No More Loss of Data Upon Interruption of OPC UA Communication!


dataFEED OPC Suite Now Offers Store And Forward Functionality

The new version V5.00 of dataFEED OPC Suite, Softing‘s all-in-one solution for OPC-communication, Big Data access and IoT Cloud connectivity, now offers the world's first OPC UA Store And Forward functionality.

This detects an interruption of the connection to an OPC UA Client and then automatically saves the affected process data for up to one hour. When the connection has been successfully re-established, the data, together with a correct time stamp, are automatically transferred to the OPC UA Client.

At the SPS Smart Production Solutions fair, November 26-28, 2019 in Nuremberg, you will be able to experience the innovative solution for the first time live at the Softing stand in Hall 5, Booths 5-346. Get your free admission ticket for the fair at our website and convince yourself on-site how dataFEED OPC Suite ensures the data transfer in your production

What exactly is dataFEED OPC Suite?

dataFEED OPC Suite is an all-in-one data integration solution that combines OPC UA communication, big data access and IoT Cloud connectivity into one product. The built-in OPC UA Server allows you to imbed the controllers of all leading manufacturers, such as Siemens SIMATIC S7, Rockwell ControlLogix, B&R and Mitsubishi, as well as Modbus controllers (e.g. from Wago) in your application.

For integrating existing components in OPC UA and Industrie 4.0 applications, an OPC Classic interface is available in dataFEED OPC Suite. Using the MQTT, MindConnect, and REST protocols of dataFEED OPC Suite production data can be transferred in IoT Cloud or Big Data applications running on the Microsoft Azure IoT, Amazon AWS, IBM Watson IoT, Bosch PPM and Siemens MindSphere platforms. In addition, dataFEED OPC Suite supports the storage of production data in a file, in an SQL database or in the databases MongoDB and CouchDB.

Five Good Reasons for dataFEED OPC Suite

  • Easy and independent access to controllers and IoT devices
  • Gateway to Big Data and IoT Cloud applications
  • Modern user interface with intelligent default setting and intuitive user guidance
  • Easy and fast configuration of data exchange
  • Maximum flexibility due to modular design, only required functionality has to be licensed

Back to Store And Forward-Functionality of dataFEED OPC Suite

The Store And Forward functionality is fully integrated into dataFEED OPC Suite and can be used with any OPC UA Client. Caching the data during a connection interruption does not require a special OPC UA Historical Access Client. In addition, the use of Store and Forward does not affect the security features supported by OPC UA technology. Thus, this functionality can be combined with user authentication or data encryption. In summary, Store And Forward provides an easy way to secure your valuable process data and to protect you from data loss.

The New Solution at a Glance

  • Data storage for up to one hour in case OPC UA connection is interrupted
  • Use of any standard OPC UA Client
  • Fully integrated in dataFEED OPC Suite

By the Way

At our website you can find the Technical Details und the data sheet for dataFEED OPC Suite. Plus, in the Download Area you will find many more useful documents about dataFEED OPC Suite. For example, it includes instructions for setting up an OPC UA or S7 connection or for integrating your production data in Microsoft Azure using dataFEED OPC Suite.

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