DataWorX32

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OPC Data Aggregation, Bridging, Redundancy & Tunneling

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

As with all ICONICS products built on the OPC-To-The-Core technology, DataWorX32 is an OPC Data Access client application. That means it can easily plug-n-play not only with ICONICS servers and components, but other 3rd-Party hardware interface drivers and software as well. It also has a role as an OPC Server itself, providing data it collects to other OPC Clients, as described below.

OPC Data Bridging
DataWorX32 can pass information from one device on to another; for example, data from one brand of PLC shared with another I/O device. In the past, one would have to write programs to translate and move data from one server to another. DataWorX32 provides this server-to-server data exchange, serving as an "OPC bridge" between two or more servers. OPC bridging is a unique and powerful feature of DataWorX32, providing "bridging" between OPC servers of various types.

OPC Tunneling
DataWorX32 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. The underlying technology behind OPC Tunneling is the patented ICONICS GenBroker™ communication, which provides high-performance and robust communication, replacing Microsoft® DCOM. DataWorX32 OPC Tunneling is completely OPC-compliant and is IT firewall-friendly, supporting communications over LANs, WANs and the Internet with built-in security. It is simple to install and deploy DataWorX32 OPC Tunneling technology to virtually any OPC application requiring remote and secure OPC communications.

Patented DataWorX32 OPC Tunneling Features
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
DataWorX32 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. This means when a primary server goes offline, DataWorX32 will default to the secondary server or servers.

Redundancy Key Features
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

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.

MonitorWorX Status and Diagnostics Application
DataWorX32 comes in different configurations that allow 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).

 
DataWorX = Data Aggregation + Redundancy + Data Bridging !
Data Bridging DataWorX-Data Aggregation

DataWorX has the ability to act as a "OPC server" and a "OPC client" application.   It allows to integrate different brands of OPC Server applications.   Some OPC Server have limitation for the client amounts and some OPC Server only provide the lower version of OPC specification.  We can use DataWorX to integrate multiple OPC Servers into one OPC Server with the same OPC specification without any client connection limitation.

Redundancy DataWorX-Redundancy

DataWorX provides 100% OPC server redundancy using OPCTechs  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. It scans the OPC server status and switches to the secondary node in case of Primary node failure. This means when a primary server goes offline, DataWorX will default to the secondary server or servers.

DataExchange DataWorX-Data Bridging

DataWorX can pass information from one device on to another; for example, data from one brand of PLC shared with another I/O device. In the past, one would have to write programs to translate and move data from one server to another. DataWorX32 provides this server-to-server data exchange, serving as an "OPC bridge" between two or more servers. OPC bridging is a unique and powerful feature of DataWorX, providing "bridging" between OPCTechs OPC servers.