DeviceXPlorer OPC Server

Takebishi DeviceXPlorer is the leading OPC server-based device that provides connectivity to over 100 vendors and to over 400 types of devices. ICONICS has partnered with the Takebishi Corporation to deliver Takebishi’s DeviceXPlorer OPC Server to customers globally.

About Takebishi’s DeviceXPlorer OPC Server

The DeviceXPlorer OPC Server is the leading global solution for OPC connectivity. It is available as a standalone installation for use in any OPC Client application and can be bundled with the ICONICS SCADA software suite.

DeviceXPlorer offers communication drivers for most vendor protocols used in control devices on the manufacturing floor such as PLCs, machine tools, and robots and is compatible with OPC UA (Unified Architecture), OPC DA (Data Access), and OPC AE (Alarms & Events), providing both high performance and ease of use. Advanced OPC Server features include onboard alarm generation and scripting.

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How DeviceXPlorer OPC Server Works with GENESIS64 SCADA Software

GENESIS64 SCADA software collects, visualizes, and analyzes real-time data from automation equipment such as PLCs and DCS controllers through the DeviceXPlorer OPC Server solution.​

Our solution features centralized management of DeviceXPlorer OPC Server data, delivering information modeling and advanced features such as redundancy.

GENESIS64 SCADA software offers the advantages of “OPC to the Core” and communicates with DeviceXPlorer OPC Server via OPC UA, OPC DA and OPC AE, depending on your application’s.

Manage Communications with Your Devices

Security, Reliability, Interoperability

DeviceXPlorer OPC Server features authentication and encryption that protect important and sensitive data and ensure reliable data transfers. Interoperability with a multitude of disparate devices allows connection to all of your potential data sources.

Easy Configuration

Communicate with, manage, and monitor your automation equipment through one streamlined interface.

Available in Multiple Languages

Includes Japanese, English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean. 

Automation Protocols to Over 100 Vendors and Over 400 Types of Devices

The DeviceXPlorer OPC Server provides OPC Server functionality (OPC UA, OPC DA and AE) and a single-install solution for accessing any device from OPC Client software.

The DeviceXPlorer OPC Server supports communication with a wide range of devices including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Robots, CNCs, Analysis Instruments, Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Machine Tools, Barcode Readers, and Sensors.

Applications are in leading manufacturing and process markets including Automotive, Aerospace, Water, Wastewater, Life Sciences – Pharmaceutical and Biotech, Building Automation, Oil and Gas – Upstream and Downstream, Power Generation and Distribution, Utilities Distribution, and many more.

Compatible Devices Include:

  • AZBIL CPL
  • BACnet
  • COGNEX BCR
  • DDE CLIENT
  • DNP3
  • DPRNT
  • DxpLink CLIENT
  • EtherNet/IP
  • FANUC CNC
  • FUJI MICREX
  • GE PLC
  • HITACHI HIDIC
  • IAI CONTROLLER
  • IEC60870-5-104
  • IEC61850 MMS Client
  • JCC AE Sensor
  • JTEKT TOYOPUC
  • KAWASAKI ROBOT
  • KEYENCE BCR
  • KEYENCE KV
  • LSIS XGT
  • MARS TOHKEN BCR
  • MITSUBISHI CNC
  • MITSUBISHI ECO
  • MITSUBISHI EDM
  • MITSUBISHI GOT
  • MITSUBISHI MELSEC
  • MITSUBISHI RFID
  • MODBUS
  • MODBUS/TCP Server
  • MTConnect
  • ODBC CLIENT
  • OMRON RFID
  • OMRON SYSMAC
  • OPC DA CLIENT
  • OPC UA CLIENT
  • OPC UA SUBSCRIBER
  • PANASONIC FP
  • ROCKWELL AB
  • SAIA PCD
  • SHARED MEMORY
  • SHARP SATELLITE
  • SHIBAURA MACHINE
  • SIEMENS SIMATIC
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries - Molding Machine
  • The Japan Steel Works - Molding Machine
  • TOSHIBA PLC
  • YAMAHA ROBOT
  • YASKAWA MP
  • YASKAWA ROBOT
  • YOKOGAWA FA-M3
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DeviceXPlorer OPC Server: Editions

Choose between three editions of DeviceXPlorer OPC Server both versions support OPC UA and have licensing and installation integrated with the ICONICS Suite.

