ARCwire - ICONICS, a provider of OPC-based HMI/SCADA visualization and manufacturing intelligence software for Microsoft Windows operating systems, announced the availability of a free OPC Data Access (DA) and OPC Alarm/Events (A/E) utility. DataSpy 9.01 is available for download from the ICONICS Web site.
ICONICS OPC DataSpy is a OPC DA and A/E analysis utility that allows the testing and monitoring of OPC information for data, alarms, data quality, performance, and compliance with the OPC minimum and optional compliance. DataSpy is based on COM/DCOM, as well as ICONICS' GenBroker (OPC over TCP and XML/SOAP) technology, and it comes complete with an OPC Explorer-type look and feel for integrated real-time monitoring of OPC tags. DataSpy can be used to perform diagnostics, troubleshooting, or performance tuning locally or remotely with the OPC Universal Tag Browser for connecting to any OPC server and associated tags over the Internet and intranet.