dataFEED OPC Suite

All-in-One Solution for OPC Communication and Big Data, IoT Cloud Connectivity

  • Access to Process and Diagnostic Data in Controllers of Leading Manufacturers, Including Siemens, Rockwell, B&R, Mitsubishi
  • Integration of Legacy OPC Classic Components and Applications into Modern “Industrie 4.0“ OPC UA Solutions
  • MQTT and REST Gateway for Integrating Production Data in IoT Cloud and Big Data Solutions, e.g. Microsoft IoT, IBM Watson IoT

Simple and Independent Access to Controller Data

  • Read and write access to data in controllers from leading manufacturers
  • Use without modifying control program
  • Easy integration of existing and new controllers into “Industrie 4.0“* solutions
  • Integration of non-OPC UA-capable components, such as Siemens S7 controllers, into OPC UA solutions
  • Cost savings through further use of already existing OPC Classic components
  • Gateway functionality for connecting controllers and components with integrated OPC UA Server to OPC Classic applications

Gateway to Big Data and IoT Clouds Solutions

  • Integration of automation devices in IoT cloud applications using MQTT Publisher functionality, e.g. in IBM Bluemix Cloud
  • State-of-the-art security by SSL/TLS support, including certificates

No Need for DCOM Configuration

  • Integration of automation devices via MQTT Publisher and REST Client functionality in IoT cloud applications, e.g. IBM Watson Cloud or Microsoft IoT Connected Factory
  • Easy integration of production data into NoSQL Big Data storage solutions such as MongoDB
  • State-of-the-art security by SSL/TLS support, including certificates

Easy Configuration

  • Modern, intuitive graphical user interface for fast OPC communication configuration
  • Use of smart hands-on defaults, setup wizards and drag-and-drop support
  • Time savings through effective and efficient configuration of distrubuted automation systems with many OPC UA and OPC Classic Servers

*“Industrie 4.0“ is a German government-driven initiative for implementing an industrial “Internet of Things”

Supported dataFEED Features OPC UA Server and Client, OPC Classic Server and Client, OPC Tunnel, MQTT, MindSphere and REST Connector,
Database Access (SQL/NoSQL), File Access, Data Exchange (in any direction between OPC UA and OPC Classic Servers or controllers), Filter, Optimizer, Concentrator, Bridge, Local Items (in any direction between OPC UA and OPC Classic Clients)
Supported Controllers Siemens SIMATIC S5, SIMATIC S7 (S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, S7-1500, including optimized blocks), LOGO! 8, PAC Counter and Siemens-compatible controllers like VIPA controllers
Rockwell SLC-500, PLC-5, ControlLogix and CompactLogix
Mitsubishi Melsec-Q Series with Ethernet interface card
B&R controllers with Ethernet interface
Modbus TCP-compatible controllers (Wago, Beckhoff, Phoenix, Schneider, etc.)
All controllers and devices with integrated OPC UA Server
Accessible Controller Data Inputs, outputs, data blocks, markers, timers, counters
Supported IoT Devices All devices with integrated MQTT Publisher
Supported OPC Specifications OPC Classic Data Access V1.0a, V2.05, V3.0, OPC Classic XML-DA V1.01,
OPC Alarms & Events V1.10, OPC Unified Architecture V1.02
Supported OPC UAFunctionality Data Access profile

TCP transport protocol using OPC UA binary coding

Security Methods: Basic256SSha256, Basic256

Authentication by user names and passwords including user certificate

Supported OPC Data Types VARIANT Data Types I1, UI1, I2, UI2, I4, UI4, R4, DATE, BSTR, BOOL and arrays (VT_Array) of these data types
Protocols for IoT Cloud Link MQTT Publisher:
MQTT Publisher V3.1.1, V3.1
QoS, Retain, Last Will and Testament
Security SSL/TLS including certificatesMindConnect:
Methoda: POST
Security: SSL including certificates, authentication via Shared Secret or RSAREST Client:
Methods: PUT, POST
Security SSL and user authentification including certificates
Supported Databases NoSQL databases, e.g. MongoDB, CouchDB
ODBC enabled databases, for example, Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2,
other NoSQL- and ODBC-enabled databases upon inquiry
Operation Mode Application (OutProc Server), Windows Service
Logging, Diagnostics Logging of OPC Calls and Notifications, OPC Data, OPC Tunnel frames, text file access, database access, configurable via integrated web server diagnostic interface
Supported Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry, Windows 10, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise,
Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
Licensing Runtime license per computer
Demo Version Full dataFEED OPC Suite, time limited to 72 hours – ( Limitation : 10 servers connections / 250 data items )
LRL-DY-134501 dataFEED OPC Suite, Version 4.01 and higher, including all supported PLC protocols, OPC UA support, access of any number of OPC Tunnel Clients, for simultaneous access to a total of up to 100 OPC UA Servers, OPC Servers and dataFEED OPC Tunnel Servers plus additional functionality like Database Access, File Access, Data Exchange, Optimizer, Concentrator and Bridge
HUA-DD-130001 USB Hardware Key for dataFEED OPC Suite, Version V4.01 and higher, replacing the standard Software Key

Scope of Delivery

Software dataFEED OPC Suite on CD-ROM
Documentation Manual in PDF format and Online Help in English and German

Additional Products and Services

100-1030-01 Training “OPC Server and Client in Practice”
GAA-DX-145111 dataFEED uaGate SI
GPL-CS-191000 echolink S7-compact


dataFEED OPC Server Siemens
OPC Classic Server (optional: OPC UA Server) for fast and easy access to process and diagnostic data in Siemens S5, S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200 and S7-1500 controllers as well as in Siemens compatible controllers
dataFEED OPC Server B&R
OPC Classic Server (optional: OPC UA Server) for fast and easy access to process and diagnostic data in B&R controllers
dataFEED OPC Server Modbus
OPC Classic Server (optional: OPC UA Server) for fast and easy access to process and diagnostic data in controllers providing a Modbus TCP interface, e.g. controllers from Wago, Schneider Electric or Phoenix Contact
dataFEED OPC Server Rockwell
OPC Classic Server (optional: OPC UA Server) for fast and easy access to process and diagnostic data in Rockwell (Allen-Bradley) CLX, SLC and PLC-5 controllers
dataFEED OPC Server Mitsubishi
OPC Classic Server (optional: OPC UA Server) for fast and easy access to process and diagnostic data in Mitsubishi Melsec-Q controllers


dataFEED OPC Tunnel OPC Tunnel for avoiding DCOM communication problems when using OPC Classic for communication between PCs
dataFEED REST Connector REST connectivity for data integration for IoT cloud solutions, support for OPC Classic and OPC UA (optional)
dataFEED MQTT Connector MQTT Publisher functionality for easy and efficient integration of production environments and its data in IoT (internet of Things) and Industrie 4.0* solutions
dataFEED OPC Organizer UA
OPC UA support for implementing Industrie 4.0. Allows using OPC UA (UA) for data exchange within an OPC Classic environment
dataFEED OPC Data Handler Data Handler extension for simple data exchange between controllers and OPC Servers as well as for storing process data in databases and files
dataFEED OPC Organizer Classic OPC Classic Client and OPC Classic Server, for extended OPC Classic communication functionality