Single (SG)

Supports one single vendor with multiple controller device and protocol types, up to 255 concurrent connections

Multi (MT)

Supports ALL vendors with ALL controller device and protocol types, up to 255 concurrent connections

Professional (PR)

Supports OPC UA (Historical Access, Alarm and Condition) server interfaces, IoT (MQTT Pub/Sub Client, HTTP Client) interfaces and device communication with controllers and protocol types from all vendors.

DeviceXPlorer OPC Server Free Trial and Documentation

See for yourself how powerful and easy DeviceXPlorer is easy to use. All drivers are included, and the installation offers a 3-hour demonstration mode. Read our User Guides (available in two versions, Server Edition and PLC Communication Edition) which describe the Server features and benefits, and those of each communications driver.

Current Release: Version 7.3.1

Get the latest release of DeviceXPlorer for trial.

Legacy Version: Version 6.8.0

For legacy users of DeviceXPlorer v6.X, download the latest stable release for trial.

Get Started with DeviceXPlorer OPC Server

How to Buy

DeviceXPlorer OPC Server can be purchased and licensed through ICONICS, and uses the same License Utility as GENESIS64.

Training Videos

Check out our online training videos to learn about how to set up DeviceXPlorer OPC Server and connect to various devices.

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Takebishi OPC Server - Frequently Asked Questions

Technical Features and Benefits of DeviceXPlorer OPC Server:

  1. How does DeviceXPlorer OPC Server compare with other market offerings? >

    DeviceXPlorer OPC Server is a complete offering with all protocols installed, feeding information through a common OPC Server to all Client connections. The closest comparable OPC Server is that of Kepware, the KEPServerEX OPC Server. DeviceXPlorer offers several competitive advantages including performance – up to 2X better throughput in some cases, support for scripting and alarming (with an OPC Standard interfaces) in the OPC Server (not an add-on), a bundle of all protocols, and a significantly lower cost. Other competitors include Matrikon and Softing.

    DeviceXPlorer offers a three-hour demo mode and a free trial download.

  2. Can I import configurations from other OPC Servers? >

    Yes, there is a general-purpose CSV file Importer, and an importer specifically designed to handle conversions from KEPServerEX. This is a very powerful feature for doing mass development and large-scale changes through export and import features.

  3. What are the Client Connections available in DeviceXPlorer OPC Server? >

    The DeviceXPlorer OPC Server supports OPC DA, OPC AE, OPC UA, HTTP, MODBUS/TCP, Wonderware InTouch “SuiteLink”. These connections may be used in any combination.

  4. The DeviceXPlorer OPC Server supports Scripting. What is that? >

    One of the most common Scripting languages embedded into automation products is called Lua. Lua is a lightweight, fast, and powerful scripting language. Lua is known for its simplicity and ease of use. It has a small footprint, meaning it can be easily embedded in applications without taking up too much space. With its versatility and efficiency, Lua has become an indispensable tool for developers looking to build robust and efficient applications. Information can be found at www.LUA.org. This scripting function is used for data processing, log output, file input/output and integration with external applications and so on.

  5. The DeviceXPlorer OPC Server supports Alarming. How does that work? >

    Alarms may be applied to any DeviceXPlorer tag. These include 4 level alarms and a rate of change alarm, with priorities and a message, conforming to the OPC A&E specifications. DeviceXPlorer OPC Server notifies GENESIS64 of alarm information when errors and events occur.

  6. Does DeviceXPlorer OPC Server support 64-Bit? >

    Yes, and this can be a significant benefit in larger and more demanding applications. DeviceXPlorer OPC Server is delivered with two installations, the 32-Bit and the 64-Bit. In larger applications, the 64-Bit version of DeviceXPlorer OPC Server will be more appropriate due to the larger memory space it can address directly. This will lead to greater performance.

    However, due to the system requirements of the communication library, some communication drivers are provided only in 32-Bit versions. Please make sure to check the requirements of the driver you intend to use in advance before installation.

  7. Can I use DeviceXPlorer OPC Server in a Redundant configuration? >

    Yes, it is common to use DeviceXPlorer OPC Server in redundancy applications. It requires a SCADA client that has that functionality built in, to switch from one OPC Server (primary) to a backup (Secondary). The ICONICS GENESIS64 does offer that as a standard feature. In this case, two licenses for DeviceXPlorer OPC Server are required. Read more about Redundancy here.

