EC: InduSoft Web Studio v7.1
Software - HMI software: InduSoft Web Studio is scalable software from basic HMI to powerful SCADA without being complicated. Everything is included, drivers, historical alarm and trend logging, VBScripting, database connectivity and Web publishing. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice Award winner.
IWS is a comprehensive HMI/SCADA software that includes all the tools needed to create SCADA and HMI applications. In addition to the wide array of existing functionality, several new features make this version stand out. Working seamlessly together, InduSoft Collaborative Solution and ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) option: Compare any configuration file merge changes from multiple developers. The collaborative solution offers support for version and source control, and interaction through Microsoft's Team Foundation Server*, allowing Application Lifecycle Management on location or on the cloud. (* Additional license is required.) Free, online training videos get you going quickly. IWS is already easy to use, but now it is easier to get up to speed quickly. More than 35 videos cover basic to advanced topics. Watch them in sequence or "on-demand." Stream or download them and watch them on the plane or anywhere offline.
IWS is scalable from 150 tags (process variables) to over 10 million. By including the same powerful features in the smallest license to the largest, IWS makes it easy for machine builders to be flexible on how they deploy. Little or no effort is required to flex between medium machines or small (fewer options) or even the full-featured, top-of-the-line machines. With over 125,000 installations worldwide, unparalleled support is a company top priority. In addition to live chat, phone support, email support, InduSoft offers free online videos, sample applications, offices on three continents and local distributors, representatives and system integrators across the globe. Choose InduSoft Web Studio to help you build and deploy machines and processes, more quickly with informative displays that actually improve quality and production.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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