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Software Toolbox Rolls Out TOP Server Version 5.15

July 25, 2014

Software Toolbox said it has released TOP Server Version 5.15, with new features that are especially relevant for users in the manufacturing, building automation, and energy management sectors.

According to a release from the Company, powered by Kepware, TOP Server is Software Toolbox's OPC and native HMI device connectivity software application, offering more than 130 different device drivers and plug-ins. TOP Server Version 5.15 expands the Omron Suite with the new Omron NJ Ethernet driver. The Omron NJ Ethernet driver utilizes the EtherNet/IP protocol for communications with Omron's new Sysmac NJ series of controllers.

The driver includes features such as automatic tag generation which reduces user deployment time and cost by removing the need to configure tags in multiple systems; and support for routing through PLCs as a gateway to other PLC networks, which allows users to segment their Omron PLC networks as needed but still be able to access their data effectively.

"Continuous improvement by supporting the latest controller technology is important to many of our customers who stay on the cutting edge by adopting the latest process improvements available," said Kevin Rutherford, brand manager at Software Toolbox. "By supporting connectivity to the latest Omron controllers in this release, customers have the flexibility to implement innovative single architecture solutions like Omron's NJ Series platform and take advantage of improved speed, performance, and efficiency for myriad complex control applications, including logic, motion, vision, safety, robotics, and sensing."

In addition, TOP server Version 5.15 expands object support for the BACnet/IP Ethernet driver by providing access to the BACnet schedule and calendar objects in the BACnet devices. The settings on the calendar and scheduler objects are important for scheduling of building environmental control tasks in the building automation and energy management markets where BACnet is used extensively.

TOP Server Version 5.15 also brings updates to 28 other existing drivers and plug-ins, including SNMP driver AES encryption security enhancements, expanded addressing support to the Fisher ROC serial driver by adding support for Point Type 98, and performance enhancements for EFM Suite drivers.

More information and complete details:

www.toolboxopc.com

www.softwaretoolbox.com/html/topserver.html

www.softwaretoolbox.com

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