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1. Choose the platform


The development environment of InduSoft Web Studio supports all main operating systems for Desktop and Server editions, currently supported by Microsoft. After developing the application with InduSoft Web Studio, you can deploy and run it in any supported Microsoft platform.

 InduSoft Web Studio: Runtime for Microsoft Windows operating systems for desktop and servers, including, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Windows 2008 Server R2, and Windows Server 2012. This platform is ideal for medium and large systems (up to 10 million tags) that run in a PC on the plant floor, control room, or even on the cloud.
   

EmbeddedView: Runtime for Microsoft Windows Embedded operating systems, including Windows Embedded Standard. This platform is ideal for small to medium systems (up to 4000 tags) that run in an embedded device or HMI panel. We recommend this platform when your project does not have the hardware requirements of a “regular” Windows platform, but requires a smaller footprint.
   

CEView: Runtime for Microsoft Windows Embedded CE operating systems, including Windows mobile 6.5 and Windows Embedded CE. This platform is ideal for small systems (up to 4000 tags) that run in an embedded or mobile device or HMI panel. It is the most affordable solution (software and hardware) and it is still based on a standard platform (non-proprietary system).
   

 IoTView: InduSoft IoTView supports a variety of operating systems, including, Linux, and VxWorks. Use InduSoft IoTView as a standalone product, or integrate with InduSoft Web Studio cloud architecture or local data collection for limitless capabilities.
   

Click here for a quick comparison of these runtime editions in order to help you better chose the version you need.

Scale Up or Down Easily

InduSoft Web Studio gives you the flexibility to develop your application for any platform from the same development environment, allowing you to migrate to different platforms according to your project requirements without re-designing your templates, symbols, or entire applications.

 

 

2. Choose the license method


InduSoft offers two licensing methods: Hardkey and Softkey. The Hardkey is a USB dongle with the license settings loaded on it. The Softkey is a code (Site Key) that matches another unique code (Site Code) from the station where the license is installed.

 

Hardkeys provide a high level of flexibility to move the license through different stations. Therefore, especially for “Development” licenses, the Hardkey option is strongly recommended. Moreover, Hardkeys allow you to move the license from a damaged station to a replacement without contacting your software vendor.

Read more about Hardkeys vs. Softkeys here!

 

For more information about Licensing, visit our Licensing Page.

3. Choose the Execution Mode for the license you need


Each of the different license modes comes with one of each of the three types of web sessions; one Secure Viewer, one Web Thin Client, and one SMA client.

 

The “Development Only” package allows the user to develop as many applications as you like, test them for up to 72 continuous hours and deploy in a station where the runtime license is installed.

The “Runtime” package allows the user to execute the application for unlimited time, and blocks the development tools, so the user cannot create new applications or modify existing ones.

The “Development” package allows the user to develop and execute the application for unlimited time (it combines the previous two licenses in a package). You have the option to install both licenses on the same computer or split them into different computers.

If you are purchasing InduSoft Web Studio for the first time, the “Development” package is most likely the best option for you. Otherwise, you may need just a “Runtime” license for the station where you intend to run the project and you can re-use your previous “Development” (or “Development Only”) license to design a new project. Just make sure that your development license supports the number of tags/driver you need for your new project.

 

 

4. Choose the license level based on the number of tags and number of drivers


Product Names/Types:

 

InduSoft Web Studio Number of Tags
Simultaneous Drivers*
InduSoft Lite Interface    150 1
InduSoft Lite Interface Plus 300 1
InduSoft Local Interface 1,500 3
InduSoft Operator Workstation 4,000 5
InduSoft Operator Workstation Plus 16,000 5
InduSoft Control Room Lite 32,000 5
InduSoft Control Room 64,000 8
InduSoft Advanced Server 512,000 32
InduSoft Advanced Server Plus 10,000,000 32

 

InduSoft EmbeddedView Number of Tags Simultaneous Drivers*
InduSoft EmbeddedView Lite Interface 
150 1
InduSoft EmbeddedView Lite Interface Plus
300 1
InduSoft EmbeddedView Standard 
1,500 3
InduSoft EmbeddedView Pro
4,000 5

 

InduSoft CEView Number of Tags Simultaneous Drivers*
InduSoft CEView Lite Interface
150 1
InduSoft CEView Lite Interface Plus
300
1
InduSoft CEView Standard
1,500
3
InduSoft CEView Pro
4,000
5

 

*Current drivers are installed with the development software, choose from any of the drivers for each project, up to the number supported by the license. New drivers are added to our website as they become available. Download them to your driver directory, and your version of InduSoft Web Studio will recognize them.

 

To learn more about how InduSoft Web Studio counts tags, please visit this page.

To learn more about how Indusoft Web Studio determines the number of drivers used, please visit this page.

 

 

5. Choose the add-on components


InduSoft has a wide range of additional add-on components to supplement your project. No add-on modules are required in order to create a fully features SCADA or HMI application. Optional add-ons include:

Toolkits – Including the Database Toolkit API and the Driver Toolkit API
Gateways for InTouch™ and iFix™
Import Wizards for PanelMate™ and PanelView™
Electrical Industry DNP3 and IEC Drivers
OPC XML
Additional Thin Clients


Please contact us for pricing at [email protected] or view our add-ons page for more information.