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Press Releases from Softing Industrial Automation GmbH (15 total)

Easy Import of Symbols from Siemens TIA Portal

Haar, May, 13, 2015 – The new version of Softing's dataFEED OPC Suite supports the direct import of symbols from Siemens TIA Portal projects. The new dataFEED Exporter tool, which is now part of Softing's dataFEED OPC Suite (V 4.03) allows importing symbols from Siemens TIA Portal projects (version 13 or 13 SP1) for a direct OPC Namespace configuration. The OPC Client applications receive the information for symbolic addressing from

Complete PROFIBUS DP Slave in FPGA

Haar, April, 29, 2015 – Softing Industrial Automation is introducing a new PROFIBUS Slave subsystem that can be fully loaded into an FPGA. The solution consists of a VHDL-designed PROFIBUS controller and processor on which runs the entire protocol software. With Softing's new PROFIBUS Slave architecture, device developers can take advantage of a subsystem which is immediately executable, since the protocol software has already been ported to the processor. The integration

OPC UA – Product Development with Premium Support

Haar, April 16, 2015 – As per May 1st, 2015, Softing Industrial Automation adopts a service oriented model for its OPC UA .NET Development Toolkits. Softing's new offering combines a free license for the use of the OPC UA .NET Development Toolkits with a 3-year maintenance and support agreement which supersedes the previous fee-based license acquisition. The new model will come into force as per May 1st, 2015 and offers free-of-charge

FOUNDATION fieldbus Pre-Configuration with Standard Device Description

Haar, April, 23, 2015 – Softing Industrial Automation announces the availability of a new FOUNDATION™ fieldbus H1 Configuration Tool which is offered free-of-charge in combination with the company’s proven FFusb interface. Softing’s new FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 Configuration Tool uses standard device description files and is used together with Softing’s FFusb interface when field devices need to be replaced. The necessary pre-configuration with the correct device tag and the appropriate communication parameters

EtherNet/IP-to-PROFINET Gateway with PROFINET Controller Functionality

Haar 03/25/2015 – Softing Industrial Automation announces the release of the new FG-260 Fieldbus Gateway supporting direct connectivity of PROFINET devices to EtherNet/IP controllers. PROFINET machines with integrated PROFINET controller can be connected directly to EtherNet/IP controllers with the help of the FG-260 gateway and the I-Device functionality. According to Tobias Heilmaier, Product Manager Industrial Ethernet at Softing, the FG-260 is of particular interest to export-oriented machine manufacturers and system

PROFINET Diagnostics with Extended Functionality

Haar, 07/08/2014 - Softing Industrial Automation announces the release of new versions for the proven PROFINET diagnostics solutions TH SCOPE and TH LINK. Additional functionalities for the display of network topologies and for the performance and use of reference measurements make commissioning more efficient and effective, and allow the permanent monitoring of Ethernet-based networks, in particular PROFINET. The new version 1.5 of the TH SCOPE diagnostics software for PROFINET provides maintenance

Softing joins Ethernet Powerlink Standardization Organization

Softing Industrial Automation is a new member of the Ethernet Powerlink Standardization Group (EPSG). With this move, the company consistently demonstrates its commitment to Industrial Ethernet. Users of POWERLINK benefit from the availability and a rapidly growing number of devices and components with multivendor Industrial Ethernet. "Our intention is to play an active role in the establishment of the POWERLINK standard", says Softing Market Segment Manager Thomas Hilz. On the

Softing OPC UA .NET Development Toolkits V1.01 Support Historical Access

Softing releases Version 1.01 of its OPC UA .NET Development Toolkits, now supporting Historical Access. Both Client and Server Development Toolkits support all available Historical Access features allowing access to historical data (e.g. for calculating average temperatures over a given time). Softings OPC UA .NET Toolkits enable developers to build OPC UA clients and servers for moving data and information from the factory floor to the enterprise level in

Softing declares development of WiTECK-Stack completed

On behalf of WiTECK - the Wireless Industrial Technology Konsortium, Softing has developed a platform-independent WirelessHART stack which allows the implementation of WirelessHART on a variety of different hardware platforms while maintaining full interoperability with already deployed WirelessHART technologies. The stack was intensely tested with a variety of different system components and field instruments. Thus, the WiTECK’s goals for implementation - robustness, stability and interoperability – were fully achieved. The

PROFIdtm now included in Weidmüller´s WI-Manager

The new Version V2.11 of Softing’s PROFIBUS Communication Device Type Manager PROFIdtm is now included in the device management software WI-Manager from Weidmüller. When PROFIBUS Master-Interfaces from Softing are used, Weidmüller´s FDT frame application offers direct access to PROFIBUS devices providing a DTM. The installation of additional Software or other steps are not necessary. Time and effort for configuration, operation and inspection of PROFIBUS field devices are thus significantly reduced.

Softing launches OPC UA .NET Development Toolkits based on the Sample Code of th …

Softing has taken the OPC Foundation’s reference implementation and raised it to the level of a standard Softing OPC Development Toolkit. The Softing OPC UA .NET Development Toolkit, based on the OPC Foundation sample code, offers increased usability through an optimized application programming interface (API), improved documentation and additional sample projects. The Softing OPC UA .NET Development Toolkits V1.00 enable developers to build OPC UA clients and servers for moving data

Powerful CAN Interface with USB Access for OEM Applications

For the first time Softing is presenting its product “CANpro USB embedded” at the exhibition embedded world 2012. This powerful interface for accessing CAN and CANopen networks uses USB High Speed and provides high data throughput and very short reaction times. The CANpro USB embedded is specifically designed for embedded applications and therefore does not require a housing. The product is connected to the PC-internal USB port and mounted directly

WD-H - The Ideal Wireless Module for Process Automation

Softing’s WirelessHART Module WD-H is an ideal choice for integrating wireless data transmission into existing field devices allowing manufacturers to develop a new WirelessHART field device that covers all requirements of today’s process automation market. The WD-H teams proven hardware, based on standard components, with a fully tested protocol stack. The small form-factor enables device vendors to integrate this module into the majority of field devices available today. This module enables

OPC Easy Connect Suite 2.0 for Optimized OPC Communication

Softing Industrial Automation GmbH is pleased to announce the new version of the Softing OPC Easy Connect Suite, offering end users new and extended functionality for increased data exchange security and performance. The OPC Easy Connect Suite 2.0 includes the “OPC Tunnel” for barrier-free OPC communication between multiple OPC clients and servers. The new StoreAndForward functionality buffers the data if the connection is broken, and transmits it without data loss

New Version of OPC Classic Toolkit

Softing Industrial Automation GmbH, a world leading provider of conformant OPC development tools, announces the release of version 4.30 of its OPC Classic Toolkits as part of Softing's continuous product development. The toolkits are designed to allow the quick and easy development of fully compliant OPC clients and servers for DA (Data Access), AE (Alarms&Events) and XML-DA on Windows, Linux, and other operating systems. The new version supports Visual Studio