OPC Data Aggregation, Bridging, Redundancy and Tunneling

What is DataWorX32?

Acting as a bridge between various OPC servers, DataWorX32 provides different OPC data channels. Once multiple I/O channels are established, DataWorX™32 will switch between a primary PC (node) and a backup PC on the network. Should the primary PC become disabled, DataWorX32 can automatically switch to the backup PC.

DataWorX32™ is an add-on component to GENESIS32 (or to any other 3rd party OPC based system), providing patent pending enabling technology in four key areas:

• OPC Server to OPC Server Data Bridging
• OPC-Based Redundancy
• OPC Data Aggregation
• Secure, and Patented, OPC Tunneling

DataWorX32 is an OPC Data Access client application that easily plugs-and-plays with ICONICS servers and components, and other 3rd-Party hardware interface drivers and software. It has a role as an OPC Server itself, providing data it collects to other OPC Clients.

Features & Benefits

  Data Bridging
Can pass information from one device on to another.  Provides server-to-server data exchange, serving as an "OPC bridge" between two or more servers, or between OPC servers of various types.

  OPC Tunneling
Connects any remote OPC server to a client in a robust and secure manner, allowing for OPC server real-time data to be redirected to more than one location. Powering OPC Tunneling is the patented ICONICS GenBroker™ communication, which provides high-performance and robust communication, replacing Microsoft® DCOM. Completely OPC-compliant, IT firewall-friendly, supporting communications over LANs, WANs and the Internet with built-in security. Simple to install and deploy to virtually any OPC application requiring remote and secure OPC communications.

  Redundancy
Provides 100% OPC server redundancy using OPC servers to any OPC client through the network without requiring any programming. Alternative machines can be designated as secondary servers, should a primary server go offline. DataWorX32 scans the OPC server status and switches to the secondary node in case of Primary node failure.

  OPC Data Aggregation
Often in very large projects, several OPC client applications request the same points from an OPC server. This may increase the load of the OPC server, having to provide the same data more than once. When multiple clients request data from an OPC server, DataWorX32 monitors the OPC server and aggregates the data to the requesting clients, greatly improving performance and significantly reducing network traffic.

  Status and Diagnostics Application
Allows you to scale the right OPC solutions for your application. DataWorX32 Standard allows OPC Data Aggregation, OPC Data Bridging, OPC DA Redundancy, secure OPC Tunneling, OPC AE Tunneling, OPC Data Bridging, and OPC Aggregation. DataWorX32 Professional adds Store & Forward technology, as well as OPC HDA Logged Data Redundancy (requires pair) and OPC AE Logged Data Redundancy (requires pair).
 

 OPC Tunneling 
• Based on transparent open industry standards
• Secure, robust alternative to DCOM communication
• IT-friendly; communicates through firewalls and Network Address Translators (NAT)
• Supports TCP/IP and SOAP/XML communications protocols

 Redundancy
• Hot, Warm and Cold failover policies
• Automatic failover
• Seamless client transfer between redundant server pairs
• Zero redundancy configuration required in client applications
• Connect to multiple OPC server pairs
• Server management information for OPC Data Access points
• Synchronized alarm management and alarm acknowledgement 

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