System Components Creating Solutions
The power packed OPC server and client solutions that we provide are comprised of one or more components each of which may be part of a system that forms the solution. Each component can operate independently in various applications, but may be tied together as part of a solution. OPC servers, OPC clients, various other components or modules, and a center hub all function as part of the system that allows your data to be extracted, combined, manipulated, displayed, and archived to a database. While many customers' solutions require all of these components, many others require only one or two. For example, a piece of hardware may be operating in isolation as an island, and data from that hardware is unavailable anywhere else. By linking an OPC server with that hardware, the data acquired by that hardware can now be accessed elsewhere in your plant and used however you desire.
One of the trends in recent years has been to share data between dissimilar systems, and a problem that OPC has sought to solve is bridging the disparity amongst manufacturers' methods by which data is made available. By creating a standard through which data is shared (made available by an OPC server, retrieved by an OPC client), the details of accessing the data are left to the OPC server rather than to customizing a proprietary monitoring or SCADA system which can be expensive. Our power packed OPC server and client solutions address these needs by providing numerous methods through which data can be acquired, shared and more.