Kepware LinkMaster an OPC Server-to-Server Bridging Software
Kepware LinkMaster는 OPC Server-to-Server Bridging Software로 다음과 같은 경우에 사용할 수 있다. Input Tag와 Output Tag를 "Drag & Drop" 방식으로 쉽게 연결할 수 있다.
LinkMaster 이중화 구성
Primary PC에 이상이 생기면, Secondary PC의 LinkMaster가 자동으로 OPC Bridging 기능을 수행한다.
Case 1. OPC Server to OPC Server Bridging
The most common scenario for LinkMaster is to link data between two (or more) OPC Servers. An example might be a customer using RSLinx for connectivity to Allen Bradley PLCs and Kepware's U-CON Protocol Server for connectivity to a checkweigher. In this example the customer wants to easily send scale data to the PLC.
Case 2. OPC Server Collector or Gateway
Another interesting application scenario for LinkMaster is to function as a single OPC server which serves data from multiple OPC servers. This approach demonstrates LinkMaster's capability of acting as both a client and server. An example might be when a customer has a single OPC connection available from an OPC client application but multiple OPC servers that they want to acquire data from.