NET.ABLINK 6.0 Release
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania — Feb 15, 2016 — CimQuest INGEAR, a leading publisher of runtime-free software development solutions for industrial applications, has introduced a new version of its NET.ABLINK software. All versions of the company’s NET.ABLINK software contain a library of drivers for Allen Bradley MicroLogix, SLC, PLC-5, families of programmable logic controllers that Visual Studio.NET programmers can use to create HMI (Human Machine Interface) applications. NET.ABLINK software provides direct access to the controller memory, data bases, I/O and communications, letting programmers obtain the information they need from the controller, process it in a PC, and send commands back to the device for control. The software does not require third-party components, drivers, APIs or tools such as OPC Servers. This approach, in contrast to proprietary PLC supplier solutions, is a dramatic improvement for machine builders in that NET.ABLINK completely eliminates costly runtime fees applied to each unit sold.
NET.ABLINK v6.0 has enhanced unsolicited message support which allows Allen-Bradley controllers to request (read) data from a user application. Additionally, the user application can optionally reject an unsolicited message causing the MSG.ER bit in the controller to be set, and selecting variety of error codes for the MSG.ERR value such as “TAG DOES NOT EXIST”.
NET.ABLINK v6.0 also adds the ability to access data in Allen-Bradleys Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC) such as ControlLogix, CompactLogix, SoftLogix though the use of SLC memory-mapped tags defined in the CPU.
NET.ABLINK v6.0 comes in four versions: Developer Edition, Compact Framework, Developer Team Edition and Single Machine Edition. Developer Edition is for designing, creating, and deploying Windows programs, system services and console applications. Compact Framework is for creating programs for devices such as Allen-Bradley PanelView, handheld scanners, HMI Panels, PDAs and other devices. Developer Team Edition is for developing automation projects in a Visual Studio.NET team environment. Single Machine Edition is for designing, testing, debugging and running Windows programs, system services and console applications on a single machine.
NET.ABLINK 6.0 supports Visual Studio 2005-1015. Applications developed with NET.ABLINK 6.0 can run on 64 and 32-bit Windows XP to Windows 10, Windows Server 2000 or later, Windows Compact Framework, and Windows Mobile.
Existing NET.ABLINK 5.0 users under current support are eligible to receive version 6.0 as a free upgrade.
NET.ABLINK 6.0 is available for immediate download and free trial.
Visit www.ingeardrivers.com/ablink for pricing and download instructions.
About CimQuest INGEAR
Since 1993, CimQuest INGEAR has been the leading developer of runtime free communication tools and library components for Visual Basic and other programming languages.
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