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New InduSoft Web Studio Sample Application: Custom Widget Library Web Browser

This application for InduSoft Web Studio demonstrates how to use the WebBrowser custom widget from the product library, allowing the user to:

Set the URL property of the custom widget to display:
Offline content (videos, pdf documents, etc)
Online content (web sites, YouTube videos, etc)
Capture and handle events generated by the Web Browser Continue reading

Hardkey or Softkey? What you need to know about InduSoft Web Studio License Keys

There are two types of license keys for the InduSoft Web Studio HMI SCADA software. Hardkeys and Softkeys. The type of key you’re given will depend on how you intend to use your SCADA software, and whether you want to develop applications, or merely run them in industrial machines. Continue reading

Why System Integrators Who Don’t Embrace IIoT Risk Being Left Behind

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrie 4.0, and Made in China 2025 are being supported by hardware, software, and government initiatives worldwide. Gartner projects 21 billion devices will be connected to networks by 2020. Hardware manufacturers are increasingly developing products with IIoT capabilities, while software developers like InduSoft are finding ways to connect that hardware to industrial HMI and SCADA systems. Continue reading

Developing a Plan for Updating Legacy Systems

The case for and against legacy systems

It’s not uncommon for SCADA and HMI systems to run to the point of failure, but is that really the best way to ensure future growth and stability? It’s time for companies to evaluate how much their legacy systems may be costing them in terms of reduced productivity and long-term stability. It’s entirely possible to update legacy HMI and SCADA projects to better, more stable software, without undoing all the hard work of designing the system in the first place.  Continue reading

InduSoft Web Studio Symbol of the Week: Simple Minimal Symbols

These are minimal, simple, easy-to-understand symbols for InduSoft Web Studio SCADA/HMI software. For the bar graph and sliders there are 2 variations, with and without a scale. The clocks are 12 hour with AM/PM, and one displays the day of the week. The Push button is only momentary. You can change the on/off text (OnLabel/OffLabel) for the Push Button and Pilot Light. Continue reading