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InduSoft releases educational version of its SCADA software


August 9, 2012
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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InduSoft, Inc. has launched a special educational version of its InduSoft Web Studio v7.1 for students and researchers at higher education institutions all over the world.

 The company says it developed the educational version as a result of the feedback received from university instructors, students and researchers who had worked with several thousand InduSoft Web Studio licenses donated by the company.

The goal of the program is to provide students a complete SCADA/HMI package that enables them to develop real-world applications, without limits on development time.  This enables students to experiment and innovate while creating the types of actual projects they encounter in the work world.

“It’s really gratifying when students, teachers and researchers tell us how much they are learning,” says InduSoft engineer Paolo Guerra. “At a university in Brazil, all the graduating engineers used InduSoft Web Studio as part of their graduation projects. Looking at the different kinds of applications they developed for a variety of industries and purposes was impressive.”

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The learning opportunities are a two-way street for InduSoft and its users. By developing a special educational version of InduSoft Web Studio v7.1, the company can review feedback from people who are learning SCADA/HMI application development for the first time. This helps InduSoft tailor its software to better serve a wide range of users.

A thorough range of testing was performed in the development of the educational version of InduSoft Web Studio, as well as the creation of special licensing. InduSoft also provided complete training for the instructors.

The educational InduSoft Web Studio program has been used throughout the world, including in Canada. From providing free online training to offering a dedicated educational version of its latest software, InduSoft is dedicated to furthering education of its users and students alike.