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Vote for InduSoft Web Studio in the 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 2018 and 2019 for outstanding HMI software. This year, InduSoft Web Studio is once again … Continue reading

InduSoft Web Studio System Redundancy Sample Application

InduSoft has added a new sample application to show an example of system redundancy. This application was covered in the InduSoft System Redundancy webinar, and can be studied for a better understanding of how to set up a redundant SCADA system. Download this application, and dozens of others on the sample application page. Continue reading

Using InduSoft Web Studio to Reduce Time-To-Market for Packaging Machines

Time-to-market is crucial for packaging machine builders due to the fast-paced nature of demand for packaging, changes in regulatory requirements, and rapidly developing technology. Reducing time to market is critical for the success of a packaging machine product line.

One key way to reduce time to market is to begin with flexible HMI software. Here are some important factors to consider when choosing your HMI software platform for your machines: Continue reading

Vote Now! InduSoft Web Studio is a Finalist in the 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 2017 and 2016 for outstanding HMI software.  Continue reading

InduSoft Web Studio 8.1 Service Pack Two Available for Download

InduSoft web Studio version 8.1 + SP2 is out and ready to download! This new version of InduSoft HMI/SCADA software brings some great new features and robust cybersecurity enhancements to offer you the best version of InduSoft Web Studio yet! Continue reading

When Industrial Automation Intersects Video Games

As long as there have been computers we’ve been finding ways to turn software into entertainment. The result of the innovation poured into creating video games has resulted in interesting ways to interact with and use our machines that are being applied to industrial settings. Here we’ve explored a few of the ways that industrial automation and modern video games have borrowed from and intersected with one another, and how video games may offer clues about what we can expect from industrial software in the future. Continue reading

IoT is Expanding Faster than Security Can Keep Up – That Doesn’t Mean Complacency is Acceptable

IoT has truly hit the consumer sphere, and it’s not unreasonable to expect that plants and industrial automation as a whole will soon be incorporating elements of the consumer IoT in the form of camera, motion sensors, thermostats, and more. Whether industrial or consumer grade, it’s rapidly becoming an expectation that the devices we use will be connected to the internet, and that the data they collect will make them more helpful to us. Continue reading

How to Download and License the InduSoft Web Studio Educational Version

The educational version of InduSoft Web Studio SCADA software is available for students, teachers, educational facilities, and researchers to use in order to teach or learn the capabilities of SCADA and HMI software. InduSoft is providing licenses for the educational version of InduSoft Web Studio, a fully featured version of the award winning SCADA/HMI development platform. Continue reading

Handling Binary Large Objects (BLOBs) in MS SQL Server Using the InduSoft Web Studio Database Gateway (StADOSvr.exe)

InduSoft Web Studio users sometimes need to handle SCADA or HMI data that are stored in formats which are outside of the ranges of InduSoft Web Studio tag types. InduSoft Web Studio handles Integer, Real, Boolean, and String. However, in some cases, data records are simply image files stored in a database in “Image” or “Large Binary” column format, and this data won’t map to any of the InduSoft Web Studio tag types. Continue reading

Using X, Y, and Z Axis Control and Display in InduSoft Web Studio

In a previous blog, we demonstrated how to build a rotating indicator display in InduSoft Web Studio. This week, we’ll take that control and add a third axis to the application in order to address operational considerations and instrument display for 3 physical dimensions, and discuss addressing more than 3 axes. Continue reading