Yokogawa TOP Server OPC Server Suite

Part Number:   41233146-N  
Domestic Price:   US$1629
Availability:   In Stock - Ships in 0 to 1 days.
Delivery Method:   CD and/or Online Delivery (shipping costs apply)
Includes:   Perpetual License to use the server and drivers in this suite on a single computer with no artificial limits on number of devices, tags, or connected client applications. You own this license and it will continue to operate without payment of any other annual fees. Price shown includes 1 year of email/phone support and upgrades. If you want access to email & phone technical support after first year, you may renew maintenance, otherwise there are no hidden recurring fees.

This OPC server suite provides you with serial and Ethernet drivers to connect to Yokogawa DX100/200 Series, DXP Series, MX100, SMARTDAC+, GX and Darwin Series Data Acquisition Systems. Connect your OPC UA, DA and SuiteLink software applications to Yokogawa Data Acquisition systems with TOP Server.

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When you purchase this suite you get 10 powerful drivers supporting a wide range of Yokogawa Hardware:

Looking for connectivity to the Yokogawa YS1700? The Yokogawa YS1700 controllers replace the YS170 and communicate using Modbus TCP/IP Ethernet. Click here for details on configuring TOP Server to communicate with the YS1700.

Yokogawa GX Ethernet Driver

  • Supports connectivity to the Yokogawa SMARTDAC+ family of data recorders
  • Yokogawa GX series (GX10 / GX20), Yokogawa GP series (GP10 / GP20), Yokogawa GM series (GM10)
  • Supports reading tag values for: process values, alarms, channel configuration from I/O, math, and com channels (read only - writes not currently supported)
  • Supports /AS1 Security Option for user authentication with the device (changes to log-in settings require that no clients are connected to TOP Server)

Yokogawa CX Ethernet Driver

  • Ethernet Communications Module
  • CX1006, CX1206, CX2010, CX2020, CX2210, CX2220, CX2410, CX2420, CX2610, CX2620
  • Supports all system and configuration parameters

Yokogawa Darwin Ethernet Driver

  • Ethernet Communications Module
  • DA100-,1 DA100-2
  • DR131, DR231, DR232, DR241, DR242
  • DC100-1, DC100-2
  • Supports all system and configuration parameters

Yokogawa Darwin Serial Driver

  • RS-232 or RS-422/485 Communications module
  • Supports stations 1 to 31 in RS-422 mode
  • DA100-1, DA100-2
  • DR13-1, DR231, DR232, DR241, DR242
  • DC100-1, DC100-2
  • Supports all system and configuration parameters

Yokogawa DX Ethernet Driver

  • DX100 Series including DX102, DX104, DX106, DX112
  • DX200 Series including DX204 DX208 DX210 DX220 DX230
  • DX1000 Series including DX1002, DX1004, DX1006, DX1012
  • DX2000 Series including DX2004, DX2008, DX2010, DX2020, DX2030, DX2040, DX2048
  • MV100, 200
  • Access to all system parameters
  • AS1 Advanced Security Option Support

Yokogawa DX series Serial Driver

  • RS-232 or RS-422/485 communications modules
  • AX100
  • DX100 Series including DX102, DX104, DX106, DX112
  • DX200 Series including DX204 DX208 DX210 DX220 DX230
  • MV100, 200
  • Access to all system parameters

Yokogawa DXP Ethernet Driver

  • DXP100
  • DXP200
  • Controlled access to device parameters for compatibility with requirements of the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Read Only Access to all system parameters

Yokogawa HR2400 Serial Driver

  • RS-232 or RS-422/485 Communications Module
  • Supports stations 1 to 16 in RS-422 mode, 1-31 in RS-485 mode
  • HR2400 (10, 20 and 30 channels)
  • Supports all system and configuration parameters

Yokogawa MW100 Ethernet Driver

  • TCP/IP Ethernet Connections
  • For use with MW100 Model Devices
  • Automatic Tag Database Generation
  • Date and Time formatting options
  • Supports all system and configuration parameters

Yokogawa MX Ethernet Driver

  • TCP/IP Ethernet Connections
  • For use with MX100 Device Models
  • MX Style 3 Firmware Support
  • Stop MX on shutdown feature tells the device to stop measuring data when the driver shuts down.
  • Automatic Tag Database Generation.
  • Date and Time formatting options.

