Category: General

  • Engineers’ Choice Award 2018 – Vote IGX to get $100 credits!

    Engineers’ Choice Awards is organized yearly by Control Engineering to select the best of the bests from leading candidates among the world of industrial automation. This year, we are proud to announce that Ecava IntegraXor version 6 has been selected as the finalist in the software category for Engineers’ Choice Award 2018. The best news […]

  • MQTT Troubleshooting

    To perform MQTT troubleshooting, you need to establish reliable reference for 3 involved parties separately, namely Subscriber, Publisher and Broker. For subscriber and publisher, you may use MQTT Spy as your MQTT clients, it is a small Java utility that you can run without installing. And it’s preconfigured with some public brokers or servers that […]

  • Authorize legacy/offline SCADA license all by yourself

    We have spent great deal of time to simplify the flow to own SCADA license, so you can perform your complete transaction when it’s urgent. And we also taken care of previously purchased licenses. Just request your new software keys that associated to your existing project configuration and you will be able to authorize any […]

  • SCADA IoT Home Automation

    The world is all about IoT (Internet of Things) now. Basically technology developers are aiming for IoT approach for whatever products (if possible). While home automation is another big trend that carries great development potentials, it is now commonly wrapped with IoT technologies as a package to furnish automation to your home. Why use IoT […]

  • Add MQTT gateway to your existing system

    Do you still support some legacy system that could not speak MQTT? You can easily enable your legacy system with IIoT capability by adding MQTT gateway. IGX I/O module can perfectly help you achieving just that because it’s equipped with complete MQTT elements, which are subscriber, publisher as well as broker or server. MQTT protocol […]

  • The must-have tool to site for SCADA System Integrators

    In the world of industrial automation, there are situations where System Integrators are required to backup the entire system and reinstall it back somewhere. Imagine if you can clone the entire hard disk, and just restore it to your destination drive identically. Forget about needing to install and setup everything again, that could make you […]

  • How to add HTTPS to your SCADA system

    HTTPS is a more secure way for a browser (client) and a web server to communicate. This is done by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. With this link, users can be sure that the data being sent […]

  • How to use SCADA as an App in Smartphone

    Need an app for your SCADA? Do you know you can turn your own SCADA into an app in few seconds? It is no news that you can access your SCADA/HMI by web browsers, even in smartphones or tablets. But the best and fastest way to add your SCADA project as an icon on your […]

  • How to Launch Web Browsers in Kiosk Mode

    Kiosk mode is essential in industrial automation, because SCADA/HMI are normally presented in kiosk mode. By doing so the whole package shall appear more “panel” like instead of an ordinary computer browser. But other than application in automation projects, kiosk mode is widely used by system administrators to provide the browser in limited/restricted user access. […]

  • Integrate Google Maps in your SCADA

    Imagine you need your HMI to display the map of your process plants across the world, so that you can control / monitor them via simply clicking on their map locations on screen. Although you can always design the HMI with a stilled map image and labels, but it is always better if you can […]

  • How to insert raster image (JPEG /PNG) into SVG using Inkscape

    Most of the time, when creating a HMI screen, we are required to include company logo or relevant images. These images are mainly in raster form, normally saved as JPEG or PNG file format. Since Ecava IGX SCADA uses SVG for HMI screens, inserting raster images into the SVG is never a problem by using […]

  • 10 Checkpoints for Writing User Guide

    The purpose of UG is to give guidance to user. There’s no hard and fast rules in writing user guide, but below are 10 checkpoints to write a good User Guide. The essence here is to teach user to use a product completely, although User Guide is very much describing User Interface. It should have […]

  • How to Install Clonezilla Live in a Bootable media

    Clonezilla Live is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program for single machine. Basically it is a useful tool to perform disk backup and recovery. It is a bootable GNU/Linux distribution for both x86 or amd64 based computers. One of the best things about Clonezilla is despite it is an open sourced tool, you can use […]

  • Using VB Script in SCADA

    Good news to those who used to program in VBS, Ecava IGX Script engine now supports VB (Visual Basic). To start to write your scripts using VB language in IGX Project Editor, simply save your script with the extension of *.VBS. Other than standard VBS functions and math operations, Ecava IGX comes with a few […]

  • Meaningful Version String that Reflects Release Date

    We used to have problem to associate the release date for certain build numbers. The old version format before version 5 is like MM.NN.bbbb.x, this is the format that supported by Microsoft MSI. It is straightforward, whereby MM is major number, NN is minor number, bbbb is build number that keep on increasing. The last […]

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