OPC software simplifies the communication between OS programs and industrial hardware devices. OPC software converts hardware communication protocols used by programmable logic controllers (PLCs), remote terminal units (RTUs), protection devices (IEDs), metering devices, and other similar industrial devices into the OPC protocol and stores all the collected data in the OPC server.
Enilit OPC server software ensures a seamless, secure, and reliable flow of information among devices from multiple vendors and was created following global OPC standards.
In most industrial automation systems, the Enilit OPC server is connected to the SCADA system (OPC server client) where it sends data to, as well as industrial automation devices such as PLCs, RTUs, protection devices (IEDs), metering devices, where OPC server collects data from. OPC server software is being used when the SCADA system does not support the protocol conversion feature, or the functionality of the protocol conversion feature is limited, and the installed SCADA system cannot collect all the required information from industrial devices due to the low interoperability. Enilit OPC server can be a great cost-efficient solution for SCADA systems with limited protocol functionality.
Enilit OPC server was developed to support industry most-widely used protocols what ensures that Enilit OPC server can collect data from almost all industrial automation devices that use industry-standard communication protocols and send converted data directly to OPC client software. For a more specific reference, Enilit OPC supports below-mentioned well-known protocols:
For maximum safety, Enilit software allows to create two OPC servers that work redundantly. In case one OPC server would go offline, data from industrial devices would still be collected and stored by redundant OPC server and send to OPC client (e.g. SCADA system).
Due to the increasingly expanding energy management and automation industry, the Enilit OPC server has a wide range of utilization possibilities. Enilit OPC server could be used for power plant automation systems, solar systems, oil platforms and wells, wind parks, hydro plants, substations, smart homes, etc.
User-friendly interface – quick and easy server configuration even for the first-time users
Online server configuration - all server configuration is done online, no reboot is needed for the new settings to take effect
User-defined branches and Tag names – all branches and tags can be defined by the system administrator
Data calculation, logic – simple internal data processing
High-level cyber security – integrated security concepts that meet modern-day industry standards (data encryption, user authentication, signing, server protocol)
End-to-End – no need for additional software, OPC server collects all the data from industrial devices and provides aggregated data to the end-user
Scalable technology – the server can store all the required information of your ever-expanding industrial devices network
Simple integration – easy and straightforward integration of new devices
Redundant – for maximum safety, the second OPC server can be created which will work redundantly with the main OPC server. In the case of the main server going offline, the second server will continue to collect and store all the important data
High interoperability – vendor-independent and platform-neutral server operation allows to connect the OPC server to devices from multiple vendors and access server data whilst using different operating systems
Fast and reliable – a direct connection to all automation levels allows fast and reliable data transfer
Ethernet-based – built to be integrated into existing Ethernet infrastructure