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

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

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 […]


Disk Space Handling in zenon – FAQs Part 2

Can zenon monitor the hard disk space? There are a few methodologies that can be used with zenon to monitor the hard disk utilization. One method would include configuring the Windows OS SNMP Agent and using the zenon SNMP driver to read hard disk data in the form of process variables. Another alternative would be […]


Disk Space Handling in zenon – FAQs Part 1

zenon Runtime, by default, stores process data on the hard disk. This is true for a standalone zenon project, as well as zenon Runtime server(s) in a zenon network. This data consists of alarms, events, Historian, reports, exports, etc. Although zenon uses highly efficient native file formats by default, the amount of data recorded and […]


Secure operation with command sequencer

The zenon Energy Edition provides highly sophisticated features and functionality not only in substation automation projects but also for conventional or renewable power generation like hydro power plants or wind farms. Common to all these applications is the requirement to operate the environment in a highly secure manner. In almost all electrical applications there are […]