Enterprise transaction module

Knoxville, TN—Online Development Inc. will exhibit its xCoupler enterprise transaction module at Rockwell Automation’s Allen-Bradley (A-B) Automation Fair, Nov. 16-17, at America's Center in St. Louis, MO.


Knoxville, TN— Online Development Inc. will exhibit its xCoupler enterprise transaction module at Rockwell Automation ’s Allen-Bradley (A-B) Automation Fair, Nov. 16-17, at America's Center in St. Louis, MO. This module is designed to snap into the backplane of A-B ControlLogix PLCs to provide secure and simple two-tier data communications between various plant floor devices connected to ControlLogix and enterprise server communications protocols including IBM WebSphere MQ and broker technology including WMQTT and DB2, Oracle, Microsoft SQL, SMTP and TCP/IP.

Online Development reports its modules eliminate the security, virus, and data integrity problems associated with factory-floor, PC-operated, multi-tier systems connected to the enterprise. The xCoupler module's operating system reportedly is virtually immune to security problems and virus attacks, and provides exceptional data accuracy and timeliness. The company adds that plant-floor devices can’t affect the operation of the xCoupler module and its operation can’t affect plant-floor devices.

Programming is accomplished by using the xCoupler module's WorkBench software tool. Its drag-and-drop configurator makes programming simple and easy with no special programming skills required. It also eliminates the need for enterprise drivers and upgrade maintenance in the future.

In a related development, Online Development Inc. has recently announced that it has been selected for participation in Rockwell Automation's Encompass Partner Program (EPP). This product referencing program is designed to identify, qualify, and jointly market third-party manufactured products that complement the myriad products developed by Rockwell Automation. For more information on Rockwell's EPP, visit www.rockwellautomation.com/encompass .

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