Softing enhances OPC UA .NET Development Toolkits

  • February 23, 2012
  • Softing Inc.

February 23, 2012 - Softing announces V1.00 OPC UA .NET Development Toolkit. Based on OPC Foundation sample code, it offers increased usability through an optimized application programming interface (API), improved documentation and additional sample projects. The Softing OPC UA .NET Development Toolkits V1.00 enable developers to build OPC UA clients and servers for moving data and information from the factory floor to the enterprise level in their preferred .NET development environment. Softing’s OPC UA .NET Client Development Toolkit is aimed at supervisory control and human-machine interface software application providers, while the OPC UA .NET Server Development Toolkit is aimed at manufacturers of automation equipment, such as controllers, drives and sensors. The OPC UA .NET Client Development Toolkit V1.00 will replace the .NET API of Softing’s existing OPC UA Client Development Toolkit Version 5.11. Currently, the Softing OPC portfolio comprises 20 versions of OPC Development Toolkits for classic OPC or Unified Architecture covering e.g. Data Access (DA), Alarms & Events (AE) and XML-DA for Windows, Windows CE, Linux or VxWorks.

“With its rapid deployment tools, Softing’s OPC UA .NET Development Toolkit will accelerate adoption of OPC UA by simplifying product development,” says Thomas Burke, president and executive director of OPC Foundation. “The Softing product(s) provide quality rapid deployment of OPC UA products seamlessly for the Microsoft platform(s) as well as the embedded market.”

About Softing In industrial automation, Softing is a specialist for fieldbus technology and has established itself as a world-leading partner for networking automation systems and control solutions. Softing provides customers the key technology to connect devices, controls, and systems with the leading communication technologies. In fieldbus technology, Softing is a world-class expert for FOUNDATION™ fieldbus, PROFIBUS, and CAN/CANopen/DeviceNet. The company’s wide range of expertise includes solutions for OPC, FDT, and Real-Time-Ethernet protocols such as, PROFINET IO, EtherNet/IP, and Modbus/TCP. Many of the products and services developed by Softing since the company was founded in 1979 have become reference standards throughout the world. In addition, Softing has established itself as a provider of sophisticated diagnostic tools for fieldbus systems.  

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