Little known fact: SCADAPacks can act as a Modbus Store and Forward hub when configured properly. Lesser known fact: SCADAPacks will also Store and Forward Enron Modbus, ROC Protocol, or basically any communications protocol where the first byte of the message is the address, has messages less than 240 bytes and uses Modbus CRC for […]
Tag: SCADA host
Set ClearSCADA WebX Homepage
This has been puzzling me for a while… how do you set the WebX homepage? It is useful to put the user on a landing page other than the usual WebX logo page. I know I had done this in the past for other clients, but had since forgotten. Well no longer! To set the […]
Kepware has Configuration API!!!
I have been exposed to Kepware a lot more in recent weeks. It is a full featured driver suite, not just for PLC communications anymore! This week in particular I have been tasked with creating over 1200 devices in a single Kepware instance. Good news! They have a REST API that can be enabled and […]
Remote SCADA Access to Prosoft E-AFC Card
I was asked recently to build a meter template for ClearSCADA for Prosoft’s new, enhanced E-AFC card. It is a 16 run flow computer module for Allen Bradley PLCs and it comes with Ethernet for simple connections. As I started testing things I immediately ran into a wall. It did not matter which platform I […]
Secure ClearSCADA WebX
This is slowly coming… the need to secure our SCADA web clients. What follows are some configuration tricks for getting WebX secure and also enabling the ‘new’ WebX to talk properly to ‘original’ WebX for the purposes of client ease of use (mostly to let them have full Mimics and Maps at the same time). […]
Setup ClearSCADA Ethernet DNP3 Communications to a SCADAPack (non-E series)
So before the weekend I posted and put up screenshots detailing how to get DNP3 configured on SCADAPack to report up to a ClearSCADA SCADA host server. What follows is the matching ClearSCADA configuration to complete the loop. These screenshots were taken with the latest ClearSCADA 2017, but should also work fine in older (back to […]
MQTT – Is This the Protocol We’re Looking For?
The industrial automation world is just buzzing with internet of things (IoT) news and industrial internet of things (IIoT). SCADA software, polling drivers, field Ethernet to serial gateways and just about everyone else is taking advantage of the new buzzwords. One of the new primary protocols for IIoT devices is MQTT. Last month I attended the Well […]
Maximize ClearSCADA WebX ActiveX Applet
ClearSCADA was one of the first SCADA platforms to have a fairly complete and stable web based thin client. It has stayed the same through the years and is lagging behind a bit with lack of full graphics support on HTML5, but it is consistent and works well in a Windows environment. One of the […]