dataFEED OPC Suite

All-in-one Data Integration Solution for Your OPC UA Communication as well as Big Data and IoT Cloud Connectivity

dataFEED OPC Suite is a software solution for OPC UA and OPC Classic communication and for cloud connectivity in a single product. Via the integrated OPC UA Server, it provides access to PLCs of all leading manufacturers such as Siemens SIMATIC S7, Rockwell ControlLogix, B&R, Mitsubishi and Modbus controllers (e.g. from Wago).

As a gateway between the two OPC standards, dataFEED OPC Suite also enables the integration of existing OPC Classic components and applications into modern Industrie 4.0 OPC UA solutions. Using the MQTT and REST protocols, production data can be transferred to IoT Cloud or Big Data applications on Microsoft Azure IoT, Amazon AWS, IBM Watson IoT, Bosch PPM and Siemens MindSphere platforms. dataFEED OPC Suite also supports the storage of production data in a file, in an SQL database or in MongoDB and CouchDB.

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Simple and Independent Access to Controllers and IoT

  • Read and write access to data in controllers from leading manufacturers
  • Use without modifying control program
  • Easy integration of existing and new controllers into “Industrie 4.0“* solutions
  • Integration of non-OPC UA-capable components, such as Siemens S7 controllers, into OPC UA solutions
  • Cost savings through further use of already existing OPC Classic components
  • Gateway functionality for connecting controllers and components with integrated OPC UA Server to OPC Classic applications
  • Direct connection of IoT devices (MQTT Publisher) without using an MQTT Broker

Gateway to Big Data and IoT Clouds Solutions

  • Integration of automation devices via MQTT Publisher, MindConnect and REST Client functionality in IoT cloud applications, e.g. Siemens MindSphere, Bosch PPM or Microsoft IoT Connected Factory
  • State-of-the-art security by SSL/TLS support, including certificates

No Need for DCOM Configuration

  • Integration of automation devices via MQTT Publisher and REST Client functionality in IoT cloud applications, e.g. IBM Watson Cloud or Microsoft IoT Connected Factory
  • Easy integration of production data into NoSQL Big Data storage solutions such as MongoDB
  • State-of-the-art security by SSL/TLS support, including certificates

Easy Configuration

  • Modern, intuitive graphical user interface for fast OPC communication configuration
  • Use of smart hands-on defaults, setup wizards and drag-and-drop support
  • Time savings through effective and efficient configuration of distrubuted automation systems with many OPC UA and OPC Classic Servers

*“Industrie 4.0“ is a German government-driven initiative for implementing an industrial “Internet of Things”

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Technical Details

Supported dataFEED FeaturesOPC UA Server and Client, OPC Classic Server and Client, OPC Tunnel, MQTT, MindSphere and REST Connector,
Database Access (SQL/NoSQL), File Access, Data Exchange (in any direction between OPC UA and OPC Classic Servers or controllers), Filter, Optimizer, Concentrator, Bridge, Local Items (in any direction between OPC UA and OPC Classic Clients)
Supported Controllers   Siemens SIMATIC S5, SIMATIC S7 (S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, S7-1500, including optimized blocks), LOGO! 8, PAC Counter and Siemens-compatible controllers like VIPA controllers
Rockwell SLC-500, PLC-5, ControlLogix and CompactLogix
Mitsubishi Melsec-Q Series with Ethernet interface card
B&R controllers with Ethernet interface
Modbus TCP-compatible controllers (Wago, Beckhoff, Phoenix, Schneider, etc.)
All controllers and devices with integrated OPC UA Server
Accessible Controller DataInputs, outputs, data blocks, markers, timers, counters
Supported IoT DevicesAll devices with integrated MQTT Publisher
Supported OPC SpecificationsOPC Classic Data Access V1.0a, V2.05, V3.0, OPC Classic XML-DA V1.01,
OPC Alarms & Events V1.10, OPC Unified Architecture V1.02
Supported OPC UAFunctionality

Data Access profile

TCP transport protocol using OPC UA binary coding

Security Methods: Basic256SSha256, Basic256

Authentication by user names and passwords including user certificate
Supported OPC Data TypesVARIANT Data Types I1, UI1, I2, UI2, I4, UI4, R4, DATE, BSTR, BOOL and arrays (VT_Array) of these data types
Protocols for IoT Cloud Link

MQTT Publisher:
MQTT Publisher V3.1.1, V3.1
QoS, Retain, Last Will and Testament
Security SSL/TLS including certificates

Methoda: POST
Security: SSL including certificates, authentication via Shared Secret or RSA

REST Client:
Methods: PUT, POST
Security SSL and user authentification including certificates

Supported Databases   NoSQL databases, e.g. MongoDB, CouchDB
ODBC enabled databases, for example, Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2,
other NoSQL- and ODBC-enabled databases upon inquiry
Operation ModeApplication (OutProc Server), Windows Service
Logging, DiagnosticsLogging of OPC Calls and Notifications, OPC Data, OPC Tunnel frames, text file access, database access, configurable via integrated web server diagnostic interface
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry, Windows 10, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, 
Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
LicensingRuntime license per computer
Demo VersionFull dataFEED OPC Suite, time limited to 72 hours


Order Numbers

LRL-DY-134501dataFEED OPC Suite, Version 4.01 and higher, including all supported PLC protocols, OPC UA support, access of any number of OPC Tunnel Clients, for simultaneous access to a total of up to 100 OPC UA Servers, OPC Servers and dataFEED OPC Tunnel Servers plus additional functionality like Database Access, File Access, Data Exchange, Optimizer, Concentrator and Bridge
HUA-DD-130001USB Hardware Key for dataFEED OPC Suite, Version V4.01 and higher, replacing the standard Software Key


Scope of Delivery

SoftwaredataFEED OPC Suite on CD-ROM
DocumentationManual in PDF format and Online Help in English and German


Additional Products and Services

100-1030-01Training "OPC Server and Client in Practice"
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GAA-YE-145133uaGate MB
GPL-CS-191000echolink S7-compact