As devices are getting smarter, so is the software that moves that device data. At Rockwell Automation, technology advancements in connectivity software have made accessing and transporting data easier than ever before.
No matter the size or nature of your application, we have communication solutions that provide greater operability between your Rockwell Automation and 3rd party devices, machines and software. This allows you to harness information in your control system to make smarter, faster business decisions that will help you maintain your competitive advantage.
Formerly known as RSLinx® Enterprise, FactoryTalk® Linx is included with most FactoryTalk® software and functions as the premier data server to deliver information from Allen-Bradley® control products to the control system. While FactoryTalk® Linx interfaces with PLC-5®, SLC™ 500 and Micro800® controllers, it is specifically optimized to communicate with Logix5000™ controllers using EtherNet/IP. This gives the fastest data rates and capacity possible, while minimizing the impact on your automation networks and control system operation. FactoryTalk® Linx delivers a solution from small applications running on a single computer with a single controller, to large distributed and even redundant data server configurations communicating with large automation systems.
FactoryTalk® Services Platform
The FactoryTalk® Services Platform, included with most FactoryTalk® software, enables access to control system data from distributed and even redundant FactoryTalk® Linx data servers. Additionally, the FactoryTalk® Service platform can interface with Classic OPC DA and OPC UA servers to expand the reach of the Connected Enterprise to access information contained in third-party equipment.
FactoryTalk® Linx™ Gateway
The FactoryTalk Linx Gateway adds a Classic OPC DA and OPC UA server interface to deliver information collected by FactoryTalk Linx from Logix5000™ and other Allen-Bradley® controllers to external OPC clients, permitting third-party software to coexist with FactoryTalk® software.
RSLinx Classic is the most widely-installed Communications software in automation today. All editions of RSLinx Classic deliver the ability to browse your automation networks, configure and diagnose network devices. RSLinx Classic supports a wide range of applications through a scalable offerings that provide both DDE and Classic OPC DA data servers to permit 3rd party software to access information within your control system.
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