of October 27. We have a packed agenda of informative sessions, panel discussions, and interactive workshops lined up. Learn from industry experts, share your experiences, and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and best practices in our field. This is the perfect opportunity for you to connect with like-minded individuals and build lasting relationships.

Offsite Event
On October 26, we’ve also planned an exciting offsite event where you can relax, unwind, and have fun with your fellow attendees.

Be on the lookout for event and hotel registration links, as well as the training agenda, which we expect to have live by the end of the month. We want to ensure you have all the information you need to plan your attendance at our 2023 User Group & Training. Stay tuned for updates, and be sure to secure your spot early!

We hope you’re just as excited as we are about this upcoming event. It’s going to be an incredible opportunity to learn, connect, and grow. We can’t wait to see you there! 

Check out some of the fun memories from our last User Group & Training Event!

Looking Forward to 2023


With another successful year in the rearview mirror, we look forward to 2023 as we expand our offerings to industry in response to growing demand for enhanced compliance strategies.

In 2023 we will grow our Digital Transformation for Compliance programs, partnering with strategic end-users looking to revamp their compliance vision.  Interested end-users can learn more with our upcoming webinar series.  To support this effort end-users can use our Digital Transformation Assessment Services to start on this journey through a step-by-step approach to assess their current programs and build a strategy for revamping their compliance programs systematically.Read more »

Air Compliance: Your Greatest Risk May Be Your Most Valuable Assets

Key Employee Risk, also known as Key Employee Dependency is an issue that companies face when one critical or key employee is the only person to have access to certain information or job responsibilities. This can refer to confidential information, compliance items, or operating procedures. Without this information, workflow is diminished or halted. This situation can happen when a key employee retires, takes a leave of absence, or is unavailable. Without the ability to continue proper workflow or standard operating procedures, it is easy to fall out of compliance and can have a detrimental effect on your business.Read more »

VIM Technologies celebrates 30th Anniversary

VIM Technologies is pleased to announce that this February marks our 30th Anniversary! It all started with a couple of process control engineers working on a variety of control applications and suddenly finding themselves developing data acquisition and reporting software to meet air compliance regulations. Thirty years later, we are building on the original mission of providing accurate and efficient emissions reporting software for environmental compliance. From our humble beginnings, VIM Technologies has grown into one of the nation’s most trusted partners for environmental compliance while simultaneously establishing a strong global presence.
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Daylight Savings Impact on Your DAHS

Fall is here and the time is upon us to adjust our clocks back in the kitchen, office desk, watch and automobile. This year Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends on Sunday, November 7th at 2:00 AM and clocks will get adjust . That doesn’t necessarily mean you should be adjusting your Data Acquisition and Handling System (DAHS) time and this topic begs further evaluation and discussion.Read more »