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EdgeXConnect is not an SDK. It is ready to install and use COTS OPC UA Server.

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EdgeXconnect

OPC UA is the global interoperability standard
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EdgeXConnectTM (EdgeX) is a configurable No-Code OPC UA Server that helps technology vendors and users quickly expose edge device data (PLC, DCS, Sensors, Equipment, Instruments, etc.) to other systems (SCADA, HMI, Historians and Analytics).

EdgeXConnect hides the complexity of OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) interoperability specification, supports existing industry information models (Companion Specifications), providing users a totally configurable, flexible and easily maintainable solution that control engineers can deploy quickly, lowering cost of deployment and ongoing maintenance.

Value & Benefits

  • Pre-Build 100% Configurable OPC UA Server – Ready to Deploy
  • Download, install, configure and run in less than 1 hour
  • Reduce time, cost and complexity of deploying OPC UA

Who can use EdgeXConnect?

Equipment OEMs who need to support popular industry standards (OPC UA, ISA-95, Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF), MTConnect, etc.) and the dozens of OPC UA Domain Specific Information Models/Companion Specifications.

End Users/System Integrators who need a ready-to- deploy OPC UA Server to interface and extract information from factory floor edge devices for their analytical systems, SCADA, HMI, Historians, Data Warehouses, etc.

Key Benefits

  • Expose Edge Device data through configuration – no software development required
    • Import and modify existing OPC UA Information Models, i.e. Companion Specifications, or create new ones
    • Configure the bindings between the OPC UA Information Model and the Edge Device data points
  • Library of Plug-In Adapters for common Edge Device protocols, e.g. Modbus, or create new ones
  • Runs on Windows and Linux (ARM, X86)

Who can benefit from EdgeXConnect?

  • Organizations that do not have the time, resources or budget to develop an OPC UA Server
  • Organizations that need to deploy (not develop) an OPC UA Server quickly
  • Organizations that are not equipped to develop, enhance, maintain or support an OPC UA Server long-term
  • Organizations that do not have a core competence in communications software

EdgeXConnect Components

  • EdgeXConnect– Studio
    • Create or import and modify existing OPC UA Information Models
    • Define Edge Devices and link the OPC UA Information to Device I/O
    • Runs on Windows or Linux
  • EdgeXConnect – Server
    • Ingest OPC UA Information Models and Edge Device Binding
    • Runs on Windows and Linux (ARM, X86)
    • Supports one or more Edge Device Protocols through plug-in Adapters
  • EdgeXConnect – Adapter
    • OPC UA
    • OPC Classic
    • Modbus RTU/TCP
  • EdgeXConnect Adapter SDK
    • Used by Developers to create new plug-in Adapters

EdgeXConnect is not an SDK. It is ready to install and use COTS OPC UA Server

EdgeXConnect Use Cases

EdgeXConnect solution architecture

EdgeX is designed to be deployed in two common scenarios.

1. Embedded On Edge platforms such as Instruments, PLCs and IO Systems
2. Edge Gateway On platforms, such as Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, or Windows/PC platforms that serve as a gateway for existing edge devices that support various legacy protocols.
OPC UA Features
  • Data Read
  • Data Write
  • Methods
System Requirements
  • ARM, X86
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 10 GB  Storage b TCP/IP Connectivity
Operating Systems
  • Windows
  • Linus (ARM, X86)
Adapters
  •  Modbus TCP/IP or RTU
  • OPC Classic Client/Server
  • OPC UA
  • MTC Connect Agent