Integrated Tools for Troubleshooting and Testing
TOP Server’s built-in startup and testing tools set it apart. Test the communications to your device using the free, included in all licenses OPC Quick Client and the Communications Protocol Diagnostics at the channel and device levels. If you see data in the OPC Quick Client, then you know the TOP Server is working with your device, making resolving issues you see at the HMI/SCADA/MES/Historian level easier.
The Event Log shows detailed messages when you are having an issue and the Help files for each driver and the server in general covers what settings are, supported addressing syntax and the meanings of errors logged to the event log to point you in the right direction.
Built-in OPC Diagnostics can help when you are seeing issues related to your OPC client application connecting to the TOP Server. The flexible OPC interoperability options also overcome many OPC client compatibility issues. Add to these features the simulation abilities and system and statistics tags and you will see why so many companies have standardized on TOP Server for their industrial process connectivity.