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OPC Router – Basic Module

The OPC Router is a unique software application that enables you to exchange data between MES, ERP, databases, PLCs and other systems and devices. The Basic module is the main component of the OPC Router. Depending on what systems you want to interconnect, you also need the corresponding plug-in module(s).
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Information

The OPC Router is a modular system that consists of the Basic module and plug-in modules. Your choice of plug-in modules depends on where from and where to you need to transfer data. A single OPC Router PC installation requires the Basic module and at least one plug-in module. You also need to purchase the Year 1 Support & Maintenance package for the first year. When it has expired or during the first year, you can purchase Support & Maintenance for subsequent years.

Basic Module of the OPC Router

The Basic module is the main component of the OPC Router. Depending on what systems you want to interconnect, you also need the corresponding plug-in module(s). The Basic module features:

  • A calculator for advanced mathematical functions
  • The capability of storing/using your own variables and defining your own constant values
  • Text replacement
  • Local communication with .XML/.JSON/.CSV files (read, write and delete operations)
  • A time trigger
  • C# scripting

Implementing the OPC Router

The OPC Router features drag & drop configuration, exemplary monitoring and extreme reliability, paving the way for your Industry 4.0.

Benefits of the OPC Router 

The OPC Router enables you to optimise and digitalise your production processes by interconnecting such systems as OPC UA, OPC DA, SAP, MES, ERP, SQL, MQTT, REST, SOAP, Excel, labellers and other systems and by exchanging data from them. 

  • The latest middleware with standard interfaces for data exchange
  • Data exchange between various OT and IT systems
  • Visualisation of all data transfers, plus visualisation of data being transferred
  • Easy, drag & drop configuration
  • Data can be written to or read from many popular databases
  • SAP-certified SAP plug-in

 

OPC Roter schema | FOXON

What Systems Does the OPC Router Interconnect?

The OPC Router can communicate with the following systems and protocols (i.e. can interconnect them):
  • OPC UA/DA
  • ERP SAP R3
  • ERP SAP HANA DB
  • ERP/MES systems via SOAP or OPC
  • Microsoft SQL Server databases
  • MySQL databases
  • Sqlite databases
  • Oracle databases
  • InfluxDB databases
  • MongoDB databases
  • Codebase / Foxpro databases
  • ODBC, Access and others
  • Euromap 63
  • Euromar 77
  • Heidenhain CNCs
  • Web services
  • MQTT
  • RESTful Web Services
  • XML XPath
  • JSON JPath
  • .NET Script
  • Telegram Bot
  • RFID AutoID OPC UA
  • Labellers
  • Generic barcode readers
  • Domino, Generic, Videojet, Wolke, Zebra and Windows printers
  • ThingWorx
  • E-mail
  • Excel
  • Charm EZ devices
  • And others

 

OPC Router Industry 4.0 software

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Software

NameTypeVersionSizeDescriptionDownload
OPC Router – Softwareexe4.27.5006.69303.19 MBInstallation file for such current OS systems as Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016

Manufacturer’s documentation

NameTypeVersionSizeDescriptionDownload
OPC Router – Manualpdfv4.252.68 MBUser guide (in English)
Interconnecting SAP with Other Systems in a Single Daypdf2020843.48 kBAn article about the benefits of using the OPC Router for interconnecting the SAP ERP with other devices and systems (in Czech language)
OPC Router – Case Study 1pdfv1.03.11 MBIIoT Management of Milk Collection Vehicles at Germany’s Largest Dairy Group
OPC Router – Case Study 2pdfv1.02.08 MBAutomated communication with the use of the SAP Plug-In – Herma GmbH
OPC Router – Case Study 3pdfv1.02.17 MBSeamless communication between labellers/printers and SAP – Auria Solutions GmbH
OPC Router – Case Study 4pdfv1.02.29 MBInterconnecting OPC Router with KEPServerEX and systems integration with the use of the OPC Plug-In – X-Rite

FOXON documentation

NameTypeVersionSizeDescriptionDownload
OPC Router – Brochurepdfv1.01.45 MBPromotional brochure (in Czech language)
OPC Router – User Guidepdfv1.01.29 MBInstallation, licencing, user interface and configuration (in Czech language)

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Add-on

Subscription Licensing

Subscription licensing is an alternative to perpetual licensing (i.e. the purchase of the Basic Module and individual plug-ins). It comes in three different plans.

