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  1. Thread: WebCtrl Vs I-vu?

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    WebCTRL has all of the data types for CCN in its...

    WebCTRL has all of the data types for CCN in its database under /defs/ccn/. Support is most likely removed via a string in the license file but I've never personally tried so YMMV. There also...
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    You can access it without logging into the dealer...

    You can access it without logging into the dealer portal. I'm not sure that's "working as intended" but it's also not a child of accounts.automatedlogic so it seems intended to be public.
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    I think rellufnalla was talking about...

    I think rellufnalla was talking about EquipmentBuilder. It's a little gui, you select what type of equipment and answer a few questions (valves, stages, economizer type, single zone, multi-zone,...
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    Poll: Itchy clicky finger syndrome :) my apologies for...

    Itchy clicky finger syndrome :) my apologies for the double post.

    Browser to endpoint web technology doesn't negate the need for a server, it just moves the server to each end point which...
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    Poll: Both of my questions were more rhetorical than...

    Both of my questions were more rhetorical than anything but they'll ultimately determine if a project would be beneficial. Hence the reason I voted "I don't know".

    I'll take your OO example. ...
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    Poll: There are several open source projects in various...

    There are several open source projects in various stages of development, perhaps contributing to one of them may be a better route? Mango M2M (thx Digo) is a "complete" open source front end that...
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    Do they let Windows on their networks? I hear...

    Do they let Windows on their networks? I hear that platform has had a couple worms and viruses (including Stuxnet) target it over the years.

    That doesn't really make a lot of sense. Are they...
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    I'd have to agree with Sysint and Digo. This...

    I'd have to agree with Sysint and Digo. This isn't going to be as big a deal as some seem to think mostly because a lot of work has already been done and no one noticed.

    You have to look at...
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    Encryption, and by proxy of sorts authorization,...

    Encryption, and by proxy of sorts authorization, has been in the standard a while but without a defined method for key management. Because of this secure messaging hasn't been implemented. If...
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    To see if broadcasts are passing you can simply...

    To see if broadcasts are passing you can simply ping your device and spoof the source address with the broadcast IP, if you see a response broadcasts are being routed within the subnet. You'd be...
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    tcping...

    tcping is a great little simple tool that runs on windows easily and generally won't blow up your customer's IDS should you happen to typo a command.
  12. Thread: Bacnet tools

    by D1G
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    Wireshark has/had MS/TP support which is good for...

    Wireshark has/had MS/TP support which is good for basic protocol troubleshooting assuming you have a compatible interface.

    The Contemporary Controls USB interfaces are pretty nice and do a lot to...
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    I managed to make it seem a lot simpler than it...

    I managed to make it seem a lot simpler than it is. I assumed the intent would be obvious but I agree it's not. I was trying to imply that between SQL's tools and access to the application it's...
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    Is there a reason you can't use Osql to reset the...

    Is there a reason you can't use Osql to reset the password? Logged in as admin and assuming the admin group has admin SQL privs something like:
    START > RUN > cmd
    Osql -S <servername> (or -p...
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    BACpypes (http://bacpypes.sourceforge.net/) is a...

    BACpypes is a decent framework and it's written in python so it's easy to play with and extend. It also includes a few applications that are commented fairly well. It probably wouldn't be too...
  16. Thread: Is s Stuxnet real

    by D1G
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    So you're saying you install PLCs that can't be...

    So you're saying you install PLCs that can't be programmed? Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose?

    In this case the software used to program the PLCs is "altered" when a Windows machine w/...
  17. Thread: Is s Stuxnet real

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    The Siemens products targeted do use the Windows...

    The Siemens products targeted do use the Windows platform for their head end DAS, OWS, and device configuration software.

    Technically the actual control device isn't being "infected" with a...
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    Without shadows looks far cleaner. The shadows...

    Without shadows looks far cleaner. The shadows in the other one are inconsistent, they look as if the sun were shining through the roof but from various angles.

    Now if you conditionally...
  19. Thread: NAE Upgrade Tool

    by D1G
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    You forgot to launch NUT with --work set. This...

    You forgot to launch NUT with --work set. This is required to have the software actually work, otherwise it just siphons money from your wallet.

    It's not actually documented and it only works...
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    That looks nice, is it one image or did you...

    That looks nice, is it one image or did you composite images together?
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    Do they crash & reboot or just hang from lack of...

    Do they crash & reboot or just hang from lack of resources as they attempt to send and subsequently recieve traffic as fast as the network will carry it? The smaller more resource limited devices...
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    Creating circular paths with BBMD tables is kind...

    Creating circular paths with BBMD tables is kind of fun and a common occurrence especially when you have multiple installers and vendors with varying levels of skill. Throw in FDR for a little more...
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    Since I can't edit.. I'd also add: Current...

    Since I can't edit..

    I'd also add:
    Current transmitters/transducers are most often used when current needs to be normalized to a "standard" span whereas a simple current transformer simply...
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    Current transformers are often used in revenue...

    Current transformers are often used in revenue grade metering of high voltage (>480V) circuits (e.g transmission systems). Here CTs (current transformers) and PTs (potential transformers) are used...
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    You could use physical layer failover switches to...

