New, more secure OPC connectivity for SCADA systems

Open Automation Software announces new version of OPC Systems.net to support HMIs and SCADA systems.

02/25/2011


Open Automation Software has announced release of its OPC Systems.net Enterprise Version 4 with enhanced OPC Connectivity and security, designed to provide full user friendly support for SCADA systems and human machine interfaces (HMIs).  The new release provides full support for 32- and 64-bit MS Windows operating systems, exponentially expanding the amount of real-time data supported from each server to 1 million tags. 

The company says its OPC Systems.net Enterprise solution is specifically designed with the needs of the end-user in mind to integrate business application systems with plant floor production data. The GUI provides a user-friendly environment that supports the ability to set and control the range of tags from 100 to 1 million per server. The platform incorporates a distributed multi-server design that provides full functionality and support for Microsoft Windows operating systems such as Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003-2008, and Windows 7 (32 Bit and 64 Bit). 

OPC Systems.net implements service oriented architecture (SOA) to deploy scalable solutions which leverage the power of the network communications functions built into the Microsoft .net framework. This SOA design also enables the platform be a true “smart client” SCADA solution. End-users can benefit from having an HMI, trending package, and alarming package all in one bundle. This combination of functionality eliminates the additional costs of add-on software as data transfer and manipulation needs grow. Everything that an end-user or OEM needs is already included within the package providing the ability to enables system growth. 

“The problem that many plants face today is turning data into useful information quickly, at a reasonable cost, and on mobile devices,” said Ken Eldridge, President of Open Automation Software. “By getting the important real-time information to the right individuals, each critical decision can be made with confidence by knowing the current real conditions of any system in your plant or facility. By choosing a flexible, and scalable, product like OPC Systems.NET Enterprise End-Users can easily implement and deploy solutions quickly with little or no programming experience.”

OPC Systems.net Enterprise is a completely secure solution offering the following features:
• The ability to archive data and alarms for easy queries from third party reporting and database consumers;
• Easy and secure access from the Web, WinForms, WPF, or Windows service applications;
• Easily configurable systems based on end-user business data requirements such as data logging, alarm logging, alarm notification, and recipe management;
• The elimination of custom code or specialized scripting to share data with third party applications;
• Secure communications to external databases, management applications, remote locations, and mobile devices via a built-in 128 bit TCP/IP security feature; and
• Robust and open data exchange between OPC clients and servers, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and .net applications.

Open Automation Software

www.opcsystems.com

Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander@cfemedia.com

Visit the Control Engineering Information Control Channel.



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Mobile HMI; PID tuning tips; Mechatronics; Intelligent project management; Cybersecurity in Russia; Engineering education; Road to IANA
Save energy with automation; Process control system upgrades; Dispelling controll myths; Time-sensitive networking; Control system integration; Road to IANA
Additive manufacturing advancements; Machine vision enhances robotics; Fieldbus evolution; Process safety; Advice from System Integrators of the Year; Road to IANA
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Flexible offshore fire protection; Big Data's impact on operations; Bridging the skills gap; Identifying security risks
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial

(copy 5)

click me