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State-Sponsored Attacks are Testing Industrial Automation Facilities – Some Tips for Defense

Per a recent US-CERT alert, Russian government-sponsored cyber ‘threat actors’ have been systematically targeting and attacking critical US infrastructure facilities, such as nuclear, water/wastewater, electric grids, and other energy related facilities. These attacks, while not new, are being attributed clearly … Continue reading

Use one Tag to Pass Complex Information to Linked Symbols in InduSoft Web Studio

When creating linked symbols in InduSoft Web Studio, you may occasionally run into a problem where many objects in the linked symbol do independent things, but when trying to pass the information into the symbol, you need to create many custom properties and use many tags or members in a class tag in order to supply data to those objects. Continue reading

InduSoft Symbol of the Week – Blue Dashboard Symbols

InduSoft is always busy improving the tools that make developing applications easier and quicker, and we want to share our efforts with you! We’re working on creating one new symbol each week that you can employ in your applications. Please feel free to modify and share these symbols, and tell us what you want to see! We’re always interested in hearing from you what symbols or symbol libraries you’re looking for. Continue reading

Updated Drivers for InduSoft Web Studio

InduSoft Web Studio offers over 240 native drivers for every major manufacturer of PLC and controller. These drivers are frequently updated to offer better, more secure connections to the hardware employed in SCADA/HMI systems. Here are some of the recent additions and changes to the InduSoft Driver list: Continue reading

It’s Pi Day Again! Check out the built-in Pi function of InduSoft Web Studio

In celebration of Pi Day, InduSoft would like to highlight Pi.

Pi, often referenced as the Greek letter π, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter

InduSoft Web Studio has a built in function Pi(). It easily returns the value 3.141593 so you don’t have to remember it. Continue reading

InduSoft Symbol of the Week – Clocks

InduSoft is always busy improving the tools that make developing applications easier and quicker, and we want to share our efforts with you! We’re working on creating one new symbol each week that you can employ in your applications. Please feel free to modify and share these symbols, and tell us what you want to see! We’re always interested in hearing from you what symbols or symbol libraries you’re looking for. Continue reading

How to Get Free Training for SCADA/HMI Development

Everyone gains new skills in an individualized way. For some, visual aids work best, while hands-on practice offers the highest benefit for others. InduSoft has worked hard to address different learning styles to enable every user of InduSoft Web Studio to shorten the learning curve and start tackling HMI and SCADA projects immediately. Continue reading

Querying an SQL Database Table with more than 16000 rows In InduSoft Web Studio

If you are facing any difficulties querying a database table containing more than 16000 rows in InduSoft Web Studio, here is an example of a VBScript function that can be used. This function, when placed, for instance, under Main Procedures and called passing the Table name, returns the total number of rows (even if the table is bigger than 16000 rows). Continue reading

How to Create a Native-Object Pie Chart Symbol in InduSoft Web Studio

It’s easy to use or build a Pie Chart for use in any InduSoft Web Studio application. Certainly, there are many 3rd-Party ActiveX and .NET controls for sale that have sophisticated business charts and objects that could be used within an HMI or SCADA application. However, the limitation with these objects is the cost of purchasing the objects, and that Microsoft technologies are required to display them, forcing your application to only be run on platforms that support the ActiveX and .NET containers. Continue reading