The OPC Server for SNMP provides connectivity to SNMP compliant devices such as network switches, UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) systems, media converters and other network devices. The OPC Server enables full monitoring and control of SNMP-enabled devices from any OPC compliant application such as IT Management Systems and HMIs.
The SNMP protocol is typically used in the IT networking environment and is useful for both IT and plant-floor operators to diagnose problems. For example, did a PLC really go off-line or is it the network hub? By using the OPC Server for SNMP you can monitor the network hub problems and diagnose much more quickly therefore rectified more quickly.
The OPC Server for SNMP helps to bridge together the plant-floor operation with the IT operation so both parties have the information they need to monitor equipment and diagnose problems.
- Ability to monitor the connectivity of non-SNMP devices on the network. This feature uses the PING functionality that sends ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) packets to identify whether the devices are reachable over the IP control network.
- Ability to configure offline SNMP devices.
- OPC for events and SNMP for service messages.
Unlike proprietary methods of communication for the SNMP, the OPC Server for SNMP eliminates the need for custom code interfaces. It is standards based, and a fully OPC Compliant off-the-shelf solution for IT professionals and integrators working with SNMP devices. Also this OPC Server can grant and deny access to tags based on user login. The SNMP OPC Server is a powerful tool that enables a secure access to your Information Technology, Data Centers and other Building Automation systems at an unbeatable price.