Industrial Control and Automation

Success Story

Application Domains

In March 2016, CERN signed a knowledge transfer agreement with the company ETM, a 100% owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. ETM develops SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture (WinCC OA), a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software that is used in industrial control and automation in a broad range of industries. CERN has used ETM's WinCC OA software for over 15 years and CERN engineers recently developed a software tool to integrate powerful JavaScript visualisation libraries within WinCC OA. This has improved the human-machine interface, enabling a more user-friendly and efficient supervision of control systems.


The agreement with ETM means the new tool will be deep integrated into future releases of the WinCC OA software and be available to ETM's customers. The exploitation rights related to the agreement will contribute to the CERN Knowledge Transfer Fund.