Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have a wide variety of choices in SCADA and HMI software to use in designing solutions for customers. InduSoft Web Studio is an excellent option for OEMs using equipment running a Microsoft Embedded operating system for a variety of reasons, including: feature-rich SCADA/HMI software that has a small footprint, continued support for the operating system, and easy connectivity with built-in drivers and OPC support.
InduSoft Web Studio supports all versions of Windows Embedded, including Windows Embedded CE, Standard, Enterprise, Embedded XP and Server editions. InduSoft was the first HMI software provider to fully support Windows CE, and InduSoft still offers the best Windows Embedded CE experience for users. In addition, Microsoft offers support for the Windows Embedded operating systems for ten years, making it an easy investment in terms of support. InduSoft also takes great care to keep applications backward and forward compatible, so any application developed in InduSoft will continue working no matter what version of the software you develop with.
Connectivity is easy with InduSoft Web Studio EmbeddedView. The SCADA/HMI software includes over 240 drivers for all major PLC and controller manufactures, and IWS also supports OPC Classic
Many Equipment Possibilities
Common types of equipment that support Microsoft Windows Embedded are Industrial Panel PCs, Mobile PCs, In Vehicle Computers, displayless, battery powered, very large displays (such as those used for digital signage), and very small displays (like those found in mobile and hand-held devices).
This equipment can be used in a variety of industries, including wireless inventory management systems, barcode readers, and kiosk stations, as well as a variety of machines used in industrial automation. Applications might include:
- Security and surveillance
- Document imaging
- Home and building automation systems
- Media servers
- MES or ERP servers