- October 13, 2010
- InduSoft, Inc.
October 13, 2010 - InduSoft released the newest version of the InduSoft Web Studio HMI/ SCADA software. This SCADA and HMI software package incorporates many additions to overall functionality, like an improved user interface. Additions to the software include improvements to the Rapid Application Configuration Environment (RACE), an interface that was specifically designed to create an easy to use SCADA application development environment. Additional graphic enhancements include new customizable color palettes and color and pattern fill options for trends. A graphic feature supports dynamic rotation of bitmap images to create lifelike animated displays. SCADA security has not been overlooked in the newest version of InduSoft Web Studio. The robust native security supports Microsoft Active Directory using standard LDAP protocol, and offers Security synchronization between multiple IWS workstations. In addition, intellectual property protection has been added so that machine builders and integrators can protect their corporate custom functionality. InduSoft Web Studio v7.0 supports OPC UA and OPC Xi, in addition to bundling in nearly 250 drivers that communicate with PLCs and controllers from all major manufacturers. Functionality that has existed in the software for years is all included. Online and historical alarms and trending; recipes, reports and advanced features like patented SQL database connectivity, web publishing, e-mail and PDF publishing are all built in. A powerful new one-click multi language translation feature allows users to read their application in their native language. Clicking "automatic translation" allows the software package to communicate with Google Translate and bring back a translation. Words and phrases can even be fine-tuned to allow users to ensure the accuracy of translations. InduSoft Web Studio is available with many new tag counts. This allows users to take advantage of the scalability of this SCADA software. Those using Windows Embedded, or Windows CE can develop their application on any supported Microsoft operating system, and deploy it anywhere, while users on Windows 7, or Windows Server editions can use InduSoft to develop complex SCADA projects to run on desktops or servers. According to Fabio Terezinho, VP of InduSoft consulting services "This is the most innovative version upgrade we've had since version 1.0."According to Marcia Gadbois, VP of business development for InduSoft, "We made the customer a huge part of the development process, and many of the new features were developed based on user requests and suggestions. This release has sparked an amazing amount of enthusiasm for InduSoft."About InduSoft:Founded in 1997, InduSoft provides a powerful family of industrial software products for developing applications in industrial automation, instrumentation, and embedded systems for all Microsoft-supported operating systems. InduSoft develops tools and technologies that empower people and companies to develop graphical interfaces for embedded PCs, PCs, and mobile devices to highly redundant systems. Today more than 125,000 InduSoft Operator Interface, SCADA, control and data acquisition systems are operating worldwide through direct and partner sales.