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DataWorx Standard fits your organizational needs.
DataWorx Standard is an inexpensive and easy-to-use software line that enables basic data-collection and storage. DataWorx Standard packages easily connect Ethernet-enabled PLCs to standalone PCs or network servers for simple data acquisition and archiving. Any PC or server on the network can collect valuable data from industrial devices without the need for special programming or expensive third-party applications. Installation and setup is quick and easy.
Unlike many other data-collection applications, DataWorx Standard provides a simple and specific solution for those interested in basic data collection and storage. With DataWorx Standard, you pay only for what you need. Other applications force you to pay for more than what you really want, and added features often complicate the process, making speed and simplicity impossible. DataWorx Standard is easy, affordable and flexible. The Standard software is available in several different versions, to fit within any existing architecture.
The DataWorx software packages include a Server application that runs as a Microsoft Windows service. The Server is capable of collecting an unlimited amount of data from an unlimited number of devices. It runs on its own whether or not anyone is logged-in on the Server PC.
Sample screen: The DataWorx Server screen shows the status of the service.
The user does not need to be present to manually start the program each time the computer is restarted – DataWorx will automatically start data logging and take full control over the process. DataWorx is equipped with an easy-to-use graphical interface, which can be used to start, stop or pause services. It also provides a very simple way to install and uninstall the service. The DataWorx Server stores the data it collects into comma-delimited or tab-delimited text files on your PC.
Sample screen: This is a sample text file generated by DataWorx Modbus TCP Standard.
The DataWorx Server has a useful Diagnostic Error Log window available for on-the-spot troubleshooting. The Error Log window shows the status of the Server and indicates whether the Server is started, stopped or paused. It also communicates whether or not the data being received from the device matches the Server configuration.
Sample screen: This is a sample Error Log generated by DataWorx Modbus TCP Standard. The Error Log allows you to diagnose problems instantly and view real-time events. The Error Log window can be accessed from the Server PC or from the DataWorx Monitor application.
The DataWorx software packages also include a Monitor application that configures the Server’s file-creation cycle and device listings.
Sample Screen: The DataWorx Monitor screen shows a list of configured devices and their
status, as well as the status of the DataWorx Server and Monitor applications.
Using the Monitor application, users can configure the Server to log data to the Server’s hard drive in a comma-delimited or tab-delimited text file. A date/time stamp and file alias also can be included for each data item sent. From the Monitor application, the Server also can be configured to archive the logged files into a ZIP file. Once archived, files can be deleted from the log automatically, according to parameters set by the user. Archiving and deleting can occur daily, monthly or yearly as needed.
Sample Screen: The Device Configuration screen can be accessed from the DataWorx Monitor application. The Device
Configuration screen allows the user to control device listings, file-creation cycles, view options, and archiving and deleting.
The Monitor allows the user to view and archive the text files that are stored on the Server. Files can be opened or viewed in Notepad, Excel, or another program of choice. The Monitor is able to run conveniently from any PC that is networked to the Server. This allows the user to retrieve important industrial data, even without having physical access to the Server or plant devices.
Sample Screen: The Report menu is one of the DataWorx Monitor's most useful features. It allows
the user to view, print and save the files that are generated and stored by the Server - even without
having physical access to the Server or the industrial devices.
Report-by-exception technology eases network traffic.
DataWorx Standard software packages use report-by-exception data logging, instead of the traditional polling method. This unique report-by-exception technology allows direct communication between industrial devices and the computing system. It gives the PLC complete control over data logging and storage, and places it as a user on the network, so it will send information only when needed. Report by exception greatly reduces the amount of network traffic in comparison to the continuous polling method, which is used by many other data-collection applications.
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