As the initial investment is lower, acquiring and trying the OPC Router becomes easier.

Annual OPC Router subscription

Plan

Plain

Standard

Enterprice

Included

  • OPC Router's Basic module including:
    • Scripts
    • Calculator
    • XML Transfer / XPath
    • JSON transfer
    • CSV transfer
    • Time trigger / Cron trigger
    • Variables
    • Constants
    • Text replace
    • File transfer (not via network)
  • Support and maintenance for the period rented
  • Additional plug-in modules can be purchased anytime
  • OPC Router's Basic module
  • Support and maintenance for the period rented
  • standard plug-in modules, i.e.:
    • OPC UA / DA Client
    • OPC UA Server
    • Databases (InfluxDB, SQL Server, Oracle, ODBC, OLE, MySQL MS Access, SQLite, Codebase / Foxpro and MongoDB)
    • REST
    • MQTT
    • Excel
    • E-mail
    • Network File Access
    • RFID-AutoID (OPC UA)
    • Printer (Domino, Videojet, Generic, Wolke, Windows and Zebra)
    • Barcode Scanner
    • CHARM
    • Telegram Messenger
  • Additional plug-ins/add-ons can be purchased anytime (not included in the price)
  • Innovation Guarantee – any future Category 1 plug-ins will be included
Annual fee

230 EUR
+ more or less 60 % of basic price of plug-ins of your choice*

5900 EUR

9900 EUR


* According to Inray's current price list. Based on your choice of plug-ins, we will be happy to prepare a quote for you.

**Category 1 Plug-Ins

  • OPC UA Server
  • Databases (InfluxDB, SQL Server, Oracle, ODBC, OLE, MySQL MS Access, SQLite,
  • Codebase / Foxpro and MongoDB)
  • REST
  • MQTT
  • Excel
  • E-mail
  • Network File Access
  • RFID-AutoID (OPC UA)
  • Printer (Domino, Videojet, Generic, Wolke, Windows and Zebra)
  • Barcode Scanner
  • CHARM
  • Telegram Messenger

OPC Router & KEPServerEX

The OPC Router is ideal for those who already use KEPServerEX or other OPC servers in their projects because it can bring a new dimension to them. Both these platforms can exchange data via the OPC UA protocol. In terms of hierarchy, KEPServerEX is below the OPC Router because its biggest strength is its ability to collect data from disparate control systems and convert all the various data formats to a standardised protocol, in this case the OPC UA protocol.

Above KEPServerEX, you will find the OPC Router, which collects standardised data from KEPServerEX via the OPC UA and then converts it to the languages of such systems as MES/ERP, SAP / SAP HANA DB, databases, MQTT, printers, email and many others.


OPC Router a KEPServerEX schema | FOXON


One of the OPC Router's strengths is its ability to mathematically process data. This functionality is invaluable to those who make the right data ready through KEPServerEX and use higher systems only for visualisation (e.g. visualisations, reports and BI views).

When collecting data, it is important to use a standardised solution instead of countless communication interfaces, let alone purpose-built. Both OPC Router and KEPServerEX are excellent examples of standardised data collection and processing, with both of them supporting horizontal scalability (adding further data sources, for example machines) as well as vertical scalability (data sent to operators, production planners, the CEO, the cloud, etc.).

License Activation

The latest OPC Router 4.25 release does not only bring new capabilities, but also new licensing. From now on, all licenses have to be activated on the OPC Router license portal.

