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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

Last Chance to Vote for InduSoft in the Control Engineering Engineer’s Choice Awards for 2012

InduSoft Web Studio is currently in the running for Control Engineering’s Engineer’s Choice Awards for 2012. InduSoft won this award in 2006, 2010, and received an honorable mention in 2011. With the new v7 + SP1, InduSoft is aiming for this goal of being the best SCADA software package once more. 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

The Power of Connectivity in SCADA Software

When InduSoft asks users about their favorite aspect of InduSoft Web Studio, a common answer is “flexibility and connectivity.” InduSoft has made our SCADA software the best solution in terms of connectivity and the ease of configuration. What is it about InduSoft Web Studio that makes it so easy to connect? Here are some things to consider Continue reading

Third Party Tools to Complement InduSoft Web Studio

InduSoft Web Studio is a powerful and versatile SCADA software solution with many exceptional functions and capabilities. While it’s easy to develop great looking, full SCADA and HMI applications within the development environment of InduSoft Web Studio, there are some third party software solutions that will help some users create even more dynamic applications for their HMI and SCADA systems. These software tools are not supported by InduSoft, and we do not sell or promote them. They exist as additional tools that our users have found beneficial for specific projects. We’d love to hear your suggestions for additional tools that you have found useful in developing applications within the InduSoft SCADA software! Continue reading

InduSoft Takes Honorable Mention for Best HMI Software in Engineer’s Choice Award

InduSoft, which won three awards in 2010 for HMI and SCADA software, gets another nod in 2011 with the Engineer’s Choice awards. This honorable mention for the best HMI software is one of many from Control Engineering. InduSoft is proud to continue this tradition by releasing the best SCADA software on the market. Continue reading

The Secure Viewer Thin Client for InduSoft Web Studio

A frequent topic of conversation among InduSoft Web Studio users is the Secure Viewer thin client, and how it compares to or differs from the other Thin Clients supported by InduSoft, such as the Web Thin Client, and the SMA (Studio Mobile Access) Thin Client. Continue reading

Interacting with a .NET Control using InduSoft Web Studio

Demo showing two different ways to interact with a .NET Cotrol in InduSoft Web Studio SCADA software, by using a tag directly in the control or by using VBScript and setting the property directly. Continue reading

Many HMI SCADA applications all in one single software package!

InduSoft Web Studio is a unique HMI SCADA software package that allows users to take advantage of all supported Microsoft Operating systems within one development environment, without having to purchase add-ons or additional modules. While some SCADA and HMI products force users to buy a different development package to work with both Windows 7 and Windows Embedded, InduSoft allows users to create applications for Windows CE, Windows Embedded, and all supported operating systems with one purchase. That means that no matter how you intend to use your SCADA software, you can do it all with IWS. Continue reading