dataFEED OPC Suite

All-in-One Solution for OPC Communication and Big Data, IoT Cloud Connectivity

  • Access to Process and Diagnostic Data in Controllers of Leading Manufacturers, Including Siemens, Rockwell, B&R, Mitsubishi
  • Integration of Legacy OPC Classic Components and Applications into Modern “Industrie 4.0“ OPC UA Solutions
  • MQTT and REST Gateway for Integrating Production Data in IoT Cloud and Big Data Solutions, e.g. Microsoft Azure IoT, IBM Watson IoT

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Simple and Independent Access to Controller Data

  • 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

Gateway to Big Data and IoT Clouds Solutions

  • Integration of automation devices in IoT cloud applications using MQTT Publisher functionality, e.g. in IBM Bluemix Cloud
  • 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”

Technical Details

Supported dataFEED FeaturesOPC UA Server and Client, OPC Classic Server and Client, OPC Tunnel, MQTT 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 S5, S7 (200,300,400,1200,1500 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 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, Basic128Rsa15, None

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

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

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 Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016
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


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