Expanded Device Connectivity for Most Historian Applications

The widest variety of device connectivity for industrial historian applications

One of the common uses for TOP Server is with Historian & Logging software packages to provide access to process and production data.  It is important the communications server you choose works with as many software applications and process hardware types as possible.  TOP Server is frequently used with AVEVA Historian (formerly Wonderware Historian), AVEVA Pi System (OSIsoft Pi), Aspentech, Canary Labs, GE Historian, and many others listed below on this page.  Any Historian that supports OPC DA or OPC UA can work with TOP Server. 

Learn about the 100's of device drivers that communicate to 1000's of device types that TOP Server supports.

Standards-based client interfaces support the widest range of historians and logging solutions

TOP Server meets this requirement because it supports the following OPC standards:

  • OPC Classic:
    • Data Access (DA) V1, 2 & 3
    • Historical Data Access (HDA) V1.20
      • Available when using the Local Historian Plug-in that enabled TOP Server to store data locally and make it available to other Historians.
    • Alarms & Events (AE) V1.0 & 1.10
  • OPC Unified Architecture (UA – DA Profile) V1.02
  • OPC .NET 3.0 (DA and AE Profiles) V1.20.2
In addition to the OPC standards, TOP Server provides the following Windows and vendor-specific interfaces, insuring you’ll have a way to connect to the TOP Server.
  • DDE – Dynamic Data Exchange
  • AdvancedDDE
  • FastDDE
  • AVEVA Suitelink (formerly Wonderware)
  • iFix PDB/NIO

Can my historian connect to TOP Server?

If your historian or logging package is one of the large number that support one of the OPC standards or one of those non-OPC interfaces as a client, then you’ll be able to connect to TOP Server. Our OPC Certifications and OPC Interoperability testing, combined with our flexible OPC settings, insure that TOP Server works well with your software.

Here is a partial list of the historian and logging solutions that we know our clients are using TOP Server with:

  • AVEVA Historian
  • Siemens IT Historian
    (via WinCC &
    WinCC Flexible)
  • Rockwell FactoryTalk Historian
  • Inductive Automation Ignition Tag Historian
  • OAS Data Historian
  • OAS OPC Systems.NET Database
  • OSI Pi System (Pi OPC Interface)
  • Canary Labs Data Historian
  • Cogent DataHub
    Historian and ODBC Logging
  • GE Proficy Historian
  • Iconics
    (Hyper Historian / TrendWorX)
  • OPC Data Logger
  • Matrikon OPC Desktop Historian
  • Many more

Don't see your historian or logging solution in the list? Contact us to discuss your project and find out all of your options.

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The demo is the full product once licensed. Once a client application connects to the  TOP Server, the TOP Server runtime will operate for 2 hours at a time. At the end of the 2 hour demo period, the demo timer must be reset by restarting the TOP Server runtime service.

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