  8. What is the support for Mitsubishi Electric products? >

    There is extensive support for Mitsubishi Electric products. Please review the documentation for the latest details. Support exists for PLCs, CNCs, EDMs (Electrical Discharge Machines) and many more. Support is available for both SLMP protocol directly and connectivity through the Mitsubishi Electric EZSocket interface libraries. There is no better third-party driver for Mitsubishi Electric products than DeviceXPlorer OPC Server.

Purchasing and Using DeviceXPlorer OPC Server:

  1. Can I use the test configurations I create in Demo Mode, in a real application? >

    Yes, there is no difference between the Demo Mode configuration and the fully licensed configuration. Once a license is applied, the configuration in DeviceXPlorer OPC Server is operational beyond the 3-hour demo period. Every DeviceXPlorer OPC Server includes both the Runtime and the Configuration environment.

  2. How easy is it to learn DeviceXPlorer OPC Server? >

    Very easy. If you have used other OPC Servers, you will be impressed with the straightforward user interface and logical setup of DeviceXPlorer OPC Server. There are a number of training and demonstration videos available on the ICONICS Youtube Channel and on the ICONICS Institute website.

  3. How does licensing work? >

    The Licensing of DeviceXPlorer OPC Server is very simple and straight forward. The License solution supports three types of functionality; Hardware USB Dongle, Machine Specific License Code, and Remote Licensing, on premise or cloud. There are different versions of DeviceXPlorer OPC Server capability offering cost effective applicability to all applications, small and large. The Advanced Edition will support the operation of a single protocol at a time. The Enterprise Edition will support the operation of multiple Protocols at the same time.

  4. DeviceXPlorer doesn’t offer the protocol that I need. What are my options? >

    Takebishi is a very capable and responsive company. If there is a protocol that you would like to see added to DeviceXPlorer OPC Server, please contact ICONICS and we will work with you to determine the effort and schedule development. You can reach us at connectivity@iconics.com. If you are inclined toward some software development of your own, but would like to interface your driver with the benefits of DeviceXPlorer OPC Server, there is a special driver called the Shared Memory Driver. This driver enables you to store information and use the resources of DeviceXPlorer OPC Server to bridge your application data along with the other protocols that are delivered with DeviceXPlorer OPC Server. For more information, please review the DeviceXPlorer OPC Server documentation.

  5. Are there Embedded solutions? >

    DeviceXPlorer OPC Server is a Microsoft Windows application. While there are applications embedding Windows, most embedded applications rely on a more appropriate operating system such as LINUX. ICONICS offers a Gateway solution for connecting your enterprise data to Cloud repository and analytics. This Gateway solution is called IoTWorX, and it relies on communications integrated with IoTWorX, including those from Takebishi DeviceGateway, a LINUX and DOCKER compatible OPC Server solution. Takebishi DeviceGateway can be licensed through ICONICS for other high volume and embedded applications. Takebishi Device Gateway is a solution designed for OEM licensing. For more information on LINUX Communications Drivers, contact connectivity@iconics.com.

  6. Is there support after purchasing the license? >

    Yes, you can receive support from the ICONICS support team worldwide if you purchase it with a SupportWorX license. Takebishi also has a regional technical support team to assist you. You can also find FAQs, downloads, examples, videos etc. via both the ICONICS website and the Takebishi product website.

About DeviceXPlorer OPC Server:

  1. Where does DeviceXPlorer OPC Server come from? >

    In 2022, ICONICS entered into a sales partnership to deliver and support the Takebishi DeviceXPlorer OPC Server as an OEM. DeviceXPlorer OPC Server is available bundled with the ICONICS Suite of software, but is also available as a stand-alone installation as an OPC Server for use with any other OPC Client. Read our press release here.

  2. Is Takebishi a new company? >

    No, Takebishi launched its business as a technological trading company in 1926 in Japan. Since its establishment, Takebishi has been active in industrial automation projects. This long experience brought them a lot of specialized skills and knowledge. Since the launch of the OPC Foundation in 1996, Takebishi became a member and was one of the first to launch OPC business in Asia. Takebishi has been developing and shipping its OPC products all over the world for over 25 years.

  3. What is the history of DeviceXPlorer OPC Server? >

    DeviceXPlorer OPC Server has benefitted from many years of development, starting back in 1998. As of 2023, there have been 86 releases of DeviceXPlorer OPC Server with each release delivering great new features and benefits. For a complete history, you can view the release notes here.

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