InduSoft Web Studio 8.1 has just launched! With this new version come exciting new updates and expanded capabilities for the HMI/SCADA software you’ve come to rely on.
What’s in InduSoft Web Studio 8.1?
InduSoft Web Studio 8.1 will make it easier than ever to publish screens (using HTML5 standards) and visualize them from remote PCs (Web Browsers) or Mobile devices. Use the OPC UA server from InduSoft Web Studio running on Windows or Linux, and define the most suitable license for your project. Here is an overview of the major enhancements in 8.1:
- Support for all native objects in HTML5
An improved Studio Mobile Access client supports all native objects for web-based applications in HTML5 compatible browsers. Supported objects include Alarm/Event Control, Smart Messages, Pushbuttons, and Listboxes. Take advantage of the full range of your application from Studio Mobile Access (SMA) Thin Clients across multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, Linux, and Windows.
- OPC UA Server
Support is now included for the OPC UA Server for the Full Runtime (SCADA on Windows), EmbeddedView (HMI on Windows Embedded), and IoTView (Edge solution on Linux).
- Streamlined Licensing
There are no longer any restrictions for the number of drivers running concurrently, nor restrictions based on the type of thin clients. Purchase the total number of concurrent Thin Clients you need, regardless of the type (Web Thin Client, Secure Viewer Thin Client, or SMA Thin Client).
- Improved Security
Take advantage of enhanced security features like improved integration with Active Directory that allows password expiration, and encryption and authentication of the MQTT driver for IoT applications.
InduSoft remains committed to maintaining 100% backward compatibility. Applications designed in any previous version of InduSoft Web Studio can be opened and immediately run in InduSoft Web Studio version 8.1. If you have a maintenance agreement, you will receive free upgrades to 8.1, along with any patches or service packs. For current users without maintenance agreements, 8.1 will be available for a modest upgrade cost based on current licenses.
InduSoft Web Studio remains platform agnostic
InduSoft maintains dedication to the “Develop once, deploy anywhere” mantra. As with previous versions of the software, InduSoft Web Studio will continue to support all current versions of Windows (Including Windows 7/810, Windows Server 2012/2016 editions, and Windows Embedded editions), as well as Linux and VxWorks with IoTView. Publish applications to the web easily with the HTML5 based Studio Mobile Access thin client, and send and receive data from almost any data source, either locally or on the cloud.
With native communication drivers to over 250 protocols (including MQTT and SNMP) and an available driver toolkit API, you can connect to nearly any hardware or communicate with most common protocols. InduSoft remains committed to supporting the growing number of protocols and open standards. InduSoft Web Studio 8.1 adds support for the OPC UA server in this version, on top of the current support for the OPC UA client, and OPC DA, OPC XML, OPC .NET, and HDA.
Got questions about InduSoft Web Studio 8.1?
Contact your InduSoft Web Studio sales representative to discuss the benefits of upgrading to InduSoft Web Studio 8.1 or trying it for the first time!