OPC UA C++ SDK Development Toolkit
Fast development of OPC UA Servers and Clients for Linux with C++
The OPC UA C++ Development Toolkit enables fast integration of OPC Unified Architecture (UA) connectivity capabilities in Linux-based automation applications. It consists of a comprehensive set of libraries featuring a simple and documented programming interface, relevant example applications, along with test and simulation tools, allowing short time-to-market of OPC UA enabled programs.
Easy To Use Integration Interface – Faster Time-to-Market and Time-to-Revenue
- Development of OPC UA Servers and Clients for integrating OPC UA interfaces in Linux-based automation equipment
- Optimized Application Programming Interface (API) and easy to understand documentation
- Complementary how-to example applications, step by step tutorials, complex test and simulation clients and servers for a lean getting started with OPC UA development
- Applicable for time-critical control tasks as well as for complex automation projects
Proven Performance from Market Leader
- Access to more than 15 years of expertise in the OPC development toolkit business
- Technology incorporated in Softing’s state-of-the-art OPC Servers and Middleware products
- Efficient development of OPC UA Servers and Clients for moving data and information from factory floor to enterprise level
Complete Solution for All Customer Requirements
- Comprehensive set of building blocks offering encapsulated and easy-to-use functionality required for implementing OPC UA Servers and Clients
- Wide range of functionality, including Extended Security, Data Access, Complex Data, Eventing and Historical Access in C++ for Linux
- Integrated security concepts allowing safe remote data transfer actively addressing modern security threats
Reduced Total Technology Cost of Ownership (Development, Maintenance)
- OPC – Right out of the box – Up-to-date with OPC specifications
- Saving of up to two years of development effort, considerably reducing time-to-market
- Very fast way to 100% OPC compliance and proven interoperability
|OPC Specifications||Unified Architecture V1.04|
|OPC Roles||OPC UA Client, OPC UA Server|
|OPC UA Client Profiles||Core Characteristics, Data Access, Complex Data, Base Eventing, Methods, Audit, Historical Access, Alarms and Conditions, Query, Redundancy, Publisher, Subscriber|
|OPC UA Server Profiles||Core Characteristics, Data Access, Complex Data, Base Eventing, Methods, Audit, Historical Access, Alarms and Conditions, Publisher, Subscriber|
|OPC UA Transport||OPC UA TCP transport; UA Binary Encoding, UA Secure Conversation
HTTPS transport; UA Binary Encoding
UADP Publisher, UADP Subscriber
|OPC UA Security||Security policy: Aes128Sha256RsaOaep, Aes256Sha256RsaPss, Basic256Sha256/Basic256/Basic128Rsa15/None
Authentification: anonymous/user name and password/user certificate
Full compliance to OPC UA 1.04 specification
|Development Environment*||GCC (Version 4, 5, 6, 7)|
|Development Operating Systems*||Any Linux system
(tested on Ubuntu 14, 16, 18)
|Any Linux system
(The binary delivery includes: Linux PC platforms on Intel 32 and 64 Bit processors, ARMv6, 32 Bit)
|Compliance/Certification||OPC Foundation certification for Server, regularly tested at OPC Foundation interoperability workshops|
|Support Tools||Comprehensive programming examples and tutorials, complex test and simulation OPC UA Server and Client applications, generic technology test and demonstration Client and Server tools|
|Trial Version||Trial toolkit assemblies contain complete functionality. Limitation to 90-minute runtime period applies.
Trial version upgrades to unlimited functionality simply by using binary license activation key.
|Licensing||Trial and evaluation license, single seat developer license (binary and source code version)
Applications integrating licensed dataFEED OPC UA SDK libraries can be deployed in unlimited number of copies.
*Binary support for embedded systems is available on request and usually accompanied by a small integration project.
Please contact the Softing sales representative for requests of different compilers or operating system variants.
Known to work on several Linux distributions as well as on Solaris and QNX,, expected to be easily ported to other Unix-based platforms.
Drivers & Software
Manuals & Documentation:
Articles & White Papers
|LMA-DD-035131||Service and Support Contract for OPC UA C++ Client Toolkit for Linux, Binary Format, Minimum Duration 3 Years, Includes WRL-DD-035131, single seat developer license|
|WRL-DD-035131||OPC UA C++ Client Toolkit for Linux, Single Seat Developer License, Binary Format. Available only in combination with LMA-DD-035131|
|LMA-DD-035132||Service and Support Contract for OPC UA C++ Server Toolkit for Linux, Binary Format, Minimum Duration 3 Years, Includes WRL-DD-035132 license|
|WRL-DD-035132||OPC UA C++ Server Toolkit for Linux, Single Seat Developer License, Binary Format. Available only in combination with LMA-DD-035132|
|LMA-DD-035231||Service and Support Contract for OPC UA C++ Client Toolkit for Linux, Source Format, Minimum Duration 3 Years, Includes WQL-DD-035231 license|
|WQL-DD-035231||OPC UA C++ Client Toolkit for Linux, Single Seat Developer License, Source Format. Available only in combination with LMA-DD-035231|
|LMA-DD-035232||Service and Support Contract for OPC UA C++ Server Toolkit for Linux, Source Format, Minimum Duration 3 Years, Includes WQL-DD-035232 license|
|WQL-DD-035232||OPC UA C++ Server Toolkit for Linux, Single Seat Developer License, Source Format, Available only in combination with LMA-DD-035232|
|LEA-DD-030300||Site License extension for OPC Development Toolkits|
Scope of Delivery
|Software||Installation package on Softing OPC Toolkits DVD-ROM, installation package available for download|
|Support||Dedicated Support Team|
|Documentation||Reference Manual in English in CHM format as part of the installation package|
Additional Products and Services
|OPC-ENTW-TAG||OPC Engineering / Consulting / Compliance Assistance|
|TRA-OPC-UA||OPC UA Introductory Training for decision makers and technical leaders|
|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|
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