Category: General

  • How To Disable OPC UA Security for Kepware

    Follow these simple steps below to disable OPC UA security for Kepware. From the Start menu, look for KEPServerEX 6 Administration and press Enter. If KEPServerEX 6 Administation doesn’t appear, go to the bottom right corner of your taskbar and look for the Kepware icon. Right-click on the Kepware icon and select OPC UA Configuration. […]

  • How to add watchdog to your SCADA devices

    The watchdog function is important to detect device malfunctions. It will trigger a tag or alarm to indicate that the device is disconnected for any reasons. Follow these steps below to add a watchdog to your SCADA devices. First, put both the .json and .csv file into the project folder. Next, open and edit the […]

  • Create And Link PostgreSQL Database With IGX Using Data Source Name (DSN)

    PostgreSQL is also known as Postgres, is an open-source and free relational database management system (RDBMS). It supports a wide variety of native data types. Follow these simple steps below to create and link PostgreSQL database with IGX SCADA using Data Source Name (DSN). Open pgAdmin from the Start menu. In pgAdmin, expand the Servers […]

  • How To Run IGX Project Automatically During Windows Startup

    By default, several software are set to launch during Windows startup. But what if user wishes to launch their IGX project automatically during startup? This method can also be used for any other software. Here are a few steps on how to run IGX project automatically during Windows startup. Press the Windows Key + R […]

  • Moving A Table from MS Access to PostgreSQL

    The Microsoft Access database file (.mdb) that is located in the project folder is for testing purposes only. It can only hold not more than 2GB of data. In order to migrate the data stored in a MS Access to PostgreSQL, follow these steps below. First, open the Microsoft Access database file (.mdb). I will […]

  • Running Your Own MQTT Broker On Windows

    By default, the MQTT broker is included in the IntegraXor installer. To run your own MQTT broker locally on Windows, follow the steps below. Go to Start menu and look for Ecava IntegraXor Project Editor or Ecava IntegraXor SCADA Server, right-click on it and select Properties. The Properties menu will appear. Copy the Start in […]

  • Backup and Restore a PostgreSQL Database

    PostgreSQL is a open source object-relational database. We received many request from our clients asked us how to backup and restore a PostgreSQL database. Below are the steps to perform backup and restore of a PostgreSQL database with two simple steps.   Step 1: Backup the Database Follow the steps below to backup the database: […]

  • Splitting Workload Using Cluster Network

    Logging large number of tags at a time can increase the workload of the database. The increase of workload also increases the time required by the database to log all values at a time. In order to reduce the workload,  the Cluster Network will be used to split the task. Below is the system architecture […]

  • Setting Up a Cluster Network

    IGX Cluster Network module is designed for scaling and distributed configuration. The cluster module is divided into two parts; Cluster Master and Cluster Node. It is suitable for large scale projects with huge amount of IO tags by breaking down the tasks and distributing them across multiple nodes.  Part 1: Configuring the Cluster Master Firstly, […]

  • Setting Up MQTT

    This article will guide users on how to configure a MQTT Publisher and Subscriber using a public broker. It is divided into two parts; Part 1 and Part 2.   Part 1: Configuring the Publisher First of all, user need to enable the MQTT Publisher driver. Select IO Server on the left pane and enable the […]

  • Step-by-Step: How To Add and Link Multiple Database to Multiple Pages for Alarm Logging

    This article uses Microsoft Access database that comes with the Demo project. To setup PostgreSQL database for SCADA, refer to this article. In Project Editor, create two database and name it mdb_1 and mdb_2. Open project folder, make two copies of dblog.mdb and rename it to dblog_1.mdb and dblog_2.mdb. Copy the codes below and paste it in […]

  • Step-by-Step: Setup and configure Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008 – Part 1

    In case you haven’t known, IGX allows you to use external user authentication system. So that you can administrate one user database for several systems from different vendors. Active Directory Domain Services developed by Microsoft is a directory service for the Windows domain networks. It turns the server into a domain controller which authenticates and […]

  • How to calculate Moving Averages in SCADA?

    Mr. Wachira has recently asked how to do moving averages in SCADA, that made us recall how troublesome is to do some simple calculations in traditional SCADA. It can be even more painful when you need to deal with proprietary programming language. As such we are more than happy to share how elegant to calculate […]

  • SCADA Report with Selectable Column

    SCADA Report is good to have selectable column if you have long list of parameter logging, and when you want to do side by side comparison, or narrow down to small group of data for analysis. You can do this for your operator by adding a dropdown list of checkboxes and a standard script snippet. […]

  • Troubleshoot JavaScript in SCADA

    We highly recommend JavaScript as your scripting language despite Ecava IGX do support VB Script for awhile now. As compare to VB Script, JavaScript is the language of the web and for the future. JavaScript is powerful and flexible, but flexibility itself has pros and cons. JavaScript is very linient on syntax, for example it’s […]