Horizontal and vertical integration of the various assets in a typical manufacturing facility is rapidly being pursued. From the plant floor to the enterprise layer, devices/equipment and systems are getting interconnected. It is no surprise that OPC is one of the most common protocol for industrial interconnectivity. As the number of communication layers increases, so does the number of OPC end points in a typical industrial landscape. It is here where the concept of aggregation servers helps.
An OPC UA Aggregation server aggregates data from a variety of OPC data sources like OPC DA/UA/HDA/AE Server. These servers present data that they collect from various sources to the OPC Client applications as a singular data. Utthunga’s OPC UA aggregation server integrates data as a single source that is compatible with client applications like ERP, MES, HMI, SCADA, Mobile, Big Data, Enterprise Asset Management, analytics, and IoT platforms.
Why are OPC Aggregator Servers Required for Industries?
Industries need to have seamless vertical and horizontal communication between the various hierarchical levels. This leads to a proliferation of OPC servers spread in various points in a manufacturing facility, and possibly also with a geographical spread. OPC Clients that consume this data for various purposes may have to establish separate connections to each server, which often leads to high license costs and maintenance headaches. An aggregation server, as the name suggests, aggregates the OPC data hub from various OPC servers and exposes data as a single end point to the end clients. The aggregation server can also assume additional functions to do calculations and optimizations on the data it is collecting, hence leading to increased performance for the end clients.
OPC UA Aggregation Server Provided by Utthunga
Utthunga’s uOPC Aggregation Server integrates OPC UA servers and other OPC data hub sources like OPC UA, DA, HDA, A&E. It supports OPC DA (v1.0, 2.0 and 3.0), OPC AE 1.0, OPC HDA 1.0, and OPC UA 1.02. With Utthunga’s OPC UA Aggregation Server, you get the best-in-class solution.
We offer high security and better networking capabilities. uOPC UA Aggregation server integrates OPC DA/UA into a OPC data hub and facilitates server to server communication, improves redundancy making your industrial automation system efficient.
Highlights uOPC UA Aggregation server:
- Southbound OPC data sources: OPC UA, DA, HDA, A&E
- User Access on underlying OPC Aggregator Servers
- Security is provided via data signing & encryption along with user authentication & authorization
Target OS: Windows 7 (32Bit/64Bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32Bit/64Bit), Windows 10 (32 bit/64 bit), Windows Server 2008 RS2 (32Bit/64Bit), Windows Server 2012 RS2 (32Bit/64Bit)
Why opt for OPC UA Aggregation Server from Utthunga?
With our OPC UA aggregation server, you leverage the best of data interoperability, which is crucial for a successful industrial automation system. A team of experienced professionals skilled in the latest communication and networking technologies provide our top-notch OPC services.
Integrating our OPC UA aggregation server, you can be assured of
A reduction of load on OPC UA Client application
Multiple data sources can be used as a single connection
Easy accessibility and control on multiple OPC Servers
Reduced license costs for accessing data through a single client connection
1. Can OPC Servers communicate with each other and share information?
Technically yes. Having said that, the OPC UA Server shall have OPC UA Client as a driver and aggregates one or more OPC UA Server and entire information can be seen in one centralized OPC UA Server.