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TopView SCADA Connect Now Supports WinCC V7

By KAASM | 10/21/2020
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Exele recently dropped some great news about TopView that is sure to excite the Siemens WinCC V7 user community. With its latest update, TopView’s SCADA Connect now supports direct connectivity to V7, simplifying the integration and configuration of TopView into your SCADA system.

In less time than it takes you to get ready for a Zoom meeting, which we think is more or less 5 minutes, SCADA Connect can sync with V7 and import the alarm details, e.g. alarm tags, alarm detection, descriptions/messages, priorities, bi-directional acknowledge, and alarm groups/areas. Once complete, SCADA Connect will continue to help synchronize the alarms in V7 and TopView.

TopView is reliable, robust, and offers insightful alarm analytics that have filled a gap in the market left by other alarm notification software platforms. The release of SCADA Connect for WinCC V7 further sets TopView apart from its competitors. 

2020 has been difficult enough and you could use a break! Make things easier on yourself by simplifying your alarm notifications within your SCADA platform. Contact us today for this latest release and if you aren’t working with TopView yet, we’d love to tell you all about it. Call, email, or fax us @

Furthermore, SCADA Connect for TopView 6.34 and later adds support for Citect, ClearSCADA / Geo SCADA, RSLinx, RSView32, WinCC V7, and FactoryTalk Controller Alarms. 

Full list of supported SCADA systems: 

  • Siemens WinCC V7 (new)
  • Schneider Electric/Aveva Citect (new)
  • Schneider Electric/Aveva ClearSCADA / Geo SCADA (new)
  • Rockwell FactoryTalk View SE A&E tag-based, HMI Tag Alarms (new), A&E Controller-based (new)
  • Rockwell RSLinx (with PLC) (new) and RSView32 (new)
  • Wonderware/Aveva InTouch
  • Wonderware /Aveva System Platform
  • Wonderware /Aveva InTouch Edge (Indusoft)
  • GE iFix

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WinCC OA V3.17 P003 Now Available for Download

By KAASM | 04/01/2020
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Siemens ETM released patch 3 for WinCC OA version 3.17, today. You can download WinCC OA V3.17 P003 via our Knowledgebase software download section.

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WinCC OA: Free InHouse Development for 3.16/3.17

By KAASM | 03/27/2020
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In support of remote working environments, Siemens/ETM is offering WinCC OA v3.16/v3.17 Development licenses valid for 2 months for FREE for WinCC OA Solution Partners and WinCC OA Premium Solution Partners.

Interested in this offer?

  • let us know your version;
  • the e-mail address of the person in your organization who should receive the license key

You can submit your request to us at

Please consider also a WinCC OA Version Upgrade for your customers.

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COVID-19 Company Update

By Shawn Sandoval | 03/24/2020
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In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee issued an Executive Order directing all residents to immediately heed current State public health directives to stay home, except as needed, to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors.

KAASM is part of the CISA critical infrastructure workforce and this response notification is to ensure our critical infrastructure, manufacturing, and information technology customers that KAASM will continue operations in all regions and provide the highest levels of support during these challenging times.

Extended hours support is available upon request and our standard contact information can via our contact us page,

Stay healthy, safe, and resilient.

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News & Updates: Calvin Hamus Joins KAASM

By KAASM | 01/08/2020
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Located in Phoenix, AZ – Calvin recently joined KAASM to manage an industrial technology portfolio that includes software development, technical product support, E-Learning, and DX consulting. With over 10 years of working in software and automation industries, Calvin’s IT and OT experience will help KAASM better serve our clients IIoT/Edge and software initiatives.

I admire the innovative mindset at KAASM. This type of forward-thinking allows me to best utilize my experience and have an impact.”

Learn more about Calvin


KAASM is an industrial technology company that provides digital transformation consulting, product support, E-learning, and software/hardware products. For more information about our innovative technologies and consulting services, please contact us.

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WinCC OA: Patch Release 14

By KAASM | 09/27/2019
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Siemens ETM has released V3.16 P14.

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Technology Partners: Low Code Development with Mendix

By KAASM | 08/27/2019
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We recently got to meet with our local Mendix rep and had a chance to learn about their visual-development IDE for creating applications in a low-code environment. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should. Their product allows companies with limited technical resources to develop professional applications without needing to know every programming language out there. It also allows companies with lots of technical resources to quickly create apps when time is limited. I love the idea that we could produce great content and leave our full-stack developers to focus on more technical tasks.

Being a bit of a Maker myself, I wanted to give it a try. I went on their website, created a free account, and started going through their tutorials for creating an app. The first tutorial guides you through creating an event management application in their IDE, which is perfect for us because KAASM likes to throw a good party. I was able to figure out the user interface, build the app customized to a fictional KAASM event (KAASM Con 2020), and preview it on desktop and mobile devices.

Overall, I love the idea that with a relatively small amount of training, you can create a fully functioning application that would provide a real benefit to your company. I do see the need for a professional developer for more complex applications, but Mendix fills a gap that our industry needs.

To learn more about Mendix you can visit them @

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Kulshan Brewing

News & Updates: Kulshan Brewing Taps Siemens Automation

By Shawn Sandoval | 08/12/2019
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At KAASM we have quite a few brewing customers and one of our favorites has been Kulshan Brewing. When they were challenged with rapidly expanding their brewhouse, they called KAASM to help bridge their technology gap. We made a reference video about Kulshan Brewing to show how they successfully used Siemens Industry automation to rapidly expand. You can check it out here:

About Kulshan Brewing

The name Kulshan comes from the Native American word for Mt. Baker, which is the local volcano in the Cascade mountain range. Founded in 2012 by Bellingham native David Vitt, Kulshan Brewing is one of the fastest-growing breweries in Whatcom County, highly regarded for making delicious and well-balanced ales and lagers. Just one year after opening, Kulshan doubled the size of their brewhouse to 15 barrels in order to keep up with demand. In 2015 Kulshan opened a second brewery, affectionately named “K2”, in Bellingham with a 30-barrel brewhouse.

To learn more about Kulshan Brewing and how they leveraged Siemens automation, check out the full reference report here.

If you are interested in learning more about how KAASM can help bridge your technology gaps, please contact us.

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News & Updates: KAASM is Awarded the Bronze Eagle

By KAASM | 08/09/2019
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Siemens’ highest recognition for top-performing companies is the Business Excellence Eagle Award. KAASM has been recognized for its 2018 performance in the areas of sales achievement, support capabilities, and commitment to business excellence. Less than 5% of eligible partners receive this prestigious award.

Siemens Business Excellence Award 2018

This is a great honor and we look forward to continuing our innovative business relationship with Siemens.

-James Mowrey, KAASM


Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, KAASM is a new breed of Siemens partner that provides sales, support, training, and consulting services to various industries looking to digitize their operations. KAASM enables its customers to gain real-time visibility of their industrial data to improve processes, reduce costs, increase reliability and availability, and support sound business decisions.

KAASM Founders – James Mowrey and Shawn Sandoval
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