OPC Client Software
OPC client software is designed to connect with OPC servers and access their data. The following are some widely-used OPC client software:
- Matrikon OPC Explorer: It is a free OPC client software that can be used to test connectivity and browse OPC servers. It is useful for troubleshooting OPC connections, monitoring real-time data, and simulating data.
- KEPServerEX: It is a paid OPC client that can be used to connect to OPC UA, OPC DA, and other protocol servers. It supports over 100 communication protocols, and can be used for data acquisition, data logging, and real-time monitoring.
- OPC EasyArchitect: It is a paid OPC client that allows users to create custom OPC applications without any programming. It offers a drag-and-drop interface to create user-defined interfaces and visualization of data.
OPC Server Software
OPC server software is used to communicate with devices and systems that monitor and control data. The following are some widely-used OPC server software:
- MatrikonOPC Server for Modbus: It is a paid OPC server software that communicates with Modbus devices and converts their data into OPC format. It is widely used in the manufacturing industry to connect with PLCs, HMIs, and other industrial devices.
- OPCServerFactory: It is a paid OPC server software that provides a user-friendly interface to develop custom OPC servers. It supports OPC DA, OPC AE, and OPC HDA servers and is known for its high performance.
- KEPServerEX: It is a paid OPC server software that supports over 100 communication protocols and can be used for data acquisition, control, and real-time monitoring. It can be used with different devices, including PLCs, RTUs, SCADA systems, and HMIs.
OPC Simulation Software
OPC simulation software is used to test OPC client software and to simulate real-world scenarios. The following are some widely-used OPC simulation software:
- MatrikonOPC Simulator: It is a free OPC simulation software that generates random data and simulates data values in real-time. It can be used to test OPC client software, troubleshoot connections, and simulate OPC servers in development.
- OPCTest: It is a free OPC simulation software that can be used to test OPC DA, OPC AE, and OPC HDA servers. It supports manual and automatic simulation of data, and can be used for testing data logging, historical trending, and other processes.
- Kepware OPC Simulator: It is a paid OPC simulation software that simulates OPC UA and OPC DA servers. It supports simulation of variables, alarms, events, and other types of data. It is useful for testing OPC client software, troubleshooting connections, and simulating real-world scenarios.