Licenses can be activated online or offline.

Online OPC Router Activation

If the computer that you want to activate OPC Router on has Internet access and thus access to the OPC Router license cloud portal, you can activate OPC Router online. Compared to offline activation, this option is faster.

Offline OPC Router Activation

If the computer that you want to activate OPC Router on does not have Internet access, the activation of your new license is a little more complicated.

To help you with your license activation, we have prepared a License Activation Guide for you. Click on the button below to download it in PDF format.

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FAQs

Where can I download the trial version and how does it work?

The trial version is available for download in our online shop.

It is a full-featured trial version, which means that all plug-ins and add-ons are available for you to try. As it is a 2-hour demo, after it has been running for 2 hours, for it to run for another 2 hours you simply have to restart the OPC Router.

Download OPC Router Trial Version


What is the Update & Support program for and why do I have to purchase it?

The Update & Support program is compulsory only during the first year of using the OPC Router. In subsequent years, it is optional.

With the Update & Support program, you are entitled to technical support, all released software updates and license recovery in the event of a computer/server failure (without this program you would lose your license).


How do I connect devices that do not support the OPC UA protocol (e.g. the S7-300) to the OPC Router?

The OPC Router does not enable you to read data from PLC systems deployed in production. For this purpose, you can use the KEPServerEX platform. After that, you connect KEPServerEX to the OPC Router – via the OPC UA protocol. For more information, please read this article on our blog.

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Try OPC Router for Free

Before you purchase the OPC Router, we recommend that you download and install the free 2-hour trial version. After it has been running for 2 hours, for it to run for another 2 hours simply restart the OPC Router.

Try OPC Router


If you would like to try the OPC Router for a longer period of time, we can provide you with the free trial version for up to 7 days. For more information, please contact our Technical Support.


Videos

How OPC Router Works | Data Connector from inray (in Czech)

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OPC Router | Exchanging Data between SIEMENS Simatic S-1500 and Ewon Flexy 205 Router (in Czech)OPC Router | How to Read Data from KEPServerEX / OPC UA and Mathematically Process It (in Czech)
OPC Router | How to Read Barcodes and Save Them (with Timestamps) to a Database (in Czech)
OPC Router – OPC to SAP (in English)Creating Telegram Bots (in English)
OPC Router – Industry 4.0 Software (in English)OPC Router – End-to-End Communication between Shop Floor and SAP ERP (in English)

System Requirements

Computer Performance

The OPC Router is a server application and thus needs to run on appropriate hardware. This hardware should meet the following requirements:
  • A multi-core processor
  • At least 4 GB RAM
  • Enough hard disk space (with RAID 5 technology)

Operating System

We recommend Microsoft Windows Server operating systems (see the list below). For testing purposes, you can also use Client operating systems (64-bit).

  • Windows Server 2008 x64
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
  • Windows Server 2012 x64
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 x64
  • Windows Server 2016 x64
  • Windows Server 2019 x64
  • Windows 7 x64
  • Windows 8 x64
  • Windows 8.1 x64
  • Windows 10 x64
  • Windows 10 IoT x64

OPC Servers Supported by the OPC Router

OPC servers in the OPC Router enable you to connect control systems and other devices via OPC UAOPC DA 4.0 or OPC XML.

If you would like to use the OPC server functionality, you need to purchase the OPC Module license.

Database Servers Supported by the OPC Router

Database servers are not part of the OPC Router installation. They need to be installed separately. The OPC Router supports these database systems:

  • MS SQL
  • Oracle
  • MySQL
  • MS Access
  • XML
  • ODBC-compliant databases
Database system plug-ins are not included in the Basic licence. They need to be purchased separately.

SAP Plug-In

The SAP Plug-In supports SAP systems 4.0b and newer. The SAP Log-on pad must be installed on the server that the OPC Router runs on.

The SAP Plug-In is not included in the Basic licence. It needs to be purchased separately.

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