ClearSCADA

As part of our on-going product enhancement program, Schneider Electric, Telemetry and Remote SCADA Solutions Activity has announced the release of SCADA Expert ClearSCADA 2014 R1.1, a service pack for SCADA Expert ClearSCADA 2014 R1 providing feature enhancements and improvements to existing functionality. It is recommended that all users of SCADA Expert ClearSCADA 2014 R1 install this build.

Product Changes

This release of SCADA Expert ClearSCADA contains a number of product enhancements, including:

  • The maximum string length for “Alarm Acknowledge with Comment” arguments has been expanded from 256 to 4096 characters.
  • Alarm Banner now allows dragging to adjust size after it has been collapsed.
  • Added the ability for ViewX users to disable Client Side Automation.
  • Expanded list of object References to include Data References.
  • Implemented forced log-off of active users when their User Account is disabled.
  • Client translations for French and Chinese are now available within the installer.
Updated Signing Algorithm for Self-Signed Certificates

Self-signed certificates generated by ClearSCADA have been updated to use SHA1 signing algorithm instead of MD5, and key generation now defaults to 2048 bits.
Existing ClearSCADA customers using self-signed certificates are recommended to generate a new certificate after installing this Service Pack to utilize the updated signing algorithm. Schneider Electric recommends that all customers should obtain a signed web certificate from a certified authority before deploying ClearSCADA Web Server in a production environment.

Diagnostics Information Removed from WebX

ClearSCADA Server diagnostics information has been removed from the WebX interface to increase overall system security. This server diagnostics information is still available via the ClearSCADA Server Status utility and is exposed by the ClearSCADA OPC-DA Server for external password-controlled access.

SCADAPack Realflo 6.90 (Liquids)

Realflo 6.90 is an extension to the existing Realflo product release and adds new functionality for flow computation of Liquid Hydrocarbons such as oil, condensates, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) to the existing application. The intended application focus is upstream, on-shore applications including measurement for allocation or proration purposes and LACT (Lease Automated Custody Transfer).
SCADA Expert ClearSCADA 2014 R1.1 now includes support for Realflo 6.90, supporting Flow Runs for Water and Liquid (including Density and Water Cut measurement) in addition to the existing Gas Flow Runs. Existing Realflo functionality for Gas within ClearSCADA has been extended to Liquids and Water, including support for remote changes to configuration from ClearSCADA and also
supports configuration of the Coriolis Meter connection.

Please read the detailed Release Notes document for a more detailed list of the new changes in this version of SCADA Expert ClearSCADA.

Licenses

Customers with licenses for SCADA Expert ClearSCADA 2014 R1 do not require an updated license file to run SCADA Expert ClearSCADA 2014 R1.1. Customers with licenses for ClearSCADA versions prior to 2014 R1 who wish to upgrade to SCADA Expert ClearSCADA 2014 R1.1 will need to update both their client and server licencse(s).

Note: License updates are free of charge with a valid SCADACare support agreement with Schneider Electric Telemetry & Remote SCADA Solutions.

See Updating Your ClearSCADA License for further information.

Further Information

It is recommended that prior to installing or upgrading your SCADA Expert ClearSCADA version, you read the linked pages below for instructions and any Known Issues with this version.

For any problems with upgrading SCADA Expert ClearSCADA, please contact our Technical Support Department at technicalsupport@controlmicrosystems.com or through contact details shown here.

Downloads of supported releases of SCADA Expert ClearSCADA are available via SCADA Expert ClearSCADA Support.