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Industry IT Consulting
Business Software Edition
Founded 1986 (1986)
Headquarters Villebon-sur-Yvette, France
Subsidiaries Codra Software Limited
Website [1]

Codra is a French IT services company located in Villebon-sur-Yvette, a suburb of Paris, France. Codra's core businesses are information technology consulting services, and industrial control systems[1] development and edition.


Codra was created in 1986 by the current CEO René Oddoux in collaboration with Jean-Claude Hallynck and two other partners. In 1990, Codra designed the first version of the business software Panorama P2, a SCADA system running under Windows 2.0. Panorama P2 is a Microsoft technology based software, distributed since 1992. The 1000th Panorama license was implemented in 1996. Since 1998, Codra is an ISO 9001 certified company for all of its activities. In 1999, Codra developed a new type of industrial supervisory business software based on an object-oriented (OOP) infrastructure: Panorama E2. In 2001, Codra bought the IT company Europ Supervision which was absorbed in 2007. The distribution of Panorama E2, the object-oriented programming supervisory application software began in 2003. In 2009, Codra released the version 4 of Panorama E2 as well as Panorama IT which is dedicated to reporting services. In 2011, Codra bought the IT company Serlog Industries specialized on the market of embedded systems in the railway, car, and consumer electronics sectors.[2]

Business software industry[edit]

Codra designs the industrial supervisory software suite Panorama and distributes it in France and abroad. Codra is a certified Microsoft partner.[3] The Panorama suite is used in various industrial sectors such as transport,[4][5] energy,[6] nuclear facilities,[7] environment, water supply,[8] pharmacy, Building Management System[9][10] (BMS). Overall Codra implemented around 20 000 licenses in companies from around the world.

SCADA, modbus, Bacnet[edit]

Main article: SCADA

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is an industrial technique designed to monitor and manage automated facilities from computers. Codra’s software belongs to this category of software.[11] Modbus,[12] BACnet,[13] Lonworks, Industrial Ethernet and Profibus are several communication protocols enabled on Codra's software.

International activities[edit]

Codra is engaged in global projects in England, the United States, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, South Korea and Sweden.[14] In 2005 Codra joined Tube Lines, maintenance services provider for trains and infrastructure in one part of the London underground,[15] in order to implement a flexible solution for video and facility management in each station. Also in 2005, Codra was selected to operate on the French and English power exchange system. In South Korea, Codra is operating on the high-speed train where it checks the functioning of the embedded equipment (antijamming, control of engine blocks and air conditioning).

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