OptoDataLink, part of the PAC Project Professional Software Suite, provides data exchange between groov EPIC
processors or the SNAP PAC
System and popular databases such as Microsoft®
SQL Server, Microsoft Access, and MySQL. OptoDataLink connects your control system with the tools used for making business decisions.
OptoDataLink is compatible with groov EPIC
but may not be needed because the advanced groov
EPIC system includes multiple data exchange methods.
OptoDataLink transparently provides multiple connections for exchanging data. The data elements you created when programming your PAC Control strategy, such as I/O points and variables, are automatically available for use in OptoDataLink. Simply choose data elements from the list and use OptoDataLink’s configuration tool to link the data source and the data destination.
OptoDataLink is available separately or as part of PAC Project Professional
. Either way you purchase it, complete documentation in Adobe PDF format is included with your download.
To find out if you can upgrade to this version for free, see the Opto 22 Software Upgrade Policy
If you are using older controllers or brains (not groov
RIO, or SNAP PAC) with PAC Project, see the SNAP PAC System Migration Technical Note
(form 1688) for important information.
All PAC Project software, both Basic and Professional, is in one single download.
You can install the Basic version right away to get started. To install OptoDataLink, first purchase the software, and then contact Opto 22 to confirm your purchase and receive your password. More about purchasing software and getting a password
When you have your password, download and run the installer file. Choose PAC Project Professional and enter your password for OptoDataLink.
The following applications are installed by default. If you don't want them all, when prompted during the installation process, uncheck the ones you don't want.
- PAC Control Basic
- PAC Display Basic
- PAC Manager (used only with SNAP PAC controllers and I/O units)
- Tools (PAC Utilities)
- EtherNet/IP Configurator