Quick and Easy Implementation of Embedded OPC UA Servers
Softing announces the availability of version 1.20 of “uaToolkit Embedded”. With the new version, the toolkit now includes a UADP Subscriber. This makes it the only commercial OPC UA SDK on the market that allows the creation of a UADP Publisher and a UADP Subscriber.
Softing’s uaToolkit Embedded for implementing embedded OPC UA servers with client/server and publisher/subscriber communication, now includes a UADP Publisher with information model and a UADP Subscriber.
The toolkit has been certified in the OPC Foundation Compliance Lab for the Nano Embedded Device Server Profile, the Micro Embedded Device Server Profile, and the Embedded UA Server Profile. It also supports OPC UA Companion specifications with a tool to import OPC UA Nodesets.
"With the uaToolkit Embedded, we serve the increasing demand for the use of OPC UA in devices and low-end controllers”, says Thomas Rummel, Senior Vice President Engineering & Product Management at Softing Industrial Data Networks. “The toolkit has a low memory footprint as well as minimal requirements for computing power. This makes it particularly suitable in firmware development for sensors and field devices but also for use in control or I/O systems with limited resources. Meanwhile, there are more and more OPC UA Companion specifications for devices available. The VDMA alone started work on around 20 companion specifications in 2017 and 2018. And the new OPC UA FLC (Field Level Communication) initiative will also create more demand for embedded OPC UA over the next few years."