From now on, OPC UA Client is available in straton, thanks to a new configurator and a new driver. Essential security features such as encryption and authentication are included. You can now connect to any PLC through OPC UA.
In order to offer fully operational OPC UA exchanges between straton runtimes and external devices, an OPC UA Client configurator has been developed and implemented in the new straton 10.0 release, in addition to the already existing OPC UA Server.
OPC UA Server
The OPC UA Server driver allows to expose the data of your straton program to external Clients, allowing to greatly extend the communication capabilities of your product embedding the straton Runtime!
OPC UA Client
This year, we have chosen to extend and facilitate the exchange of your data by integrating an OPC UA Client in the straton software. OPC UA Client allows the exchange of data with any OPC UA Server. It is possible to add variables and to scan the server thanks to the tools available directly in the configurator, making the configuration much easier and intuitive.
Client and server complementarity
Having both drivers in the same development environment gives you great flexibility and versatility, allowing you to exchange data with any external device supporting OPC UA. You can then read and write variables directly through the straton software, in total security.
The OPC UA protocol is a standard protocol, allowing you to communicate with any kind of external PLC, without the need of an additional communication bus.
Its main advantages are openness, security, versatility, accounting and scalability. Connecting your PLCs through OPC UA is now fully possible with straton.
To go further we suggest you to download straton 10.0 for free