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InFluxDB: Parallel Data Logging with WinCC OA NextGen Archiver

By Calvin Hamus | 04/21/2020
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The New Stuff With the release of WinCC OA 3.17, one of the most anticipated additions was the inclusion of InfluxDB. Since InfluxDB is based on an open-source architecture it dramatically improves ease of integration and offers some cool new...

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WinCC OA: Creating Dashboards with Web Technologies

By Calvin Hamus | 03/26/2020
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WinCC OA has the ability to embed HTML / JS / CSS into a project. These features are essential for creating modern dashboards.  In this blog, you will explore how to use modern web libraries to interact with WinCC OA....

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DevOps: Continuous Deployment Using Git, Jenkins, and WinCC OA

By Calvin Hamus | 02/24/2020
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Why DevOps with WinCC OA is cool! In the IT world, you would NEVER, EVER, make edits to a production system without going through proper quality assurance change acceptance. However, in the industrial world, for some reason, it has been...

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DevOps: Integrating Jenkins into WinCC OA

By Calvin Hamus | 02/04/2020
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Over the past few weeks, we have been showing how to use DevOps practices and tools inside of WinCC OA. If you are new to this DevOps series of posts, feel free to check out these additional blogs: What is...

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WinCC OA: Setting up Chronograf with InfluxDB

By Calvin Hamus | 01/16/2020
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With the release of WinCC OA 3.17, one of the newest and biggest changes is the addition of the NextGen Archiver.  The NextGen Archiver runs on an InfluxDB database and is a great way to store your data.  InfluxDB is...

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IIoT | Edge: WinCC OA now Supports Node-RED

By Shawn Sandoval | 01/14/2020
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Inside of WinCC OA version 3.17, Node-RED is natively supported. This is important because this furthers the evolution of Siemens WinCC OA platform to support the ever-growing IIoT device market. To be concise, Node-RED will allow WinCC OA to communicate...

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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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WinCC OA: How to Add Rulers to the Trend Object

By KAASM | 09/05/2019
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Part of working with an open platform is being able to change or enhance out of the box functionality to meet your needs. This short tutorial will introduce and show you how to add a ruler to WinCC OA. The...

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WinCC OA: How to Change “Came” and “Went” Alert Text

By Shawn Sandoval | 08/15/2019
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The texts for the alarm direction are defined in the WinCC OA message catalog sc.cat, the keywords are “entered” for the CAME-text and “left” for the WENT-text. If you would like to translate or change the texts which are shown...

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WinCC OA: Simulator Objects

By Shawn Sandoval | 07/17/2019
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When developing an HMI/SCADA application, sometimes you may not have access to data sources (i.e. PLC, sensors) however, you still have the need to test your io datapoint connections. In this blog post, I will quickly show you how to...

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