• Key Features
  • Standard Features
  • Advanced Features
  • Device Support
  • Protocols / Networks
  • Available Languages
  • Videos & App Notes
  • Help Files & Release Notes
  • Technical Blog
  • Additional Resources

Custom Interface Key Features Include

  • Maximum Number of Channels & Devices: 
    • Channels - 512 (Max # of CID applications per TOP Server instance)
    • Devices per Channel - 512 (Max # of topics/tag groups per CID Application)
    • NOTE: Practical channel/device limits will vary depending on your available system resources and communications architecture
  • No Toolkits to Purchase and Learn
  • Sample Code Provided (C++ or C#)
  • Ability to develop in any language that supports the Windows API
  • Relies on "developer known" Shared Memory standards and constructs
  • Definition of up to 2 Gigabytes of Shared Memory. (NOTE: the external CIDA application is responsible for creating the shared memory file and an XML configuration file that fully defines the data mapped in shared memory)
  • Coordination of processing through handshakes
  • Supports all standard data types and data arrays

Standard Custom Interface Features Include

Custom Interface Advanced Features Include

  • Auto-Configuration of TOP Server project through XML File Import (XML Generated by CID Applicaton)
  • Robust Tag Definition (Tag Name, Description, Scan Rate, Data Type, Read/Write Access, etc.)
  • CID Application Specific Error Code Integration with TOP Server Event Log
  • Single Data Source for CID and PLC Data
  • Driver can be used many times in a single TOP Server project, with each instance accessing different CID Applications
  • Simple configuration applying the same principles as other channel and device configurations

Supported Devices Include (Don't See Your Device Listed? Contact Us)

  • Any CID-compliant software solution implementing developer accepted Shared Memory Standards and Constructs

Supported Protocols / Networks

  • Protocols:
    •  Shared Memory
      • Communication via shared memory is achieved through standardized structures mapped onto shared memory.
  • Networks:
    • TCP/IP Ethernet

Available Languages

  • English

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TOP Server How-To Videos and Application Notes

To insure you get the most from your investment in TOP Server™, we provide a variety of application notes/guides and how-to videos, since we know that sometimes it helps to see someone showing you how to do things.

Driver Help Files / Release Notes

Use the below links to access TOP Server release history and driver help documentation.

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Real-world use cases, step-by-step how-to's and video tutorials - our blog contains useful resources and information to help you get connected.

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