Modernize Your SCADA and More

Upgrade OS, Servers, Applications

Rearchitect to Thin, Virtualization

Strategy and Path to get to Industry 4.0

Protect your Investments and Modernize

We help protect your investment in existing SCADA and Process Data by upgrading and rearchitecting where needed to save money and enhance data access and get longevity. Why not get cost savings and decrease maintenance by thinning out or virtualizing your architecture. Go thin, mobile, virtualize.

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Modernization to Save Money and Improve

  • Upgrade and Thin out your Architecture
  • Update your legacy SCADA and Historians
  • Improve Real-Time Data Access
  • Connect to the Enterprise and Cloud
  • Improve Security
  • Access via the Web and Mobile

A Modern SCADA System Should:

  • Be Industry 4.0 Ready
    • Support a Unified Namespace
    • MQTT and OPC UA
  • Easily Integrate to SQL and NoSQL
  • Connect to any Machine or Device
    • Autodiscover Tags and Models
  • Security at the Core
  • Powerful Extensibility
    • Support scripting
    • HTML5
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High Availability HMI/SCADA with Synchronization

No Charge SCADA Evaluation

INS3 offers a complimentary Evaluation of your Existing SCADA, HMI and/or Historian systems:

  • Start with a quick 30-minute Discovery Web Meeting
  • Onsite walkthrough visit (if possible)
  • Our Engineers review current system details
  • Create a plan to fit your needs
  • Provide options with cost estimates
  • Complete Project and Provide Results, like:
    • Updated SCADA, OS, and
    • Architecture
    • Standardize and develop disaster recovery plan
    • Implement data and alarm management
    • Model-based and high-performance HMI
    • Better data access for Analytics

Your source for SCADA Modernization

We are experts if you’re looking for a company to help you modernize your SCADA system, enhance functionality, or add data collection and analysis. At INS3, we specialize in SCADA deployment and optimization and solutions. We know that when you’re running an industrial process, it’s not just about the technology—it’s about getting the job done with modern SCADA Solutions.

We’ve built our business on helping our clients with their SCADA and data collection solutions. Our engineers have years of experience working in industry, so they know what it takes to get the solve your issues with little or no downtime. We understand how important your systems are to your success and want to ensure that they continue running smoothly and efficiently into the future.

Automating Your HMI/SCADA Systems

HMI/SCADA systems are used to control and monitor machinery. These systems are essential for ensuring that your machinery runs efficiently and effectively, but they can be challenging to manage. However, there are ways to automate your HMI/SCADA systems to run more smoothly and efficiently.

Migrate or upgrade?

It has never been more important to put people first and equip them with the latest information, innovations, and context for navigating the road ahead.

INS3 is here to support you in assessing your HMI/SCADA systems automation maturity. We can help with insight, training, health checks and migration strategies, as you experts in SCADA and technology.

Why Upgrade Your Software?

Modernization is more crucial than ever. Why?

Industrial Companies need to modernize their software infrastructure to stay ahead of cybersecurity risks, adhering to evolving compliance measures, changes in plant capabilities and navigating a changing workforce demographic. All these factors are more crucial than ever and working with new SCADA Solutions is the best way to guarantee security and efficiency.

Get an understanding of your risks with a free system assessment

Have you been thinking about improving the efficiency of your plant facility, better data collection, visibility and addressing cyber security risks? Let INS3 help you with modern SCADA Solutions:

Protect and Maintain Your Operations: Avoid downtime and process interruption with the latest proven tools and security.

Improve Performance and ROI: Address performance-degrading issues now and avoid significant capital expenditures later.

Increase Efficiency with the Latest Functionality: With continuous software upgrades and maintenance, keep your software “state-of-the-art”

Empower your Users:With the current release you can continue to drive business value and integrate new technologies in future

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With modernization we are seeing these kinds of results:

SCADA Programming

One way to automate your HMI/SCADA systems is using SCADA programming. This allows you to program your system using macros or other commands, which means you can automate many tedious tasks involved in using an HMI/SCADA system and ensure that your machinery runs smoothly without requiring constant human supervision.

Your Trusted SCADA Partner

INS3 is your trusted partner for SCADA programming. Our solutions are flexible and scalable to meet the unique needs of your business. Our SCADA programming and system design expertise allow us to develop custom solutions that fit your exact requirements and help you get the most out of your system.

What does it mean when we say “trusted”?

When we say “trusted,” we mean that we will do our best to meet and our best is based on our team’s extensive experience in SCADA and plant floor data collection. We’ve been working with SCADA systems for years, so we know all the ins and outs—and can help you through any issues that arise. We’ll also take care of any maintenance issues so that you don’t have to worry about them!

Our goal is to provide long-term value by being an extension of your team—working with you to create a solution that meets all your needs today while also allowing for growth tomorrow as your business grows into new areas or markets.

Industry 4.0 Workshop

Join us at our Workshop to learn how Industry 4.0 can help you lower Production Costs and Optimize your Process!

FAQ

VMWare is by far the most utilized in our customer base with the servers on premise and the largest growing area is virtual servers in the cloud.  The reality is most applications do run on any of the architectures, and the key items is what your team (whether in-house IT, cloud provider, or you yourself) can support and maintain.  Internally INS uses the VMWare platforms.

The most common modern architectures are consolidating the systems back into a server farm, and pushing thin clients out to the devices on the floor.  Manufacturing software typically is staying on-premise (although data may be mirrored in the cloud)

INS has helped many of our customers in this decision process, and the results varied from customer to customer.  The key variables to take into considerations are software costs, engineering costs, risk, and long term annual costs.  Software upgrade / replacement costs are the easiest to calculate as they can be quoted.  The engineering cost of replacing a system may or may not be cost-effective.  It is very important to take into consider future annual costs and risks of having legacy software versus modern software. 

The most common driver for modernization of systems is the availability of computers, and the obsoleting of operating systems.  Eventually every digital system will either be a security risk or availability of spare parts becomes not cost effective, and they will need to be replaced or upgraded.  In today’s connected world, air-gapping a system to protect it from cyber security risks is becoming less of a possibility.

The idea of “thinning down” mostly has to do with not maintaining personal computers on the plant floor, and move the floor computers to something that has very little maintenance at the machine.  For example a zero-deploy thin client terminal or a small Linux device that connects to a Terminal Server, Web Servers, or Thin-Client manager.  It is about moving the maintenance of the system into a server room, and limiting or eliminating any maintenance on the floor.

The short answer is yes.  It can be done by thinning down the current system through a modernization effort and re-architecture.  It can be done by layering new technology on top of and integrated with the legacy system.  Any movement to mobile or web views of manufacturing data, must take into account cyber security requirements to protect the systems that run the plants.