dataFEED OPC Suite

The All-In-One Solution for OPC Communication and IoT Cloud Connectivity

The dataFEED OPC Suite offers a full package of components for OPC communication and cloud connectivity within a single product. It enables access to the controllers of leading manufacturers. Additional functionality eliminates DCOM problems and improves the communication between the PLCs, OPC Servers and OPC Clients, independent of the use of OPC Classic or OPC Unified Architecture (UA) or OPC Classic. The MQTT Connector enables the dissemination of data to IoT (Internet of Things) clouds.


Easy and Independent Access to Controllers

  • Read and write access to data in PLCs of leading manufacturers
  • No changes to control program required
  • Easy integration of legacy and new controllers into“Industrie 4.0“* solutions
  • Integration of non-OPC UA-ready components like Siemens S5 controllers into OPC UA applications
  • Cost savings through continued use of existing OPC Classic components
  • Gateway functionality for connecting controllers and components with integrated OPC UA Server to OPC Classic applications

Gateway to IoT Clouds

  • 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

  • Easy industrial communication by avoiding DCOM and its complex security settings
  • Time-saving configuration of OPC Classic communication across networks
  • Minimum requirements on configuration of PCs used in network
  • Compliance with corporate computer and network security policies, e.g. firewall settings

Easy Configuration

  • State-of-the-art, intuitive graphical user interface for rapid configuration of OPC communication
  • Use of intelligent, practice-oriented defaults, setup wizards and drag-and-drop support
  • Time savings through effective and efficient configuration of distributed automation systems comprising a large number of OPC 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, Database Access, 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) and Siemens-compatible controllers like VIPA controllers
Rockwell SLC-500, PLC-5, MicroLogix, ControlLogix and CompactLogix
Mitsubishi Melsec-Q Series with Ethernet interface card (Melsec-Q Series with on-board Ethernet interface in preparation)
B&R controllers with Ethernet interface
Modbus TCP-compatible controllers (Wago, Beckhoff, Phoenix, Schneider, etc.)
All controllers and devices with integrated OPC UA Serve
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: 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
Supported Databases   ODBC enabled databases, for example, Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, other ODBC-enabled databases upon inquiry
OPC CertificationTest using OPC Foundation‘s Compliance Test Tool
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 XP, Windows 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
LicensingRuntime license per computer
Demo VersionFull dataFEED OPC Suite, time limited to 72 hours


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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

dataFEED OPC SuiteSoftware on CD-ROM
DocumentationManual in PDF format and Online Help in English and German

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