dataFEED Secure Integration Server Supports Use of Individual OPC UA Address Spaces

08/11/19

Haar, November 8, 2019 – The new version V1.20 of dataFEED Secure Integration Server opens the way for uniform access to various items of the integrated OPC UA Servers. For doing so, the user loads the appropriate information model and thus has access to the appropriate interface according to the requirements of the respective field of application.

According to the OPC UA standard, information models define the available objects such as variables and alarms. In addition to the base information models that are already included in the standard, there is also the option of defining additional information models that either address the specific task of a particular industry or describe the world of objects used in a company and thus ensure compatibility at the semantic level. The information model of a single industry is typically described in an OPC UA Companion.

The new dataFEED Secure Integration Server version V1.20 provides the chance to load specific OPC UA information models. After importing the associated Nodeset.XML file, the user can use the uniform data interface defined in this information model to access the various integrated OPC UA Servers. For example, it describes the set variables with their properties, such as the engineering unit, available methods and services.

"By selecting specific OPC UA Companion Specifications, we offer our customers the ability to unify the entire OPC UA address space. Thus, the customer can work in his usual environment and benefit from time savings when creating the application," summarizes the product manager Andreas Roeck the advantages of the new functionality. "At the same time this new development demonstrates once again Softing’s leading position in the field of OPC UA technology."

dataFEED Secure Integration Server is used at the interface of automation networks and IT and uses the OPC UA interoperability standard for efficient and highly secure data exchange. A key benefit is the aggregation of data from multiple sources in an OPC UA aggregation server. This allows easy access to all data through a consistent interface. dataFEED Secure Integration Server covers the full range of OPC UA security features and enables the implementation of a state-of-the-art security solution. The interface abstraction allows continuous adaptation and scaling of OPC UA-based IoT solutions throughout the entire lifecycle. Users gain a high degree of flexibility and, at the same time, significantly reduce their integration and configuration costs.

Softing launches the new the dataFEED Secure Integration Server version V1.20 at SPS Smart Production Solutions, November 26-28, 2019 in Nuremberg at the Softing booth in hall 5, booth 5-346.

About Softing Industrial Data Intelligence

The key technologies of Softing Industrial's business area Data Intelligence are the implementation and improvement of efficient and reliable digital data exchange processes in industrial applications as well as the transfer of information between production and IT. These enable the integrated manufacturing of the future, which involves networked systems across different sites and a continual need to optimize equipment and production processes. Softing Industrial Data Intelligence thus serves the ever growing demands of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0.

 

Further information is available at https://data-intelligence.softing.com/.

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