Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring


New 32 bit PLC programming software

Jan 2000 Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

The new DirectSOFT 32 programming software for Koyo' s DirectLOGIC PLCs from Automationdirect.com enhances user friendliness and expands communications support. Documentation compiled with other Windows applications can be imported/exported using CSV file format. Over 170 new sample projects assist the user in coding common applications in their ladder diagrams. DirectSOFT 32 includes support for Windows TAPI (telephony application programming interface) for modem configuration. By centralising modem support within the Windows operating system, any modem driver updates can be applied without affecting DirectSOFT 32 and makes connecting to a PLC for remote support as easy as connecting to an ISP.

DirectSOFT 32 is a showcase of software products that includes programming software and HMI and DSData Server for OPC and DDE connectivity, with all three products utilising the DirectSoft communication service. This enables a single PC to run all packages communicating at the same time over a common communication link. This is especially useful in scada applications where several PCs may require both HMI and PLC programming capability without interrupting the control process.

DirectSOFT 32 Ethernet support has been expanded for intranet/Internet connectivity, allowing PLC monitoring and programming to be executed throughout the enterprise network.

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