|By Marketwired .||
|July 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT||
CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/14 -- Software Toolbox® today announced the release of TOP Server Version 5.15 with new features that are especially relevant for users in the manufacturing, building automation, and energy management sectors.
Powered by Kepware, TOP Server is Software Toolbox's OPC and native HMI device connectivity software application, offering more than 130 different device drivers and plug-ins. TOP Server Version 5.15 expands the Omron Suite with the new Omron NJ Ethernet driver. As the industry's only native connectivity solution, the Omron NJ Ethernet driver utilizes the EtherNet/IP protocol for efficient, reliable communications with Omron's new Sysmac NJ series of controllers. The driver includes powerful features such as automatic tag generation which reduces user deployment time and cost by removing the need to configure tags in multiple systems; and support for routing through PLCs as a gateway to other PLC networks, which allows users to segment their Omron PLC networks as needed but still be able to access their data effectively.
"Continuous improvement by supporting the latest controller technology is important to many of our customers who stay on the cutting edge by adopting the latest process improvements available," said Kevin Rutherford, brand manager at Software Toolbox. "By supporting connectivity to the latest Omron controllers in this release, customers have the flexibility to implement innovative single architecture solutions like Omron's NJ Series platform and take advantage of improved speed, performance, and efficiency for myriad complex control applications, including logic, motion, vision, safety, robotics, and sensing."
In addition, TOP server Version 5.15 expands object support for the BACnet/IP Ethernet driver by providing access to the BACnet schedule and calendar objects in the BACnet devices. The settings on the calendar and scheduler objects are important for scheduling of building environmental control tasks in the building automation and energy management markets where BACnet is used extensively. As a central data source supporting multiple OPC standards, TOP Server supplies access to such BACnet information for applications other than typical building automation clients, including HMI, SCADA, historian, and enterprise solutions.
TOP Server Version 5.15 also brings updates to 28 other existing drivers and plug-ins, including SNMP driver AES encryption security enhancements, expanded addressing support to the Fisher ROC serial driver by adding support for Point Type 98, and performance enhancements for EFM Suite drivers.
Additional improvements in TOP Server Version 5.15 include:
- Wonderware® SuiteLink Performance - The native client interface has been improved to provide more efficient exchanges between client and server.
- Allen-Bradley Ethernet Enhancements - Support for blocking string types for improved performance when accessing string memory on PLCs or SLCs.
- Media Level Redundancy Support Expanded - Media Level Redundancy is now supported by the OPC UA Client and Modbus Plus drivers.
- Other Driver Updates - Drivers with expanded functionality and improvements include ControlLogix Ethernet, GE Focas Ethernet, and Mitsubishi FX. For full details of updates and enhancements in TOP Server Version 5.15, please see the release notes.
TOP Server Version 5.15 is available for download or as an upgrade for users with active support and maintenance contracts at http://www.toolboxopc.com.
NOTE TO EDITORS: High-resolution 300dpi graphics for TOP Server Version 5.15 are available for download at the following link:
ABOUT SOFTWARE TOOLBOX
Since 1996, Software Toolbox has been an industry source for industrial automation software, from project conception to completion. The company has served more than 10,000 clients in 110 countries helping them find, evaluate, purchase and support automation software solutions. These solutions include OPC servers, clients, development toolkits, HMI/SCADA add-ins/enhancements, and ActiveX and .NET development tools for Visual Studio C#/VB/C++. Software Toolbox works with its clients in all phases of projects to help them find and determine the right tools to use and to support overall project objectives and maximize their industrial software results. Visit http://www.softwaretoolbox.com
The Software Toolbox name is a registered trademark of Software Toolbox, Inc. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
The name Siemens® is a registered trademark of Siemens AG. Usage of Siemens® does not imply endorsement by Siemens AG. Wonderware and Suitelink are registered trademarks of Schneider Electric and their usage does not imply endorsement by Schneider Electric.
Software Toolbox, Inc.
704-849-2773, ext. 1326
SYS-CON Events announced today the Containers & Microservices Bootcamp, being held November 3-4, 2015, in conjunction with 17th Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, and @DevOpsSummit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This is your chance to get started with the latest technology in the industry. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Containers and Microservices Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, a Microsoft Regional Director, will include presentations as well as hands-on...
