OAS Platform Networking Features

Open Automation Software implements edge computing with a Distributed Network Architecture.

OAS Distributed Network Architecture

OAS Universal Data Connectors can be deployed in any configuration to achieve the highest performance, reliability, and flexibility in you network environment. You can aggregate data and logic in the cloud, take advantage of an Edge Computing architecture or combine features to meet your needs. In addition to these topics, learn more about real-world or Typical OAS Deployments here.

Platform Components

Universal Data Connector

The core of the OAS Platform, enabling data connectivity, server-to-server networking, and more

Data Historian

Log data in open format to MS SQL Server, Oracle, mySQL, PostgreSQL, InfluxDB, MongoDB, SQLite, MariaDB, Access, SQL Azure, Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, Google Firebase, and CSV files

Alarm Logging & Notification

Log events to open databases, and send notifications via SMS, email, and voicemail

Device & Data Connectors

Read and write data to Allen Bradley, Siemens, and Modbus devices, Universal Drivers, OPC, OPC UA, databases, Excel, and read MTConnect.

IoT Connectors

Connect to cloud-base IoT gateways such as AWS, Azure IoT Hub, Azure Event Hubs, Kafka, MQTT, and Sparkplug B

Visualization Tools

Build custom Visualizations, User Interfaces, HMIs and Dashboards for Windows, web, as well as native iOS and Android devices


Develop custom automation apps for Windows, web, and mobile devices. Integrate with .NET and REST APIs. Build custom integrated device drivers.

Networking Features

Provides the most robust, scalable, and reliable distributed networking platform for IIoT solutions

Features of OAS Distributed Network Architecture

All Open Automation Software products have OAS DNA built into the core communications.

  • Data is hosted right from the data source for best data accuracy.
  • Lightweight protocol with compressed data packets.
  • Secure transport utilizing encryption.
  • Data resolution down to 100 nanoseconds.
  • Data speed is extremely fast transferring multiple values in each packet.
  • Easy setup and allows unlimited redirects to get to the data source.

No Data Loss On Network Failure

By hosting data directly from the data source there is no data loss on a network failure.

  • All values are queued and delivered to each unique client on change.
  • Delivery verification and watchdogs for both clients and servers.
  • Data Logging and Alarm Logging with Store and Forward.
  • Data Logging can push over 1,000,000 records per network call.
  • Alarms are evaluated and processed at data source.
  • Trend values are processed and cached at data source.

OAS Distributed Network Architecture beats typical Cloud Architectures

When it comes to networking your critical IoT typical cloud architectures are simply not up to the task. Only Open Automation Software’s Distributed Network Architecture allows you to host your own live data with no data loss on network failure.

Network Feature


Typical Cloud

Accurate Live Data
No Data Loss on Network Failure
Small Compressed Packet Size
Open TCP Transport
WCF and/or REST
High Speed Throughput < 50 ms
Verification of Delivery of Data
Source to Destination
Data Resolution of 100 Nanoseconds
Encrypted Secure Data Packets
Fastest Communication Possible
No Database Required
Unlimited Data Usage
No Fees

A Complete Solution for All Networks

OAS has multiple network forwarding, redirect, and hosting solutions that can be used in any combination together to send and receive data through any corporate network securely, with our without the Internet.

Improve Existing Cloud Services

OAS networking can enhance the reliability and accuracy of your existing cloud network with the support of the following and thousands more.

  • Amazon Web Services
  • MQTT
  • Sparkplug B
  • Kafka
  • Windows Azure
  • AWS IoT Gateway
  • .NET Data Connector

Basic Networking with Static IP

Basic Networking

  • Client applications communicate directly to up to 10,000 remote services that have a fixed IP Address or registered domain name.
  • Live data is hosted directly on the Data Source Services, there is no data loss on network failure.

Live Data Cloud Networking with Dynamic IP

This free network feature turns any Windows laptop or server PC into a live data source with just a standard Internet connection.  No VPN is required. Host live and historical data on your own local hardware.

  • Client applications communicate through one or more Live Data Cloud services that have a fixed IP Address or registered domain name to up to 10,000 remote services.
  • The data source services do not need to have a fixed IP Address, just be able to reach the Live Data Cloud Servers that do have fixed IP addresses.
  • Live data is hosted directly on the Data Source Services, there is no data loss on network failure.
  • The Live Data Cloud feature is free to use on any self hosted Windows OS.

Unidirectional Network Gateway for Communication Diodes

The secure networking setup for critical data flows.

  • Client applications connect to to one or more servers on the receiving side of the communication diode.
  • The data servers do not need a static IP address. They broadcast a selective list of local and remote tag variables or all local tag values at an adjustable rate to one or more remote servers that do have a fixed IP address.
  • Each receiving server can receive data from multiple broadcasting servers providing a many to many network configuration.
  • This network feature will use more bandwidth than the other network features as it has to transfer all values at all times, but this can be reduced by selecting specific tag variables to broadcast.
  • This feature is typically by our nuclear power customers to transfer data one way to business applications, but recently adoptive by manufacturing companies and municipalities to eliminate the threat of a cyber attack.
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