Category: Knowledge Base

  • Create PostgreSQL Database for SCADA

    In order to use SCADA modules / features like Trending, Alarm and Report for your project, it is required to create the database in PostgreSQL before configuring other database dependent module in IGX Project Editor. The steps to create a database in PostgreSQL are simple. Launch pgAdmin from your Windows. (You can simply click on […]

  • SCADA Trending Pen with Dynamic Tag

    Ecava IGX SCADA allows you to dynamically turn on/off a pen from display during run-time. And there’s no restriction in any form except your database size. Obviously we don’t save all tags to avoid your database grows to reach disk limit in no time. However, you may have some situations that want to allow operator […]

  • 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 […]

  • SCADA Best Practice: Using Event Based Trigger

    Every software has its best practice(s) of using. For Ecava IGX SCADA, there is a useful setting called “Triggered By”, which is a compulsory setting for several modules like Script. This setting determines how should the particular action or event be triggered. Script module is very useful in SCADA projects, especially when you have specific […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 Reasons why you should use Ecava Kiosk-it

    1. Protection Keyboard are locked from exiting or closing the application, even pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del or Alt+F4 will require user’s credential. Other than preventing interruption, Kiosk-it restricts non relevant user access as well as transferring suspicious data to your system or devices. 2. Low price Ecava Kiosk-it is selling only at the lowest price, that assures […]

  • 6 Steps to install Windows Embedded Standard 7 to run your SCADA

    Ecava IGX Server has been tested on Windows Embedded Standard 7 running on Oracle VM VirtualBox, with simulated hardware specification as follows: – a single processor – 512 MB of RAM – 5 GB of hard disk space. The test was running on real CPU with Intel Xeon 2.33 GHz processor. The following are the […]

  • SCADA and MES

    What is MES (Manufacturing Execution System)? As the name suggests, MES is mostly implemented for manufacturing systems. The purposes of MES are mainly for report production as well as document processes such as goods records, receipts, maintenance, scheduling, etc. For example, in a manufacturing operation, SCADA plays the main role of process control, while MES […]

  • Unlimited Tag SCADA

    Unlimited tag SCADA pricing is often being used for costing purpose, but also abused by some vendors as sales gimmick. What’s the catch for “unlimited”? You better be alert whenever someone offered you with “unlimited of this and that”, because that could well mean “untested of this and that. We often receive inquiries asking about […]

  • Best SVG image size for SCADA mimic

    IGX equipped with a wonderful feature that auto fit any image with various sizes or resolutions into any screen/monitor during runtime. This gets rid of the painful trouble that traditional SCADA had to redraw the mimic when different sizes of monitor or resolutions are being applied at site. Since you already have such luxury, why […]

  • DCOM Settings for SCADA OPC Driver

    It can be tricky to setup OPC configuration, so our system engineer B.G. is sharing out his personal written short instructions with you. Anyhow it’s pretty complete like a guideline though. You may call this a check list, nevertheless, the length of the post shows the complexity of DCOM setting for SCADA application. DCOM Open […]

  • Thin Client vs Thick Client for SCADA

    IGX SCADA was designed for thin client architecture from the ground up, to be exact, it’s a Browser Server architecture that open to run with any standard web content natively. As a comparison, most traditional SCADAs was created as a thick client, or even without supporting any remote client by default. Usually these thick content […]

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