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Softing's new OPC UA Gateway adds OPC UA Server capabilities to Siemens controllers and provides systems such as ERP, MES and SCADA access to process data. The gateway is configured via an integrated web server and PLC symbols/tags are directly imported from STEP7 and TIA Portal projects.

The compact sized OPC UA Gateway supports data encryption and user authentication and is ideally suited to initiate a step-by-step implementation of an Industrial Internet-of-Things systems architecture.

Features
High-performance OPC UA gateway for S7 controllers
Configuration via web interface
Import PLC tag/symbol directly from SIMATIC STEP 7 / TIA Portal projects
Machine-to-IT system (ERP,MES, SCADA) and Machine-to-Machine connectivity via standardized, open, platform-independent OPC UA communication
 
Benefits
Physical separation of Network Interfaces to preventing intrusions
No PLC programming needed
Enhance existing installations with modern communication capabilities
Data Encryption and User Authentication
Zero maintenance

Control Solutions, Inc About Softing
Softing Inc. is the North American business unit of Softing 

Softing AG is a leading global provider of products for Industrial Automation and for Automotive Electronics. For over 30 years, the core business of Softing Industrial Automation has been industrial data communication in the form of chips, stacks, software suites and hardware modules.

Softing's OPC/OPC UA code is the reference software for the OPC Foundation. The company is also a market leader in FOUNDATION fieldbus as well as other fieldbus technologies such as PROFINET and EtherNet/IP. For enterprise level communications, Softing has its OPC/OPC UA software suite, dataFEED OPC, which provides OPC/OPC UA Client and Server connections. The company also has a range of hardware-based OPC UA Server modules. For end-to-end database-to-controller data exchange the company offers both in-chassis and standalone hardware modules in its tManager and echocollect modules.
 




 



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