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Software Toolbox Announces Update of SLIK-DA Version 5.01.14

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 17, 2016– Software Toolbox® announces an update of SLIK-DA V5.1 with UA.  This updated version now includes support for Visual Studio 2015. We now support the latest development environments as well as the newest Operating Systems.

There is also an updated help file that is installed with SLIK DA version 5.01.14.

SLIK-DA users who are on a current support and maintenance contract are eligible to upgrade for free. If you are not on support or own a V4 license and wish to upgrade, please Contact Software Toolbox

Full release notes for SLIK-DA 5.1 can be found at:

http://www.softwaretoolbox.com/quickfaq.asp?faqid=3244
 

Software Toolbox Announces Update of SLIK-DA Version 5.1 with UA

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 16, 2015 – Software Toolbox® announces an update of SLIK-DA V5.1 with UA.  This updated version of the Simple Language Independent Kit for Data Access servers (SLIK-DA) has been released to address an OpenSSL libraries vulnerability that are used by the SLIK-DA Toolkit.

The OpenSSL team published vulnerabilities through its mailing channels on March 19, 2015. See http://www.openssl.org/news/vulnerabilities.html for complete list. Because the OPC UA ANSI C Stack can optionally use OpenSSL for PKI and crypto functions, we have chosen to update the OpenSSL libraries that SLIK-DA uses.

Current users of SLIK-DA are strongly recommended to upgrade to the new build that includes the necessary changes to remove the OpenSSL vulnerability.

SLIK-DA users who are on a current support and maintenance contract are eligible to upgrade for free. If you are not on support or own a V4 license and wish to upgrade, please Contact Software Toolbox

Full release notes for SLIK-DA 5.1 can be found at http://www.softwaretoolbox.com/quickfaq.asp?faqid=3244


Software Toolbox Announces Release of SLIK-DA Version 5.1 with UA

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 13, 2015Software Toolbox® announces the release of SLIK-DA V5.1 with UA.  This updated version of the Simple Language Independent Kit for Data Access servers (SLIK-DA) has been released with many improvements to the existing architecture.  The product has also been tested with and supports the latest operating systems and development environments such as Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2013.  Updated sample programs and tutorials for the latest development environments are also included.

SLIK-DA V5.1 enables developers to create custom OPC DA and UA servers using a very simple API that rids them of the headaches of dealing with complicated COM and OPC details.  Those OPC servers can be standalone applications or be OPC server interface functionality added to an existing software application which is the most common use of this toolkit.  Because the details of OPC DA and UA are abstracted into simple developer interfaces, development and testing time are drastically reduced which results in a faster time to market and a higher quality solution. 

“Even though OPC DA has been around since 1995, with the significant installed base of OPC DA clients in industry, we are still seeing companies needing to add OPC DA interfaces to their offerings,” said Colin Winchester, SLIK-DA Product Manager.  “With the growing adoption of the service oriented, firewall friendly OPC UA interface, the installed base of developers that used SLIK-DA to add OPC DA interfaces need to be making plans to support OPC UA.  SLIK-DA 5.1 with UA makes that a very easy process and we have videos and guides to help them speed their implementations”.

Existing users of SLIK-DA are encouraged to upgrade to this latest version to reap the benefits of the improved functionality and support for new OS and development technologies. 

Users who are on a current support and maintenance contract are eligible to upgrade for free. 

Users that are not on support or who own a V4 license and wish to upgrade, please Contact Software Toolbox

Full release notes for SLIK-DA 5.1 can be found at http://www.softwaretoolbox.com/quickfaq.asp?faqid=3244

Software Toolbox Enhances Custom OPC Server Toolkit Software
SLIK-DA Features Support for OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA)

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 13, 2011Software Toolbox® today announced the release of SLIK-DA V5 with UA. This updated version of the Simple Language Independent Kit for Data Access servers (SLIK-DA) now provides an effortless solution for adding an OPC Unified Architecture interface to custom applications in the latest development and operating environments.

The SLIK-DA 5 extends the user’s data exchange options by allowing them to create a custom OPC DA and UA server using a simple API that abstracts the complicated OPC and COM details from the developer. It allows the user to add OPC server capabilities to existing applications, or create an entirely new custom server implementation that can be as simple or complex as the user requires.

The SLIK-DA 5 continues its goal of providing a simple, yet flexible OPC server development toolkit that can be used in a variety of environments and languages. It expands support for all current operating systems, such as Windows 7 and 64-bit systems. It also allows users to take advantage of the latest in .NET technology, with support for the Visual Studio 2010 development environment. 

“The SLIK-DA 5 with UA is at the forefront of OPC technology. The main benefit of the new UA interface is that it allows users to connect servers and clients remotely without having to configure DCOM”, says Win Worrall, Brand Manager for the Software Toolbox Northern Dynamics products. “In addition, the unique benefit for current users of the old SLIK-DA 4 ActiveX is that they can expand their connectivity options to include OPC UA clients, without having to add a single line of code to their existing projects.”

The SLIK-DA 5 with UA is available for download or as an upgrade. Download Here.

For More Information about SLIK-DA with UA.

Contact Software Toolbox for additional information regarding upgrades of existing SLIK-DA 4 licenses.

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