dataFEED OPC UA C++ Server and Client SDK for Linux

Easily enable your application with OPC UA

dataFEED OPC C++ Client and Server SDK for Linux enables the fast integration of OPC UA into your Linux application. Thanks to the comprehensive libraries, a clearly documented programming interface and associated sample applications, developers can concentrate on their actual project goals without having to worry about the intricacies of the OPC UA specification.
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Complete Solution Addressing All Customer Requirements

  • Comprehensive set of building blocks offering encapsulation and easy-to-use functionality required for implementing OPC UA Clients and Servers for Linux environment
  • Modular design to scale OPC UA functionality according to actual requirements
  • Wide range of available functionality, including Extended Security, Data Access, Complex Data, Events, Alarms & Conditions and Historical Access
  • Integrated security concepts allowing safe remote data transfer actively addressing modern security threats
  • Applicable for time-critical control tasks as well as for complex automation projects
  • OPC UA Servers and Clients capable to move data and information between factory floor and enterprise level

Comprehensive Scope of Delivery for Easy and Fast Development

  • Optimized Application Programming Interface (API) and easy to understand documentation
  • Complimentary how-to example applications, step by step tutorials, complex test and simulation clients and servers for a lean getting started with OPC UA development

Investment Security Through Innovative License Model

  • Implementation according latest OPC UA Client respectively OPC UA Server specifications
  • Free migration to upcoming dataFFED OPC UA SDK versions thanks to SDK software and 3 years‘ right to updates to future versions
  • Technology proven by use in Softing‘s OPC Server and middleware products

Technical Details

OPC SpecificationsUnified Architecture V1.04
OPC RolesOPC UA Client, OPC UA Server
OPC UA Client ProfilesCore Characteristics, Data Access, Complex Data, Base Eventing, Methods, Audit, Historical Access, Alarms and Conditions, Query, Redundancy, Publisher, Subscriber
OPC UA Server ProfilesCore Characteristics, Data Access, Complex Data, Base Eventing, Methods, Audit, Historical Access, Alarms and Conditions, Publisher, Subscriber
OPC UA TransportOPC UA TCP transport; UA Binary Encoding, UA Secure Conversation
HTTPS transport; UA Binary Encoding
UADP Publisher, UADP Subscriber
OPC UA SecuritySecurity policy: Aes128Sha256RsaOaep, Aes256Sha256RsaPss, Basic256Sha256/Basic256/Basic128Rsa15/None 
Authentification: anonymous/user name and password/user certificate 
Full compliance to OPC UA 1.04 specification
Programming Interface*C++
Development Environment*GCC (Version 4, 5, 6, 7)
Development Operating Systems*Any Linux system
(tested on Ubuntu 14, 16, 18)
 Any Linux system 
(The binary delivery includes: Linux PC platforms on Intel 32 and 64 Bit processors, ARMv6, 32 Bit)
Compliance/CertificationOPC Foundation certification for Server, regularly tested at OPC Foundation interoperability workshops
Support ToolsComprehensive programming examples and tutorials, complex test and simulation OPC UA Server and Client applications, generic technology test and demonstration Client and Server tools
Trial VersionTrial toolkit assemblies contain complete functionality. Limitation to 90-minute runtime period applies. 
Trial version upgrades to unlimited functionality simply by using binary license activation key.
LicensingTrial and evaluation license, single seat developer license (binary and source code version) 
Applications integrating licensed dataFEED OPC UA SDK libraries can be deployed in unlimited number of copies.

*Binary support for embedded systems is available on request and usually accompanied by a small integration project. 
Please contact the Softing sales representative for requests of different compilers or operating system variants. 
Known to work on several Linux distributions as well as on Solaris and QNX,, expected to be easily ported to other Unix-based platforms.


Sales Model

Innovative Maintenance Contract

  • Optimized Application Programming Interface (API)
  • All Software Updates included
  • Support directly from our developers
  • No Royalty Fees
  • Available in Source Code and Binary
  • Unlimited runtime of the SDK past of Maintenance Contract