A discussion of open-source software and SCADA

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jul 25, 2019 8:30:00 AM

An Automation World podcast poses the question, "Is open-source software a good choice for SCADA?"

Automation World podcast seriesA new podcast series, Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered, addresses questions submitted exclusively by its readers and subscribers. Opto 22's Benson Hougland and Terry Orchard recently sat down with Automation World's Editor-in-Chief, David Greenfield, to provide some insight on this open source and SCADA discussion.

The recent trend for automation end users has been to turn to open-source software for a variety of reasons:

  • Avoid limitations of proprietary software
  • Use customization features
  • Stay up-to-date on technology that the software developer community is using

However, the move toward open source brings up a new set of questions related to security, complexity, and reliability. This podcast addresses these concerns and provides insight on how to decide if open source is the right choice for your application.

Listen to learn more! 




Topics: IIoT, MQTT, groov EPIC, cybersecurity, Linux, open source software

Written by Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for more than 16 years and is part of the marketing team that strives to share new and relevant content with the automation industry. She enjoys books, camping, country music, and spending time with family and friends.
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