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Take Advantage of the Telemetry Functions of InduSoft Web Studio for Remote SCADA Applications

Remote SCADA access can be as simple as bringing the data from the plant floor to an office over a web thin client utilizing a browser, or it can be as complex as monitoring remote sites located in harsh terrain from devices ranging from industrial PCs to ruggedized PCs. Telemetry and cloud based SCADA applications are an increasingly viable option with remote communication capabilities like those built into InduSoft Web Studio. Continue reading

Protect Remote Terminal Units for Better SCADA Security

As web-based SCADA, cloud technology, and remote access to SCADA and HMI systems becomes more widespread, there’s a move toward managing remote SCADA systems from across buildings, or even across town. With SCADA security an omnipresent concern, how can supervisors protect their Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) from direct or indirect malicious attacks and negligence? Here are some best practices to protect access to RTUs, both through physical security and the SCADA/HMI security built into SCADA software like InduSoft Web Studio. Continue reading

InduSoft Releases New Case Study in the Food and Beverage Industry – Stock America

Stock America uses the InduSoft Web Studio SCADA software to develop HMI applications for their Retort and Sterilization machines used in the food and beverage industry. These applications are designed to be FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant, and the applications make use of great InduSoft tools, like patented database connectivity and the use of web thin clients. Continue reading

Access your SCADA or HMI System on your iPad or Android Device

With tablet computers and smartphones becoming more and more ubiquitous, plant managers, supervisors, and machine operators have been clamoring for a SCADA software solution that will give them access to important data on the go. The ability to view Tag (process I/O) values and alarms is useful while in a home or office away from the process. InduSoft Web Studio has had a solution to this problem for quite a while, in the form of the useful SMA client. Continue reading

The InduSoft Web Thin Client

The InduSoft Web Thin Client is a powerful tool for getting access to SCADA and HMI applications designed in InduSoft Web Studio remotely. The web thin client is especially valuable to plant managers who wish to view a process while in an office or using a smartphone or PDA. OEMs may also benefit from providing a web thin client for use in viewing the HMIs used in equipment. Continue reading

New InduSoft Video: Creating a Remote HMI SCADA Application

InduSoft has released a new video! Learn how to quickly and easily create a remote SCADA application using InduSoft Web Studio and the web thin client. This simple tutorial takes minutes to master, and can offer you amazing portability in your application. Use the web based SCADA or HMI solution on remote PCs enabled with an Internet Explorer web browser, or even take your HMI or SCADA application on the go with a Windows based smartphone or tablet that runs IE. Continue reading

Optimizing Screens in InduSoft Web Studio for Mobile Devices

It’s common now for computer monitors to span anywhere from 15” to 27” or more. While these make excellent panels for complex HMI SCADA applications, remote,handheld and small industrial panel mount devices are often overlooked. Users who intend to deploy on both industrial computers and remote handheld devices may want to utilize these practices for optimizing screens. 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

Using a Modem and TCP/IP Encapsulation with InduSoft Web Studio Drivers

As we discussed recently, the InduSoft Web Studio SCADA software is capable of encapsulating protocols within different physical layers in order to send information from the computer in which the SCADA software is installed and the PLC or RTU connected to the machine. These physical layers may be Ethernet, Serial RS-232, RS-485, or even Bluetooth or modem connections when a converter is used. In some cases, a modem is the most efficient type of physical layer through which to transmit protocols. By using the drivers available in InduSoft Web Studio, it is possible to connect the SCADA application to the modem through the driver, and then send data anywhere across phone lines. Continue reading