The ethernet drivers in this suite also support our NIC Selectability feature that lets you control and specify which network card to use in your PC when multiple cards are present. In addition to being a powerful device driver for Yokogawa series Data Acquisition systems, this suite of drivers supports Automatic Tag Database Generation, a powerful feature that is unique to this product.

The automatic OPC tag database generation features of KEPServerEX have been designed to make the setup of your OPC application a Plug and Play operation. For communication drivers that support this feature, you can configure them to automatically build a list of OPC tags within KEPServerEX that correspond to device specific data. The automatically generated OPC tags are then browsable from your OPC client. The OPC tags that are generated are dependent upon the nature of the supporting driver.

If the target device supports its own local tag database the driver will read the device´s tag information and use this data to generate OPC tags within KEPServerEX. If the device does not natively support its own named tags, the driver will create a list of tags based on information specific to the driver.

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
The TOP Server implements a wide range of OPC specifications, including OPC DA, OPC UA, OPC AE, OPC .NET and OPC HDA. Click here for full details of the current OPC Specifications and Versions Supported

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
The TOP Server's support of Wonderware SuiteLink simplifies the task of connecting the server with Wonderware applications such as InTouch, Historian and System Platform. By using the Wonderware connectivity toolkit, our TOP Server can simultaneously provide OPC and FastDDE/SuiteLink connectivity to address your communications needs (make sure to select this interface from the Native Client Interfaces when installing TOP Server). With built-in support of these Client/Server technologies, the TOP Server allows you to quickly access device data without the need to use an intermediary software bridge (i.e. OI Gateway, formerly known as FSGateway) as is done when using a strictly OPC only communications server. For Wonderware users, the familiar look and feel of FastDDE/SuiteLink tag database setup is maintained. Backwards compatibility for legacy DDE is also supported.

Intellution NIO/PDB native interface supported - no OPC Power Tool needed!
Direct connection to the iFix Process Database allows you to skip the OPC Power Tool. Enabling the iFix PDB interface in TOP Server under File | Project Properties allows TOP Server to appear as a native Intellution driver named "IDS" (make sure to select this interface from the Native Client Interfaces when installing TOP Server). Never before has connecting TOP Server to Intellution iFix been easier.

Legacy Support for DDE
While OPC has become the most common choice for communications drivers in the automation market, we realize that not everyone can replace their client software with the latest OPC technology. For this reason, TOP Server is one of the few OPC servers on the market to also simultaneously support Wonderware's FastDDE and Suitelink interfaces, Rockwell's AdvanceDDE and Microsoft's standard DDE interfaces for connecting the TOP Server to your client application. With the TOP Server, you can connect to your legacy DDE clients today and move smoothly to the world of OPC when you are ready and not have to worry about replacing or re-configuring the communications driver connecting you to your production machinery.

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:

  • OPC Tag Browsing
  • Modem support built-in for serial drivers
  • Ethernet encapsulation support built-in for most serial drivers
  • Auto-demotion (i.e. slow polling) support
  • Extensive help files and examples of how to use the TOP Server with popular OPC clients
  • Visual Basic OPC client sample code
  • 32-bit high performance multi-threaded drivers
  • Run as a Windows service for unattended operation
  • Works with any OPC client or DDE, AdvancedDDE client application
  • Works with Wonderware's FastDDE and SuiteLink interfaces
  • For details on additional functionality and optional features click here

Operating System Support:

Click for full details of current TOP Server Operating System Support and Specifications