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Softing Industrial Automation GmbH

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Richard-Reitzner-Allee 6
Haar, D-85540 GERMANY

Phone: +49 89 456560
Fax: +49 89 4 56 56-399
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Contact: Mr Frank Iwanitz


In industrial automation, Softing is a specialist for fieldbus technology and has established itself as a world-leading partner for networking automation systems and control solutions. Softing provides customers the key technology to connect devices, controls, and systems with the leading communication technologies. In fieldbus technology, Softing is a world-class expert for FOUNDATION fieldbus, PROFIBUS, and CAN/CANopen/DeviceNet. The company's wide range of expertise includes solutions for OPC, FDT, and Real-Time-Ethernet protocols such as, PROFINET IO, EtherNet/IP, and Modbus TCP. Many of the products and services developed by Softing since the company was founded in 1979 have become reference standards throughout the world. In addition, Softing has established itself as a provider of sophisticated diagnostic tools for fieldbus systems.

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Product Name Type Connectivity Product Description
TH LINK Modbus TCP, GDA-JE-003036Monitoring HardwareModbus TCPThe TH SCOPE and the TH LINK provide a network-wide monitoring capability for Modbus TCP, PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and Industrial Ethernet. The concept consists of the web-based TH SCOPE software and the TH LINK network access.
FPGA-based Hardware Integration Kit for Field DevicesNetwork GatewayModbus TCPThe Fieldbus Kit (FBK) communication module is a complete interface for connecting field devices to the PROFINET IO, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP real-time Ethernet protocols. The Simple Device Application Interface (SDAI) is used to connect the device application to the protocol software. Flexible communication modules are an alternative when small quantities of interface connections are needed or the necessary hardware development skills are lacking. They can be used to quickly and easily extend the functionality of existing field devices.
Modbus TCP OPC ServerSoftware - OPCModbus TCPSofting's Modbus TCP OPC Server offers quick and convenient access to the I/O registers and coils of any Modbus TCP device or control system. The OPC Server is easy to operate, extremely powerful and can be flexibly assigned both as a Modbus client and server.
Portable Protocol Software for Field Devices, MB-TCP-SRV/SC Software - ProgrammingModbus TCPPortable protocol stacks for Modbus TCP, PROFINET IO, and EtherNet/IP to enhance field devices with existing Ethernet hardware quickly and with a clearly defined level of development effort to include a Real-Time Ethernet interface. These field devices can then be used for control and motion applications, remote maintenance, operation and monitoring, and other applications.
FF-H1/Modbus/TCP Gateway (FG-100 FF/M)Network GatewayModbus TCPGateway between Ethernet-based host systems with Modbus/TCP and the Foundation fieldbus H1 bus system. Ideally suited to collect operational data and connect visualizations, controls etc.

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Extend the Life of your Legacy DCS System by Getting Access to FOUNDATION Fieldbus Devices over Modbus
Softing's versatile Linking Device and Modbus Gateway (FG-200) integrates up to four FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus (FF) H1 links into control systems supporting HSE or Modbus.
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Softing Presents Connectivity Solutions for The Process Industry
Softing's smartGate product family supports users in integrating disparate protocols, ensures end-to-end digital data exchange, and enables greater efficiency and flexibility in production.
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Softing acquires product portfolio Industrial Communication of Trebing + Himstedt
With this acquisition, Softing complements its existing offer particularly in the area of network diagnostics. Amongst others the acquired program comprises products for monitoring industrial networks.
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Softing's IP cores and stacks for Modbus TCP, PROFINET, EtherCat, and EtherNet/IP incorporated in the FPGA-based I/O hubs of Kontron's new processor boards
Sample implementations of Softing stacks and IP cores for Real-Time-Ethernet protocols (RTE) PROFINET, EtherCat, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP will be available soon on the Kontron PCIe/104 Singleboard Computer MICROSPACE MSMST and the Kontron COM Express FPGA Starterkit.
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Softing Releases Enhanced Version of its Modbus/TCP OPC Server
The versatile OPC Server V2.1 has the capability to run simultaneously as a Modbus Client and Modbus Server and facilitates an uncomplicated access to Modbus input and output registers as well as to coils.
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Bridging the gap between Modbus TCP and Foundation Fieldbus
A gateway between FF H1 and Modbus/TCP (Modbus over Ethernet) can serve as an example of what is required of a gateway between FF components and a widely distributed automation solution.
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Softing Announces New Version of OPC Toolbox
Softing has announced the availability of a new version of its industry-hardened OPC Toolbox. Softing's OPC Toolbox is a collection of OPC Toolkits for the rapid development of conformant OPC DA, AE, and XML-DA Clients and Servers. Softing offers OPC Servers for all major communication protocols including, Modbus TCP, PROFIBUS, Simatic S7/S5, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, and CANOpen.
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Softing's Modbus OPC Server 2.0 includes web diagnostics, ActiveX controls & OPC tunnel
Version 2.0 of the Modbus TCP OPC Server from Softing offers even greater functionality and an even higher level of user comfort. It is now available for Windows Vista and Server 2008 as well. The OPC Server offers quick and convenient access to the I/O registers and coils of any Modbus TCP device.
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Softing Announces World's Smallest Communication Module for FOUNDATIONThe FBK-2 is small enough (40x40 mm) to fit into most existing device housings. The FBK-2 provides a serial Modbus/RTU interface and a HART interface to bridgFieldbus & PROFIBUS PA
The FBK-2 is small enough (40x40 mm) to fit into most existing device housings. The FBK-2 provides a serial Modbus RTU interface and a HART interface to bridge existing devices into the H1 or PA world.
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