NET.LOGIX v3.0 release scheduled for 2Q 2010
INGEAR.NET.LOGIX v3.0 scheduled for release in 2Q 2010.
Some of the new features packed into NET.LOGIX v3.0 include:
NEW – Logix.PeerMessage class for Unsolicited Messages
The Logix.PeerMessage class handles communications in the background and fires a MsgReceived event notification when the PLC sends data via MSG instructions. NET.LOGIX v3.0 supports 3 types of messages.
- CIP Data Table Write
- Uses native tag addressing
- Supports BOOL, SINT, INT, DINT, REAL, STRING, UDT, PDT and MDT data types
- SLC Typed Write
- Supports MicroLogix and SLC (Ethernet IP) controllers
- Supports I, O, B, N, S, F, A, L and ST data table files
- PLC-Type Write
- Supports PLC-5 (Ethernet IP) controllers.
- Supports I, O, B, N, S, F, A and ST data table files
The PeerMessage class automatically distinguishes between the 3 MSG types so there’s no special programming required on your end. When the PLC sends you a message you’ll received a notification event, then just access message information through PeerMessage class members.
PeerMessage Class Members
||Creates instance of the PeerMessage class|
||String||IP Address of sending PLC|
||Object||Data value(s) received|
||TypeCode||Type of data values received|
||Int32||Number of data values received|
||DateTime||Timestamp when message was receivedq|
||String||Allows specific Network Interface Card(s) on your PC to receive data|
||Int32||Number of request for connections from PLCs’ (1-128)|
||Begins background processing for unsolicited messagesq|
||Terminates and closes all active connections.|
||Fires when message is received|
NEW – Logix.DTEncoding Class for Defined Data Type Support
NET.LOGIX v3.0 also adds support for User-Defined Types (UDT’s), Pre-Defined Types (PDT’s) and Module Define Types (MDT’s).
The Logix.DTEncoding class facilitates reading and writing structured data types as blocks without having to read/write each ATOMIC member individually.
Defined Data Types is supported by the PeerMessage class as well.
For more information when on NET.LOGIX 3.0 please contact us at 610.935.8282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org