OPC EasyArchiver : Integration Objects
OPC EasyArchiver allows to interface with several OPC DA servers to access real-time data from various process and data sources connected to your network and archive those data to any database.
OPC HDA Server Enterprise : Integration Objects
OPC HDA Server Enterprise from Integration Objects is a PC-based software application that is designed to give your OPC HDA clients full access to archived data collected by the supported database systems.
PI OPC DA/HDA Server : OSI Soft
PI OPC DA/HDA Server is an OPC server for OSI Software's PI data archives.
It implements the OPC Data Access (DA) standard 2.05a, and the OPC Historical Data Access (HDA) standard 1.2, supports browsing, synchronous and asynchronous reads, read on change, and both writes and deletes.
OPC HDA Server for MS Access : Integration Objects
OPC HDA Server for Microsoft Access from Integration Objects is a PC-based software application that shares historical data through OPC HDA thus enabling your OPC HDA Client to interface with your Microsoft Access databases.
Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) has been deprecated for years now but it still rears its ugly head, particularly when dealing with OPC servers on remote machines.
This led to the rise of OPC tunnelers as a solution, whereby the travails of dealing with DCOM and its associated security vulnerabilities were addressed. But now, two Ignition gateways can do the the same thing, but better, by leveraging OPC-UA. The cost is next to nothing.
The OPC Foundation has been working to help solve communication and connectivity problems between plant and factory floor devices and host systems and applications since 1995.
Virtually every end user, OEM and automation supplier employs OPC standards, such as OPC Data Access (OPC DA), OPC Alarms and Events, (OPC A&E), and OPC Historical Data Access (OPC HDA), to establish communications and connectivity between disparate devices.
Offline analysis of historical process data is an integral part of process optimisation and production tracking.
OPC helps maximise the return on process history investments by providing a standardised mechanism for collection of real-time process data and by enabling scalable multivendor and distributed historical analysis solutions.
If your company is dedicated to being more connected, more informed, and more efficient, OPC-UA will play a critical role in your system’s future.
With a wide range of products now on the market, you might consider making the jump sooner rather than later.
Here are a few ways that OPC-UA can already play a critical role in improving your company’s control systems, and why it’s bound to be a major player in the automation scene in the near future.
There are a growing number of great embedded innovations and technologies today, including BlackBerry phones, iPhones, iPads, embedded human machine interface (HMI) panels, intelligent building automation, and security devices. There are also great innovations and technologies available enabling interoperability, including wireless networking and cloud computing.All articles