Softing Industrial presents at Hannover Messe a new OPC UA embedded toolkit for the development of OPC UA servers on embedded systems. It is based on the ANSI C standard and features a low memory footprint as well as minimal requirements for computing power. This makes it particularly suitable not just in firmware development for sensors and field devices but also for use in control or I/O systems with limited resources. Users benefit from the utilization of predesigned and tested toolkit functions and can use these to significantly shorten the time-to-market of their development projects. The toolkit supports the OPC Foundation’s Nano Embedded Device Server Profile security features and publisher functionality from the UA v1.04 (release candidate) specification. Support is also available for developing service functionality for client/server communication.
Hans-Werner Auberg, Managing Director, Softing Industrial: “By offering support for the OPC UA pub/sub model, the new embedded toolkit considerably extends the deployment options available for OPC UA in automation. This already applies for applications without stringent real-time requirements. But the development of TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking) as an underlying standard for time-deterministic Ethernet communication is now hinting at a wider range of interesting deployment options. Softing Industrial is at the cutting edge of developments here and aims to make OPC UA also usable with pub/sub functionality in automation.”