OPC or DDE with StruxureWare Building Operation

Issue

OPC or DDE integration with StruxureWare Building Operation

Product Line

SmartStruxure Solution

Environment

StruxureWare Building Operation 1.1 or later

Dynamic Data Exchange, DDE, Open Process Control, OPC

Cause

OPC Client relationship with StruxureWare Building Operation

Resolution

Neither the OPC server nor the DDE configuration is supported at this time. The OPC Sever is a software program that converts hardware communication protocol into the OPC protocol. The OPC client software is any program that needs to connect to the hardware. The OPC client uses the OPC server to get data from or send commands to the hardware. There is not currently a roadmap for direct OPC client capability within StruxureWare Building Operation. 

To avoid problems with OPC Integration (and lose a project), you can use an “OPC Client or Server -> BACnet Server.”  For an example of 3rd party software to translate all the OPC points into BACnet Objects, perhaps one of the software programs below will be of benefit. Take into consideration What specifically will the ES be doing. If it is exchanging point values then it should work fine. Kepware Matrikon SCADA engine Note: These are 3rd party products and not supported by PSS.