OptoOPCServer is a fast, efficient OPC 2.0-compliant server for exchanging data with Opto 22 groov EPIC and SNAP PAC Systems running PAC Control strategies, or with SNAP Ethernet-based I/O units (including groov RIO, SNAP PAC brains, and legacy Ethernet brains). OptoOPCServer integrates these systems with PCs on an Ethernet network running OPC clients such as Microsoft products, third-party packages, and custom applications you create with tools such as Visual C++.
OptoOPCServer is also strongly recommended for applications in which multiple PCs are running the same or different copies of PAC Display Basic or PAC Display Professional HMI projects.
OptoOPCServer is available separately or as part of the PAC Project Professional software suite.
This is a software product that includes documentation in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The download file includes other PAC Project software in addition to OptoOPCServer.
To find out if you can upgrade to this version for free, see the Opto 22 Software Upgrade Policy.
If you are using older (non-SNAP PAC) controllers or brains 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 OptoOPCServer, 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 OptoOPCServer.
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