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Top 10 most popular blog posts of 2020

Miroslav Rechtorik

January 11 2021, 5 min read

At the start of the year 2021, we would like to look back at the last year and discover the most popular blog posts. The rising popularity of our blog posts and your feedback motivate us to bring you more informative and entertaining content. So, which blog posts were the most popular? What kind of content do our readers find most interesting? Let’s find out.

In this blog, we would also like to thank you for your interest and to give you a chance to look back at our past blog posts and see if you miss some of them.

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10. Low latency IP Camera video in the D2000 SCADA scheme? Anything is possible.

The blog post introduces new exciting possibilities into the processes monitored or controlled by SCADA systems. Would you like to know how to monitor and check visual video output from the IP camera in unison with the data obtained from PLCs? Check the blog and find out!

9. Different communication options for Fanuc robots - Part II

The ninth most popular blog post is the continuation of the series dedicated to studying the different communication options for Fanuc robots. The second part of the series introduces the final test results of the industrial robot Fanuc LR-Mate 200iD with the R30iBPlus Mate controller and recommends the most effective communication options. To fully comprehend the results, we recommend you start with the first part of the series and then continue with the second part.

8. Moxa NPort or an industrial Raspberry? You choose…

The blog post gives you a detailed and easy to understand tutorial on how to replace Moxa Nport with a Raspberry PI in your systems. The tutorial shows the process of the data acquisition process from several electrometers. However, the main principle of the tutorial can be applied to other systems as well.

7. Choosing a programming language for real-time systems or "What language is the D2000 written in?

In the seventh most popular blog of 2020, you can investigate our D2000 universal application platform for SCADA and MES systems and explore its programming language. Why is Ada the best language for our platform? What are its main benefits? Our college Peter Humaj gives you an incredibly in-depth look at the topic.

6. How I started up D2000 on a Raspberry PI

Many of you may think that SCADA systems run on large servers or computers. The best SCADA systems are flexible and scalable. That is why the D2000 SCADA and MES systems can control both extremely complicated processes and the simplest industrial processes. Raspberry PI is a popular tool to run simple SCADA systems. In this blog post, we will give you a manual on how to start the D2000 on Raspberry PI.

5. This tutorial will show you, how to establish communication - Ethernet/IP in practice

Detailed tutorials and manuals are clearly the most popular blog posts on our blog. In this one, Peter Humaj gives you a detailed and easy to understand guide on how to establish communication using the Ethernet/IP protocol. The tutorial shows the process on a specific example of establishing communication between the MES system built on the D2000 platform and the control system built on the PLCs made by Rockwell.

4. Different communication options for Fanuc robots - Part I

The first part of the series about communication options of Fanuc robots ended up being the fourth most popular blog post of 2020. In the first part, the efficiency of different communication options was examined. The test was conducted with the industrial robot Fanuc LR-Mate 200iD and the R30iBPlus Mate controller. So which communication option is the best? Was it Modbus TCP, Ethernet/IP, Profinet, EtherCAT, DeviceNet, CC-Link, User Socket Messaging, or something else?

3. Tutorial: M-Bus protocol helps you get the data from intelligent measuring devices

Another tutorial focuses on the M-bus protocol and the opportunities it brings. To be precise, it examines the process of establishing communication between the system using the D2000 platform and the industrial flowmeter Sensus MeiStream 150. If you have a similar project in mind, using the M-bus protocol, we are confident the information in the blog will be very beneficial for you.

2. Do you know, what the DNP3 protocol is?

The second most popular blog post of 2020 introduces and examines the DNP3 protocol. DNP3 stands for Distributed Network Protocol, version 3. It is basically an American „cousin“ of IEC-101 and IEC-104 protocols. If you are interested in the protocol check the blog post. The protocol is also fully supported by the D2000 platform since version V 12.1.

1. Tutorial: D2000 and work with time

The first place is quite surprising. The most popular blog post of 2020 is the first part of the series dedicated to the work with time. It gives you a detailed look at the internal processes of the D2000 platform dedicated to time. It also explains the basic terms, time representation in the D2000 platform, and the transition between the winter and summer time.

Conclusion

2020 brought many changes to our blog. We tried to provide you more blog posts with a significant added value. We appreciate the rising interest in the D2000 blog. Your feedback and the popularity of the individual blog posts show a significant interest in informative and quality content. The 10 most popular blog posts also show the overwhelming popularity of tutorials. In 2021 we will continue to provide you informative and quality content with a significant added value. We will also try to increase the volume of blogs and enrich the content with new blog series.

Did you read all the articles in the top 10? If not, all of them are still available at the D2000 blogs. So are all the other blog posts.

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