|SNMP Suite TOP Server OPC Server Suite - 1-15 Device License||
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|Includes:||License to use the server and drivers in this suite on a single computer with no artificial limits on number of connected client applications and limits as described in the item name and description on number of devices or tags. Includes 1 year of email/phone support and upgrades.|
This product is intended for use with applications such as HMIs that support OPC, FastDDE, SuiteLink, AdvancedDDE and DDE to connect them to up to 15 devices that use the SNMP Protocol.
This license provides connectivity to up to 15 SNMP enabled devices. Licenses are available for an unlimited number of slave devices
Do you need to connect SNMP Network Masters on your network to your process data? You need the TOP Server SNMP Agent Plug-In instead. Click here for details
The SNMP Suite provides automation systems with a timely view of the health of their Ethernet network devices, the overall Ethernet network traffic volume and overall Ethernet network status from within their HMI or controls environment. Automation professionals can now reliably incorporate the status of Hubs, Routers, Switches, PCs/Servers, UPS devices, and other Managed or Unmanaged devices directly into their automation systems.
SNMP Managed Devices
The driver works with a broad range of SNMP Managed devices such as:
Unmanaged Device Monitoring
Not all Ethernet network devices are SNMP managed. To help monitor any system from within your HMI, the SNMP suite contains a Ping driver which automatically generates OPC tags for each Unmanaged device defined. These "heartbeat" and "response time" tags provide a standardized and reliable way to monitor all devices in the Ethernet network.
Runtime Management of Device Polling
The SNMP suite supports Device Auto-Demotion for Managed or Unmanaged devices. Users can adjust Auto-Demotion parameters to allow drivers to temporarily place a device off-scan in the event that it is not responding. This allows the driver to continue to optimize its communications with other available devices on the same channel as well as notify the client application of the event. A new ScanFloor device property provides robust polling control when the control application can not tolerate a one size fits all approach to network device polls. An additional benefit of the ScanFloor setting is its ability to handle devices independently especially when Agent loading is a concern. _System tags expose Auto-Demotion and ScanFloor tags to any HMI or control application of your choosing.
Specific Driver Features
The SNMP Suite provides valuable insight into the performance of a variety of industrial control system networks. The controllers, software, and underlying control network make up a modern control system. The entire system can become unreliable without stable performance from all three components. With the SNMP Suite you can monitor and analyze your plant Ethernet-based network from within your existing HMI package and never have to rely on blind faith that the network is performing to specifications.
The SNMP driver also provides convenient "Specialty tags" to help users know more than the current value of a single polled OID. The tags include: History tags, Events tags, Table Offsets, and ScanFloor tags.
SNMP devices are typically scanned at much slower rates than other controls equipment. Scanning an SNMP device too quickly may result in degraded device performance. The Scan Rate Floor has been added to prevent users from inadvertently overloading Agent/devices with read requests in the order of milliseconds.
The Scan Rate Floor is the minimum rate to scan SNMP devices. The default is 1000 milliseconds. When set (to a non-zero value) the SNMP driver will never scan the remote device more often than the specified scan rate. Note that an OPC client can still poll the server and obtain the last read value at a much faster OPC Group Update Rate. Finally, the ´Lock´ option will lock the Scan Rate for this device to the given value. When Locked, the driver will always poll at the Scan Rate setting regardless of OPC client update rates that are below or above this rate.
SNMP Traps Support
Many SNMP-manageable devices can be configured to send unsolicited data to network management software systems such as iSNMP. By configuring an SNMP device to send data without being "polled" such as when a critical system tag goes into an unfavorable state, you can reduce the need for "polling" the network device. The SNMP driver supports receiving SNMP Trap data via Events tags as well as through defined Trap OIDs.
Auto Device Discovery
Both the SNMP driver (for managed devices) and the Ping driver (for unmanaged devices) now support Auto Device Discovery. By specifying a desired range of IP Addresses and certain other parameters such as port number, protocol and community, these drivers can discover devices on your network and add them to your channel, speeding your configuration time dramatically.
Includes support for Wonderware FastDDE AND Suitelink! - More
This communications driver is a member of the TOP Server family of products and shares a number of powerful features in common with all of the products in the TOP Server family. The TOP Server family represents the latest in client-server communications technology for connecting HMI, Historian, Database, and other applications to plant floor equipment.
Broad OPC Technology Support
This level of OPC support gives you the choice of the widest range of OPC client applications. The TOP Server is continuously tested with the most popular OPC client applications on the market to insure ease of use, integration, and reliability, including popular names as Wonderware, Siemens WinCC, Intellution, Iconics, Cimplicity, RSView and more.
Full Support for Wonderware SuiteLink and FastDDE
Intellution NIO/PDB native interface supported - no OPC Power Tool needed!
Legacy Support for DDE
Other Key Features in the TOP Server
Runtime Configuration Changes A very unique feature to this product is the ability to change your configuration while the server is running and has clients connected. The connected client application has access to an expansive group of system tags that allow the client to request the TOP Server to change a number of different settings at runtime.
Online Full Time The TOP Server allows you to make changes to your tag database configuration at any time. In older versions, you could be online, but not add tags, or be offline to add tags but not read data. With the TOP Server you make changes when you need to, on the fly.
User Management With powerful features such as online changes, you want to make sure you manage who is allowed to make certain changes. The User Manager in the TOP Server lets you define what different people can change and update in the servers' configuration.
Security Policies Plug-in Aside from standard user management, the included Security Policies plug-in for TOP Server provides even further granular control of access by users with respect to what changes can and cannot be made by certain users, including all the way down to the individual channel, device and even tag level. You must be using an OPC UA client application in order to benefit from this plug in as the OPC UA standard supports passing OPC UA authentication.
Tag Management You want to organize your tag database around your process. With the TOP Server we've taken full advantage of OPC grouping capabilities to let you segregate and organize your tags the way you want them. Drag and Drop configuration lets you quickly move, add, copy large numbers of tags quickly and easily. CSV (Ascii comma-delimited) format import and export lets you bring in your tags from an Excel worksheet or export them, edit them in bulk and bring them back in.
Tag Scaling Display your data in units that are meaningful to you. The TOP Server supports Linear and Square Root tag scaling. You define the display format and the engineering units display string to meet your needs.
Diagnostics The TOP Server family of communications products provides real-time OPC diagnostics for all tag read/write operations between TOP Server and your OPC clients (DA and UA) to keep tabs on what is going on in the server. For those tough to debug communications problems, you can turn on our communication diagnostics and capture protocol packets off to disk to find out what is really happening between the computer and the hardware device.
Redundancy The TOP Server includes a Media-Level Redundancy plug-in at no additional cost (simply select it from the list of available option while installing TOP Server). Easily configure redundant paths for redundant devices and redundant communication connections to the same device as part of your device configurations in TOP Server. Automatic failover handling is flexible, with multiple options for how to trigger a failover.
Other Powerful Features in the TOP Server include: