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

AB Server Ethernet Key Features Include

  • Maximum Number of Channels & Devices: 
    • Channels - 1
    • Devices per Channel - 1
    • NOTE: The driver acts as a single simulated Allen-Bradley PLC-2 supporting up to 256 device connections at any time.
  • Automatic Tag Database Generation using CSV Import to build your tag configuration quickly
  • Advanced Error Handling to ensure data integrity

Standard AB Server Ethernet Features Include

  • Tag configuration supports dynamic tags from your client application
  • All major memory and data types supported
  • Sockets used by incoming connections are aged according to activity level
  • Uses standard Ethernet Network Interface Card for TCP/IP Communications

AB Server Ethernet Driver Advanced Features Include

  • Open Word Register Addressing
  • Array Addressing Support (All Data Types Except Booleans)
  • Supports all 16-bit and 32-bit Data Types
  • Supports data types such as Float, Long Word, and BCD
  • Supports PLC-2 Unprotected Reads and Writes

AB Server Ethernet Supported Devices

  • Allen-Bradley controllers with PLC-2 Messaging capability

For full details on models and networks supported visit the AB Suite Supported Devices page and consult the driver help file.

AB Server Ethernet Supported Protocols / Networks

  • Allen-Bradley Ethernet Protocol (PLC-2 Type Unprotected Messaging Only)
  • TCP/IP Ethernet (including Ethernet Cellular Modems)

Videos / Guides / App Notes to Help You Get Started

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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