A free utility used to troubleshoot OPC client/server interoperability issues.
For integrators installing and configuring OPC, MatrikonOPC Sniffer is an objective
investigator for troubleshooting OPC client/server interoperability issues.
MatrikonOPC Sniffer does away with finger-pointing when OPC servers and clients
don't communicate properly. It seamlessly logs the activity between OPC servers
and clients to isolate interoperability issues and help
solve problems quickly and easily.
The creation of the OPC Foundation and the development of the OPC Specification
have been essential to the progress of the interface market in process
control industries to date. OPC provides a set of common interfaces for
communicating with diverse process-control devices.
Sometimes, however, small differences in the interpretation of the OPC specification
can lead to problems with interoperability between clients and servers. Even
with compliance testing and certification, a number of issues may still arise.
How it Works
MatrikonOPC Sniffer is a drop-in component that transparently logs all client/server
activity on standard OPC interfaces. This information is key to diagnosing,
pinpointing and resolving OPC compliance, compatibility and interoperability issues
in a non-biased and objective way.
The MatrikonOPC Sniffer is intended to be as simple as possible, both in terms of
design and use. Conceptually, the component "shims" in between the OPC client
and the OPC server to generate a log of detailed information about the
interactions between the two pieces of software. The uncomplicated design of
the OPC Sniffer allows it to perform this function transparently without
influencing the system's behavior or introducing new errors.
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Supported OPC Specifications:
OPC DA (OPC Data Access) 1.0a
OPC DA (OPC Data Access) 2.0
OPC DA (OPC Data Access) 2.05a