PROFIBUS OPC Server
(License for using PROFIBUS OPC Server functions on one computer, software copy protection)
(Optional, Activation Key on USB Hardware Key, only in combination with OPC-PB)
The Easy Way to Read and Write Data in PROFIBUS Devices
The PROFIBUS OPC Server gives you fast and easy access to PROFIBUS DP and PA devices from any manufacturer. It provides a high performance and is yet very easy to use. An integrated configurator assists you in setting up PROFIBUS DP-V0 and DP-V1 networks and helps you cut time and cost.
- Cost Saving
- Simple to Use
- Secure Remote Access without DCOM
The PROFIBUS OPC Server gives your visualization applications, such as Citect, iFix, InTouch, RSView, WinCC, etc., and any OPC client application very easy and yet efficient access to the data on PROFIBUS devices. The OPC server supports both cyclic process data exchange and acyclic access to configuration and diagnostic data.
By actively scanning the entire PROFIBUS address space, the Softing configurator detects all the devices connected to a network and automatically generates a network topology. It automatically assigns the device descriptions (GSD files) to the detected devices and installs them along with the OPC server. If additional GSD files are required, you can add them to the installation directory. The configurator automatically creates the OPC server namespace by importing all relevant information from the GSD files. This saves you the tedious task of manually entering the configuration data.
Extensive Diagnostic Options Using Standard Web Browsers
The PROFIBUS OPC Server also includes a web server with extensive diagnostic options and visualization functionality, giving you remote access through standard web browsers. The web server supports the OPC Data Access specifications and OPC XML-DA. This way, you can also use the OPC items on systems running non-Windows platforms. The integrated OPC Tunnel provides stable communications in distributed systems without struggling with DCOM settings – even across firewalls.
|Role as Bus Device
||Master Class 1 with DP-V0 Services
Master Class 2 with DP-V1 Services for Connecting and Disconnecting, Reading and Writing
||According to PROFIBUS EN 50 170 Volume 2, Part 8 and PROFIBUS - DP Extensions to EN 50170 (DPV1)
||Simple Data Types:
Bit Field, Unsigned Byte, Signed Byte, Unsigned 16Bit Integer, Signed 16Bit Integer, Unsigned 32Bit Integer, Signed 32Bit Integer, 32Bit Float, 64Bit Double (Cyclic Only), String.
Unsigned Byte, Signed Byte, Unsigned 16Bit Integer, Signed 16Bit Integer, Unsigned
32Bit Integer, Signed 32Bit Integer, 32Bit Float, 64Bit Double
Unsigned Byte, Signed Byte, Unsigned 16Bit Integer, Signed 16Bit Integer,
Unsigned 32Bit Integer, Signed 32Bit Integer, 32Bit Float, 64Bit Double (Cyclic Only), String
Net Data Length
|Up to 244Bytes Input Data and Up to 244Bytes Output Data per Slave (Device)
|Number of Addressable Slaves
||Data Access 2.05, 3.0, XML-DA
||OutProc Server, Service
|OPC Data Types
||VARIANT Data Types VT_I2, I4, R4, R8, DATE, BSTR, BOOL, UI1 as well as Arrays of These Data Types (VT_ARRAY)
- All Mandatory Interfaces Defined in Data Access Specifications 2.05, 3.0 and XML-DA
- Namespace Browsing
- Public Groups
- Support of Dynamic Namespace
- Windows Enabled PC
- Softing PBusb, PB-PRO1-PCI, PB-PRO2-PCIE, PB-PCCARD2, PB-PC104-MS
- Softing FG-100 PB, FG-300 PB
||Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 (as of November 2013)
- Automatic Connection Monitoring
- Integrated OPC Tunnel to Avoid DCOM
- PROFIBUS OPC Server: Software on CD-ROM
- Documentation: Online Help in English