NET.S7LINK 3.0 Release

NET.S7LINK 3.0 Release

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania — April 04, 2017 — CimQuest INGEAR, a leading publisher of runtime-free software development solutions for industrial applications, has introduced a new version of its NET.S7LINK software.

All editions of the company’s NET.S7LINK software contain drivers for Siemens S7 200, 300, 400, 1200, 1500 & ET200S that Visual Studio.NET programmers can use to create HMI (Human Machine Interface) or data collection applications.


NET.S7LINK software provides direct access to Siemens PLC’s via the S7 Ethernet communication method.  The software does not require third-party components, drivers, APIs or tools such as OPC Servers.  This dramatic cost savings feature completely eliminates costly recurring licensing fees.

NET.S7LINK v3.0 combines S7 Client/Master and S7 Server/Slave operations in a single unified driver.

Operating as a master, NET.S7LINK has classes for polled read / write  on-demand and scanned data access.  To operate as a server/slave,  NET.S7LINK includes a S7Server class that emulates s7300,400, 1200 or 1500 PLC to receive exception-based unsolicited messages from GET/PUT function blocks.

NET.S7LINK v3.0 comes in three versions: Developer Edition, Compact Framework, and Developer Team 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 handheld scanners, HMI Panels, PDAs and other devices. Developer Team Edition is for developing automation projects in a Visual Studio.NET team environment.

NET.S7LINK 3.0 supports Visual Studio 2005-2015. Applications developed with NET.S7LINK 3.0 can run on 64 and 32-bit Windows XP to Windows 10, Windows Server 2000 or later, Windows Compact Framework, and Windows Mobile.

Qualified NET.S7LINK 2.0 users are eligible to receive version 3.0 as a free upgrade.

NET.S7LINK 3.0 is available for immediate download and free trial.

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