Oct. 13, 2015 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 159
As more intelligent IoT applications shift into gear, they’re merging into the ever-increasing traffic flow of the Internet. It won’t be long before we experience bottlenecks, as IoT traffic peaks during rush hours. Organizations that are unprepared will find themselves by the side of the road unable to cross back into the fast lane. As billions of new devices begin to communicate and exchange data – will your infrastructure be scalable enough to handle this new interconnected world?
Oct. 13, 2015 05:45 AM EDT
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data ...
Oct. 13, 2015 05:15 AM EDT Reads: 192
In today's digital world, change is the one constant. Disruptive innovations like cloud, mobility, social media, and the Internet of Things have reshaped the market and set new standards in customer expectations. To remain competitive, businesses must tap the potential of emerging technologies and markets through the rapid release of new products and services. However, the rigid and siloed structures of traditional IT platforms and processes are slowing them down – resulting in lengthy delivery ...
Oct. 13, 2015 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,093
Containers are all the rage among developers and web companies, but they also represent two very substantial benefits to larger organizations. First, they have the potential to dramatically accelerate the application lifecycle from software builds and testing to deployment and upgrades. Second they represent the first truly hybrid-approach to consuming infrastructure, allowing organizations to run the same workloads on any cloud, virtual machine or physical server. Together, they represent a ver...
Oct. 13, 2015 04:45 AM EDT Reads: 205
As operational failure becomes more acceptable to discuss within the software industry, the necessity for holding constructive, actionable postmortems increases. But most of what we know about postmortems from "pop culture" isn't actually relevant for the software systems we work on and within. In his session at DevOps Summit, J. Paul Reed will look at postmortem pitfalls, techniques, and tools you'll be able to take back to your own environment so they will be able to lay the foundations for h...
Oct. 13, 2015 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 180
Nowadays, a large number of sensors and devices are connected to the network. Leading-edge IoT technologies integrate various types of sensor data to create a new value for several business decision scenarios. The transparent cloud is a model of a new IoT emergence service platform. Many service providers store and access various types of sensor data in order to create and find out new business values by integrating such data.
Oct. 13, 2015 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 681
Containers are changing the security landscape for software development and deployment. As with any security solutions, security approaches that work for developers, operations personnel and security professionals is a requirement. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Kevin Gilpin, CTO and Co-Founder of Conjur, will discuss various security considerations for container-based infrastructure and related DevOps workflows.
Oct. 13, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 326
There are so many tools and techniques for data analytics that even for a data scientist the choices, possible systems, and even the types of data can be daunting. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Harrold, Global CTO for Big Data Solutions for EMC Corporation, will show how to perform a simple, but meaningful analysis of social sentiment data using freely available tools that take only minutes to download and install. Participants will get the download information, scripts, and complete en...
Oct. 13, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 405
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome,” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Oct. 13, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 258
IT data is typically silo'd by the various tools in place. Unifying all the log, metric and event data in one analytics platform stops finger pointing and provides the end-to-end correlation. Logs, metrics and custom event data can be joined to tell the holistic story of your software and operations. For example, users can correlate code deploys to system performance to application error codes.
Oct. 13, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 320
Achim Weiss is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ProfitBricks. In 1995, he broke off his studies to co-found the web hosting company "Schlund+Partner." The company "Schlund+Partner" later became the 1&1 web hosting product line. From 1995 to 2008, he was the technical director for several important projects: the largest web hosting platform in the world, the second largest DSL platform, a video on-demand delivery network, the largest eMail backend in Europe, and a universal billing syste...
Oct. 13, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 352
Between the compelling mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at DevOps Summit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, will present a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how busine...
Oct. 13, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 392
Interested in leveraging automation technologies and a cloud architecture to make developers more productive? Learn how PaaS can benefit your organization to help you streamline your application development, allow you to use existing infrastructure and improve operational efficiencies. Begin charting your path to PaaS with OpenShift Enterprise.
Oct. 13, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 657
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...
Oct. 13, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 375