DLOG Block Status Codes

The DLOG block on a Telepace based SCADAPack is a super useful function. However, it can sometimes fail. Monitoring the status code will allow you to see what the DLOG block is doing and suggest possible solutions to the problem. Code Description Solution 10 The configuration is valid and data can be logged. All fine. […]

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ClearSCADA Backup Object

Backing up a SCADA software database can be a bit of a chore. Manual copying files and folders to get a backup is a common place task and sometimes comes with risk that the software database will be corrupted! ClearSCADA includes a handy little backup object that will make a backup for you with no […]

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SCADAPack Memory Issues

We work with SCADAPack PLCs a lot in our line of work. They are pretty flexible devices. However, what many people do not know is that they have a relatively old OS and do not have great memory management. Here are my tips for properly setting up a SCADAPack. Some explanation as to why towards […]

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ClearSCADA Email Settings – Office 365 Shared Mailbox

ClearSCADA has the ability to send email notifications (alarm notifications) and also receive acknowledgement via email. The settings are not always easy to get right. Here are the settings required for outgoing and incoming email for an Office 365 Shared Mailbox. Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Settings: Server: smtp.office365.com Port: 587 TLS Protocol: TLS 1.2 Account: user@domain.com […]

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What is SCADA? What is IoT?

I recently went on a work trip with one of my new programmers. He peppered me with questions on the entire trip, which was great. During our days away we worked on changing IP addresses for a small network of IP based radios. We struggled HARD to get everything connected and working again with the […]

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