OPC Data Client Product News
Software Toolbox Enhances Custom OPC Client Toolkit Software
New OPC Data.NET Features Codeless Development
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 3, 2012 – Software Toolbox® today announced the release of OPC Data.NET Version 5.20. Featuring native support for both 32- and 64-bit operating systems, OPCData.NET is a 100% managed .NET tool for developing OPC DA and A&E client applications in Visual Studio .NET. The updated version of OPC Data.NET now offers new “codeless” development functionality, support for logical data objects and enhanced browser form control objects.
New user-friendly codeless functionality introduces both BindingExtender and DABinder components that extend the properties of controls and enables the user to easily bind OPC tag data directly to the control without writing code. This feature supports all basic OPC functionality including reads, writes and subscriptions – now there is no need to know the intricacies of OPC. The user can extend this functionality to common Windows form controls, such as textboxes and labels, or visual objects, such as Software Toolbox Symbol Factory or Industrial Gadgets libraries.
Another flexible new feature of the OPC Data.NET is OPC live mapping. This feature enables the development of objects that correspond logically to the functionality provided by equipment or processes that are providing the OPC data. For example, if one source of OPC data is provided by a boiler, you can create a boiler object in the code and describe how the object and its members correspond to your OPC data. This allows you to perform OPC operations on the boiler object as a whole.
The OPC Data.NET 5.20 release also includes several new Windows Forms browser controls and provides functional and visual updates to existing browser controls. One of the most useful new objects is the Generic OPC Browsing Dialog. This object will allow the user to use one object to browse items in OPC DA, A&E or UA servers, rather than a separate object for each specification type, for increased efficiency.
The OPC Data.NET V5.20 is available for download here. Contact Software Toolbox for additional information regarding upgrades for existing OPC Data.NET licenses.
Software Toolbox Releases a New Product For Custom OPC UA Clients
OPC Data-UA Provides A Simple Library For Creating Any Type of Custom .NET Application For Accessing Data From An OPC UA Server
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 20, 2012 – Software Toolbox®, a leading supplier of industrial automation software, today released a new product in the OPC Data Client line which includes support for OPC UA connectivity. The addition of the most recent OPC specification, OPC UA, expands the options for OPC Data Client connectivity, enabling it to connect securely to OPC data sources with the latest standards.
“The release of the OPC Data-UA 1.0 reflects the commitment of Software Toolbox to open standards,” said Renee Sikes, brand manager for OPC Data Client at Software Toolbox. “With this product customers can create an OPC UA client that can connect to any OPC UA server that supports the DA profile. It is a perfect complement to the existing OPC Data Client products, which provide custom access to OPC DA and A&E data. This combination of support ensures the long-term usability of OPC Data Client for users.”
The OPC Data Client family of products includes support for developing OPC DA, A&E and UA clients for a wide variety of target environments including thick clients, thin clients, web services, Windows services, and more.
December 21, 2011 OPC Data Client 5.12 Released
August 31, 2011 OPC Data Client 5.11 Released
August 1, 2011 OPCData.NET Version 5.10 Released
January 14, 2011 OPCData.NET Version 5.04 Released
November 4, 2010 OPCData.NET Version 5.03 Released
January 28,2010 OPCData.NET and OPCData-COM