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WinCC OA Simulator Objects

By Shawn Sandoval | July 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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SIMATIC 127E and Me

By Shawn Sandoval | July 9, 2019
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James and I had the chance to check out the new SIMATIC 127E Box PC this week, and we are happy to report that it packs a punch! The SIMATIC 127E is tiny and provides endless application possibilities. In this …

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SIMATIC 127E

New SIMATIC IPC 127E by Siemens

By KAASM | July 3, 2019
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Coined as an IoT edge gateway, the new SIMATIC IPC 127E delivers quite the punch considering how small it is. Just how small is it? Ask these guys! With up to 4GB RAM, 128GB solid-state drive and Intel Atom chipset …

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Are you a Digital Nephophobe or Nephophile?

By Lynsey Voter | July 1, 2019
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Nepho what?! “Nepho” is Greek for cloud. So, I will ask in layman’s terms, are you afraid of the cloud or do you love the cloud? We use the cloud every day, but what about SCADA in the cloud? There …

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Applying Object-Relational Mappers

By Shawn Sandoval | June 30, 2019
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What are Object-Relational Mappers (ORM)? To put it simply, it’s a tool that allows you to use your preferred object-oriented programming language and replace the need to write database queries. What’s the big deal? First and foremost, this makes application …

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WinCC OA S7 Plus Driver FAQ

By KAASM | June 27, 2019
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This FAQ post was written for WinCC OA version 3.16. Which type of controller and simulation can I work with? S7-1200, S7-1500 S7-1500 Software Controller PLCSIM PLCSIM Advanced Is there a performance difference compared to the old S7 driver? The …

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Creative Dissatisfaction

Creative Dissatisfaction

By Lynsey Voter | June 25, 2019
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As someone with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, I decided to take an eLearning course from Udemy. It was the perfect way to pass time during my exhilarating commute to Seattle. While listening to a lecture about company values and …

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