Device and Data Connectors

The OAS Platform includes connectors to achieve direct communications to Allen Bradley and Siemens PLCs, as well as Modbus devices, MTConnect data streams, Classic OPC and OPC UA data sources, open database, and more. There is no better or flexible way to connect to your data and to provide it to unlimited endpoints or integrations.

Product Overview

The OAS Platform provides rapid communications and connectivity to a wide variety of PLCs, devices, and databases.

Direct connectivity to Allen Bradley, Siemens, and Modbus devices allow for the highest performance and reliability. When using other controllers, OAS provides connectivity through any OPC server.

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, 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, and Excel. Read MTConnect.

IoT Connectors

Connect to cloud-base IoT gateways such as AWS, Azure IoT, and MQTT Brokers

Visualization Tools

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

SDKs & APIs

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

Virtually all supported Data Sources can also be connected as a Data Destination.

The OAS Platforms functions as a IoT Gateway and protocol bus, moving data between different devices, databases, applications, and IoT services. For example, you can move data from an Allen Bradley PLC to a Siemens PLC. Or from a PLC to a Database. Or from a Database into a visualization. Or from any source, data can be transformed into Trends, or monitored to trigger Alarms. Once connected, data moves within the OAS Platform and can even be accessed programmatically through SDKs and APIs.

Device Connectors

Allen Bradley Connector 

Supports direct connections to controllers with ABLogix and ABClassic Driver Interfaces such as ControlLogix, CompactLogix, GuardLogix, and Micro800 with the ABLogix driver, and MicroLogix, SLC 500, and PLC-5 with the ABClassic driver

Siemens Connector 

Connect directly to Siemens controllers with the built in Siemens Driver Interfaces which support communications over Ethernet to S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, and S7-1500

Modbus Connector 

Connect directly to Modbus slave devices with the built in Modbus Driver Interface which supports communications over Ethernet and Serial interfaces with Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, and Modbus ASCII protocols

MTConnect 

Automated setup from MTConnect enabled devices. Receive live data from defined MTConnect data streams.

OPTO Connector 

FREE driver which enables speed communications to OPTO 22 SNAP PAC controllers

OPC UA Connector 

The OPC UA connector provides connectivity between OPC, .NET, JSON, REST, Web, SCADA, and database applications

OPC Client Connector 

Enables unlimited local and remote OPC Clients to communicate with an OAS Service, allowing unlimited OPC Client connections while maintaining only one OPC connection to the local OPC Servers

Data Route 

Allows an OAS Service to write values from any Tag Parameter to an OPC Item in an OPC Server, simplifying remote networking by installing the OAS Service at each OPC Server system.

Universal Driver Interface

Create your own communication drivers using C# or VB.NET and define custom interface and tag properties. This SDK is easy to use and deploy and free of charge to develop unlimited numbers of drivers.

Data Connectors

OAS Recipe

The OAS Recipe product provides data transfer from databases. The database providers can be SQL Server, SQL Server Express, Access, Oracle, SQL Azure, mySQL, Cassandra, MongoDB, MariaDB, SQLite, Amazon Aurora, and Amazon RDS. OAS Recipe supports static or dynamic queries from other data sources such as device or operator input from your user interface.

Excel Connector 

The OAS Excel Connector product provides connectivity to Microsoft Excel Workbooks for both read and write functionality. The OAS Excel Connector can interface with Microsoft Excel 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003.

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