PAC Project Professional

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Version: R10.3003
Updated: 12/22/2020

The PAC Project Software Suite from Opto 22 provides all the software you need for industrial automation, process control, building automation, remote monitoring, data acquisition, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications in any field. One of four components of the SNAP PAC System, PAC Project software is fully integrated with SNAP PAC controllers, brains, and I/O. See current release details in the PAC Project Readme

PAC Project Professional includes the following:

  • PAC Control Professional for developing control programs to run on SNAP PAC controllers. SNAP PAC R-series and S-series controllers are developer and IIoT ready with a built-in HTTP/HTTPS server and a RESTful API.
  • PAC Display Professional for creating HMIs for operators and technicians
  • PAC Manager for configuration and maintenance
  • OptoOPCServer for communication with OPC 2.0 clients
  • OptoDataLink for sharing SNAP PAC System data with databases
  • SoftPAC for running control programs on a software-based programmable automation controller (PAC) designed for PC-based control

This is a software product that includes complete documentation in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Controller-level Redundancy:

PAC Project Professional includes support for controller-level redundancy when used with identical SNAP PAC S-series controllers and the SNAP PAC Redundancy Option Kit (part number SNAP-PAC-ROK). To use controller redundancy, controller firmware R9.1b or higher is required.

NOTE: OptoOPCServer and OptoDataLink are also compatible with the following operating systems; however PAC Control, PAC Display, PAC Manager, and SoftPAC are not:

  • Windows Server® 2019*
  • Windows Server 2016*
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

* You must install .NET Framework 3.5 prior to installing PAC Project on Windows Server 2019 and 2016.

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 PAC Project Professional, 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.

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 Professional 
  • PAC Display Professional
  • OptoOPCServer
  • OptoDataLink
  • SoftPAC
  • PAC Manager
  • Tools (PAC Utilities)
  • EtherNet/IP Configurator