Data Access Tools

Data Access

Fernhill SCADA provides a range of application interfaces (API):

Fernhill SCADA data access interfaces OPC .NET Framework API Java API ODBC Driver IEC 61131-3 SQL Mitsubishi Melsec Driver Omron Driver Siemens S7 Driver Idec Micro Driver Allen Bradley Driver Modbus Driver CSV File Driver OPC Client Driver ODBC Client Driver SNMP Client Driver All Drivers

The OPC, ODBC and ADO.NET interfaces follow their respective standards. The .NET API and Java API are proprietary.

You can use these interfaces to access SCADA data:

InterfaceTypical Use
OPC Classic Provides data to OPC aware applications. For example Iconics and other SCADA applications.
Supports Data Access (DA), Alarms and Events (AE), and Historic Data Access (HDA).
ODBC The Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) driver allows ODBC aware applications to access Fernhill SCADA data. For example Microsoft Excel, or SAP Crystal Reports.
ADO.NET The Fernhill SCADA .NET Data provider allows Common Language Runtime (CLR) programs to access SCADA data using SQL commands.
.NET API The .NET API allows Common Language Runtime (CLR) programs to interface directly to Fernhill SCADA.
Java API The Java API allows Java programs to interface directly to Fernhill SCADA.

Further Information

OPC Introduction

To learn about OPC and how to connect third party OPC aware applications to Fernhill SCADA.

.NET Framework API

To learn about the .NET Framework API and how to access Fernhill SCADA from Common Language Runtime (CLR) programs.

Java API

To learn about the Java API and how to access Fernhill SCADA from Java programs.

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)

To learn about ODBC and how to connect third party ODBC aware applications to Fernhill SCADA.

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.