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18th December 2015
Jordan Mulcare

The current version of COPA-DATA's automation software, zenon 7.20, has successfully passed Microsoft’s Windows 10 compatibility test. The software runs reliably on the new operating system and supports all quality and security requirements.

When tested for compatibility, zenon achieved positive results leading to Microsoft confirming that the software runs smoothly on Windows 10. zenon customers can now bring their operating system up-to-date at any time, with all zenon projects running efficiently from first use.

Reinhard Mayr, Product Manager, COPA-DATA, explains: “Our software is geared to Microsoft technologies. Naturally, we’re very interested in the further development of Windows. For Windows 10, particular attention was placed on security and the user experience, as these two subjects are very significant for us in software development. We are pleased that we can now offer our customers full compatibility of zenon with Windows 10.”

Along with a range of other editions, Microsoft has presented Windows 10 IoT Core within its latest release. This Windows edition was especially developed for small, embedded devices that operate with or without a display.

Stefan Hufnagl, Product Manager Integrated Solution, COPA-DATA, explains: “Windows IoT Core offers developers and system architects creative freedom. The platform supports numerous programming languages and open source options. At COPA-DATA, we are also focusing on this platform and current tests have shown that our IEC 61131-3-based PLC programming environment, zenon Logic, runs seamlessly on Windows IoT. Embedding of industrial PLC components in Windows IoT Core devices opens an approach to extremely interesting architectures and topological orders. Due to inexpensive platforms, both flexible and robust networks can be used. This way, technologies optimally complement each other to form a building block for creating intelligent information networks.”

Since 2005, COPA-DATA has been committed, within the Microsoft Partner Network, to the continued development of the strategic partnership. COPA-DATA carries a twofold Gold competence title in Application Development and Intelligent Systems.

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