Monitor and Control

Communication Drivers

With an increasing requirement to connect disparate operations devices, Wonderware Device Integration solutions provide a common platform for all your needs, simplifying configuration, accelerating implementation and minimising maintenance.

Device IntegrationConnectivity to your plant/facility devices is key to real-time information management. Wonderware maximizes your choices with the broadest possible communication options for industrial automation and information devices. In collaboration with more than 100 third-party interface developers, Wonderware provides the largest selection of connectivity options to hundreds of control systems such as PLCs, RTUs, DCSs, flow controllers, loop controllers, scales, gauges, bar code readers and other hardware devices.

Wonderware have recently made device integration even more maintainable through the introduction of Operations Integration (OI) Servers, which provide seamless connectivity to any data source.

Key Capabilities

  • Create one application and have it automatically bind to PLC/DCS/RTU addresses at run-time
  • Create templates that can be used with any manufacturer of PLC/DCS/RTU with different naming conventions for addresses
  • Create common SCADA and HMI Applications for different PLC/DCS/RTU  types
  • Support for OPC standards

Business Value

  • Separation of application code from device communications management- so both can be easily managed and updated
  • Takes a flat, non-structured device and gives it structure, where it can be more easily incorporated and managed in a distributed system.
  • Takes individual communications paths and makes them available globally for any application to use
  • Allows communications and device naming to be different for the same application, allowing re-use on any machine
  • Support for OPC standard