Ergonomics of Sustainability, Innovation and Continuous Integration (Part 1)


Introduction The goal of zenon is to give you the best tool, a tool on the latest technical level, for you to be able to get a head start in offering exciting automation solutions to your customers. Speed, flexibility, motivation and sustainability matter. At COPA-DATA we talk about the ergonomics of sustainability, innovation and continuous […]

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Security: Is the HTML Web Engine secure?


Security has the highest priority Measures such as encrypted communication based on security certificates or user authentication contribute to protecting the system. User Authentication This is fully based on the zenon Runtime User Management (including Active Directory). You can set user levels in the zenon RT for example, to prevent somebody who is not authorized […]

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HTML5 visualization with the zenon Web Server – Licensing

Production Process Overview (HTML)

Which license is required for the HTML Web Engine? A Web Server Pro or Web Server is required for the HTML Web Engine. From zenon version 7.50 on, the zenon Web Server can provide visualization as an HTML5-compliant web page. HTML5-compatible web browsers are thereby always in a position to process and display visualization content; […]


Use HTML5 technology with zenon: What works and what doesn’t?


HTML5 puts information onto the screen – modern and platform-independent. From the user perspective, completely uncomplicated and in the familiar environment; on their own mobile phone or tablet for example. Retrieving process information and enabling selective interaction – the HTML5 visualization is also integrated into zenon according to this principle. Dynamic HTML5 content can be […]


HTML5 – the basic approach


HTML5, where does it come from? HTML – Hyper Text Markup Language – is a mark-up language that was developed back when the Internet was invented in order to be able to suitably structure and transmit documents i.e. web pages. The recipient, a web browser, should be able to interpret and display the HTML document […]


Energy Data Management: Insecure cloud? Disadvantages and concerns


As tempting as the implementation of an EDMS solution in the cloud appears, there is some cause for concern. After last weeks’ blog articles describing EDMS solutions in the cloud, I’d briefly like to discuss these concerns. Internet access is absolutely necessary because the service is only available online. The connection should ideally be stable, […]

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The Possibilities of zenon and zenon Analyzer in the Cloud


The cloud offers some interesting benefits that make moving an energy data management system to the cloud interesting for companies of any size. You can implement the cloud solution flexibly, because both zenon and zenon Analyzer offer secure connections to Microsoft Azure. The following scenarios are possible: Scenario 1: Data in the Cloud With this […]

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Energy data management with a certain something – Reports from the cloud


If you have decided to introduce an EDMS, you have several possibilities for implementation. EDMS is generally set up locally and embedded into the existing IT infrastructure. Here there will be one-time investment costs in hardware and software, and the ongoing support must be guaranteed. The advantage of this solution is that you have it […]

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zenon EDMS: Energy Data Management with a System

Energy Efficiency

Currently only a few topics are as widely discussed as the directive of the European Union to increase energy efficiency. There are a number of solutions which support companies to achieve their energy goals. However, most are limited to the minimum legal requirements for the monitoring and recording of energy consumption and load profiles. This […]

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Disk Space Handling in zenon – FAQs Part 3

Disk Space Handling

How can zenon proactively notify users when resources become too low? Due to the fact that Free disk space – database (%) is essentially just another zenon variable, you can easily add a Limit or Reaction Matrix which is capable of color changes, visibility, flashing, etc. when a certain condition is met. For example, a […]