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Throwback Thursday Podcast: John Rinaldi, Founder of Real-time Automation and Author of Industrial Ethernet and OPC UA: The Basics

This week we are proud to welcome John Rinaldi, the founder of Real-time Automation and the author of the book Industrial Ethernet as well as OPC UA: The Basics, An OPC UA overview for those who may not have a degree in embedded programming. He has also written a book on Modbus. All these books are available on Amazon. Continue reading

Don’t Forget to Vote for InduSoft Web Studio in the Control Engineering Awards!

 InduSoft Web Studio has consistently won awards for SCADA software, HMI software, and exceptional products and support. InduSoft won the Control Engineering Engineer’s Choice award in 2017 and 2016 for outstanding HMI software. Continue reading

Automation and Robotics Continue to Reshape Agriculture Practices

InduSoft has written before about how the future of agriculture may depend heavily on robotics. Automation in industrial-scale agriculture has been the key to higher crop yields and affordable prices at the supermarket. The past decade has seen an explosion … Continue reading

InduSoft Symbol of the Week – Small Round Gauge

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

Security Bulletin for InduSoft Web Studio 8.0 SP2 P1 and Prior

 A vulnerability was found in InduSoft Web Studio version 8.0 Service Pack 2 Patch 1 and prior versions. This vulnerability does not exist in the most recent version of the software, but it is recommended that those using older versions upgrade as soon as possible to InduSoft Web Studio 8.1. It is always recommended that the latest version of the software be used in order to receive security updates and the latest patches. Maintenance agreements are another way to ensure that your software is always up to date and includes the latest security features.  Continue reading

Steps to Configure the Windows Firewall for InduSoft Remote Access

Many functions and features of InduSoft Web Studio support remote access from other computers on a network. Remote access connectivity to a computer from other computers on a network is controlled by the Windows Firewall. If you want to allow remote access to InduSoft functions and features, then you will need to configure the firewall to allow remote access. You can, of course, simply turn off the Windows Firewall to allow unrestricted remote access, however for security reasons this is not recommended. It is recommended instead that the Windows Firewall be correctly configured to allow remote access to the specific InduSoft Web Studio programs providing the functionality and features that are needed. Continue reading

Version Upgrade Promotion for InduSoft Web Studio 8.1

Upgrading to the newest version of InduSoft Web Studio is always an easy process, with 100% backward compatibility and the ability to load more than one version of InduSoft Web Studio on the same PC. To make the version upgrade process as smooth as possible, we’ve also put together a program to help you upgrade your license version to InduSoft Web Studio 8.1, and how to know if you qualify for free version upgrades. Continue reading