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Vote InduSoft Web Studio as the Best HMI Software in the Engineers’ Choice Awards

InduSoft Web Studio is up for multiple awards this season, but we have always valued Control Engineering’s reader’s choice awards, in which the winning HMI/SCADA products are chosen by the readers themselves. This year, InduSoft is nominated in the category of Best HMI Software, and we would like to ask our fans to consider voting for us in the following categories: Continue reading

InduSoft Is Currently a Finalist in Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice 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 2013 in three categories, Best HMI in 2012, and an honorable mention in 2011. InduSoft Web Studio also won this award for Best HMI software in 2007 and 2006. Continue reading

A Trip Through the Automation Graveyard – Beware the Zombies!

Automation is an industry that is constantly changing as technology changes. Some hardware and software platforms adapt, but others become obsolete and are consigned to the automation graveyard. This year, InduSoft decided to take a look at some of the technological occupants of the Automation Graveyard – and at a few of the zombies that died a long time ago, but linger on in the form of legacy systems that refuse to be laid to rest! Continue reading

New Case Study – Graham Engineering Reinvents Blow Molding Machine Interface

InduSoft has added a new case study! Graham Engineering used InduSoft Web Studio to develop the HMI for their blow molding equipment, and has reported great successes in streamlining their line of machines. Continue reading

What makes InduSoft Web Studio so Flexible?

The key technology that makes InduSoft so flexible is the layer of abstraction between the application, the plant-level data and any external software. InduSoft Web Studio provides a layer of abstraction for communication with hardware, such as PLCs, making it easy, for example, to change from a PLC to a Soft PLC merely by adjusting the driver sheet data. Continue reading

How to Get the Best SCADA Software Connectivity

One critical factor in deciding which SCADA software solution to use for a system upgrade or a new SCADA system is the ability of the software to connect easily with the machinery and hardware already in place. If you intend to update all, or part of your SCADA system, adding disparate machinery from different manufacturers, or upgrading some machines, and leaving some legacy hardware, then it’s important to fins a SCADA software solution that will easily connect with hardware from all major manufactures. Continue reading

Congratulations to the Winner of the SCADA/HMI Screencap Challenge!

InduSoft recently ran a competition for the best SCADA/HMI screencaps showcasing IWS based SCADA and HMI solutions. We’d like to congratulate Julio Delgado, who sent us some amazing screens from Stock America ICONRMS HMI applications. We were impressed with the graphics utilized to display the process, as well as a great use of InduSoft features like the tools for FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and the web thin client. Continue reading

The future of Windows CE

It has recently been announced that the next version of Windows CE will be named Windows Embedded Compact 7 in the next generation of Microsoft operating systems. The Windows Embedded Compact 7 version will have all the features of Windows CE, as well as including Silverlight for Windows Embedded, Internet Explorer Embedded, connection managers, Microsoft office and PDF viewers, and more. Continue reading

What’s in the Future of Windows CE and InduSoft?

InduSoft was the first HMI or SCADA software solution on the market to include a fully functioning Windows CE solution. The small footprint of InduSoft Web Studio CEView and EmbeddedView pairs all the features of InduSoft Web Studio in a great software package that deploys as easily on any supported Windows operating system, from Windows CE to Windows Server editions, Windows 7, windows Vista, and more. Continue reading