    You could use physical layer failover switches to build an N+1 fieldbus and use SNMP or a simple relay to control the failover. I've only ever seen them used in extremely critical control...
  26. Thread: Is s Stuxnet real

    by D1G
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    Stuxnet has at least a man-year invested in...

    Stuxnet has at least a man-year invested in development not to mention detailed knowledge about the control environment and the two signing keys used to sign the code that are speculated to have been...
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    Poll: Sysint, Where is this device made? I'm...

    Sysint,

    Where is this device made? I'm assuming not in the US or falling under NAFTA since Loytec is HQ'd in Austria but I'll ask anyways.

    Regards,
    D1G
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    They're on the ALC dealer site under support >...

    They're on the ALC dealer site under support > downloads > scroll down and there's a download link for viewbuilder libraries.
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    There is a separate download for the viewbuilder...

    There is a separate download for the viewbuilder libraries but yes they do get updated from time to time.
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    I'd represent an end user so I'd be of no help...

    I'd represent an end user so I'd be of no help with regards to marketing ER.

    It's pretty but I think a fixed scheme or API would go a long way towards making it more attractive to larger entities...
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    You can use this...

    You can use this instructions to get an IE tab in Chrome, assuming you're using Chrome on Windows (Obviously it won't work on anything that doesn't have IE). This isn't actually running ActiveX in...
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    All you'll ever be able to view with Chrome is...

    All you'll ever be able to view with Chrome is the WAP screens. To get it to work like IE you would need to get Google to implement support for ActiveX. I'd say the chances of that are < 0.
    ...
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    Actually OPC/UA has arguably the best security...

    Actually OPC/UA has arguably the best security model of any "automation" protocol with the binary specification requiring "UA Secure Conversation". The use of X.509 certificates means the security...
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    The default password has been known for years the...

    The default password has been known for years the usb flaw has been "known" but un-patched for a while now. The fact that it specifically targets a system with relatively low market share kind of...
  35. Thread: Bachelors Degree

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    That would be an extremely marketable combination...

    That would be an extremely marketable combination in my opinion. It's easier for you to do it now than it will be 10 years from now when you decide you'd like to move into product development for...
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    This...

    This is the highest power adapter that I know of. You could get a nice 9dBi omni to complement it for additional range. You'd need two laptops and two adapters, one to work with and another to act...
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    I'd avoid the idea of using a Win7 netbook to run...

    I'd avoid the idea of using a Win7 netbook to run apps in XP mode. I've never actually tried it but it is just like running any other application through virtualization.

    You might try the...
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    Modbus allows for 16 bit registers, most vendor...

    Modbus allows for 16 bit registers, most vendor implementations will stack multiple registers to support larger integers instead of allocating a single 32 bit register. That is the integer is not...
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    Actually there does exist a "form" that the...

    Actually there does exist a "form" that the customer can complete stating they want to use a rep from a different service area. It's the Rep's agreement with ALC that excludes them from encroaching...
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    Most if not all of the SQL databases built by...

    Most if not all of the SQL databases built by automation front ends will not allow or support "easy" integration with the underlying DB through the web application for obvious reasons. The other...
  41. Thread: Reliable Control

    by D1G
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    VB tutorials (http://visualbasic.freetutes.com/)...

    VB tutorials

    Free MS "SDK" for VB and others

    Many links to tuts can be found here.
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    I personally like these rollers...

    I personally like these rollers , I don't know how big your laptop is or what tools exactly you want to put in it. I mostly carry laptop, small screwdrivers, network junk, etc.. I travel a lot and...
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    You can simply swap a jumper and make the ZN...

    You can simply swap a jumper and make the ZN controller MS/TP. It's ARCNET over RS485 so even the wiring (if it's there) can be reused.

    You'll have to swap the ARC156 jumper to MS/TP, set the...
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    The logo is blue, your screen is blue; what's the...

    The logo is blue, your screen is blue; what's the problem? It's just a marketing splash screen :)
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    Or, just use the flow meter to feed data to a...

    Or, just use the flow meter to feed data to a timer function that would start a metering pump. When the system takes on make-up water the flow meter ticks over (pulse output) every X gallons, every...
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    Can you send me a dump file from a crash? ...

    Can you send me a dump file from a crash?

    Regarding your actual questions... I have no idea but I'd like to check it out.
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    You'll be looking at spending a LOT of $ to...

    You'll be looking at spending a LOT of $ to monitor this in real time, relatively speaking. You'll also spend some time getting the refractometer calibrated and working/reporting correctly for...
  48. Thread: PID

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    I personally would tend to use...

    I personally would tend to use filtering/smoothing in place of a deadband if your feedback tends to be "noisy" by nature although reducing the loop execution rate would have similar results while...
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    You could just use more expanders with the ME-LGR...

    You could just use more expanders with the ME-LGR and remove the M-line controller. Since I only see one expander I'm assuming you're using it for the ME-LGR? If you're not actually planning on...
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    You can set it up to automatically redirect the...

    You can set it up to automatically redirect the client to the JACE if you're a little savvy with web coding. You'll have to create a geographical location and attach a graphic page to it but you can...
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