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Article | June 30, 2010
Inductive Automation: Driver collects data
The addition of a free TCP/UDP driver to Ignition software version 7.1 from Inductive Automation. provides an elegant, cost-effective mechanism to collect data from bar-code scanners, weigh scales, analytical equipment and other similar devices.
Using this free driver, connection to a bar-code scanner, for example, can be done in minutes. From there the data is parsed by the driver and exposed via Inductive Automation’s free OPC-UA server to the rest of Ignition or 3rd party OPC-UA clients. This means that the data could be handled by the Ignition SQL Bridge module for data-logging or redistribution to one or more PLCs in near real time. May be used by the Ignition Vision module to display this information in SCADA clients.
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