New Release of Wonderware DAServer Toolkit

30 June 2009

Wonderware United Kingdom, a division of SolutionsPT limited, announces Wonderware DAServer Toolkit 3.0, which gives customers and partners the capability to create, test and deliver custom interfaces to equipment.

The DAS Server Toolkit 3.0 enables users to develop customised connectivity solutions for Wonderware System Platform for instances where there is not a pre-existing protocol interface.

The toolkit is typically used by system providers that need to connect to proprietary devices when integrating new solutions with System Platform. System Platform provides a single, scalable software platform for the SCADA, supervisory HMI, MES and EMI software solutions needs of industrial automation and information personnel.

“We listen closely to the needs of our valuable ecosystem partners and they tell us that they need easier tools to accomplish their integration projects with minimum project overhead costs,” said Keith Jones, Wonderware marketing program manager. “This toolkit simplifies what once was a complex development project and now makes it an automated task. It allows developers to extend their Wonderware software solutions rapidly and with confidence. DAServers produced by this toolkit are OPC compliant, as well as offering rich integration into an industry standards-based, ArchestrA software infrastructure.”

Fully integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, the DAServer Toolkit 3.0 also offers wizards for creating new Ethernet protocol drivers, serial protocol drivers and an install utility that enables these components to be easily delivered and implemented where needed.

“The Microsoft Visual Studio development system is a comprehensive suite of tools designed to help software developers create innovative, next-generation applications,” said Chris Colyer, Microsoft global director of manufacturing operations strategies. “Microsoft and Wonderware offer technology tools to monitor, control and manage the plant floor as well as manufacturing control and execution systems. This new toolkit from Wonderware gives users an extra boost in productivity when creating industrial applications.”

The toolkit is designed to free users from the internal workings of the software system, and allow them to fully leverage the integration of custom-coded DAServers with Microsoft .NET technology. Microsoft .NET is a standards-based framework for creating data-oriented applications with high-end graphics that can be shared across multiple applications and platforms.

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