Archives 2022

SoftPLC 5.1 Firmware Release

Last update on Sept. 26, 2022.

Version 5.1 of the SoftPLC runtime firmware is now released!  New features include support for larger MSG packets on PCCC Ethernet, support for MSG routing through multiple PCCC Ethernet and DH+ networks (eg; via ControlLogix 1756-DHRIO interface cards), and improved runtime fault reporting enhancements.  This release also includes an updated Ethernet/IP driver which enhances communications between SCADA/HMI software (eg: PanelView/Factory Talk, Ignition) and SoftPLC controllers and gateways.

Contact support@softplc.com for a copy of the detailed release notes.  Users with version 5.x firmware can purchase this as a revision update.  Users with 3.x ...

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In Stock: A-B RIO/DH Gateways

Last update on July 7, 2022.

We provide gateways to provide communication between devices on Allen-Bradley Remote I/O (RIO) or Data Highway Plus (DH+) networks and devices on other networks such as Ethernet/IP, ModbusTCP, DF1, Modbus serial and others, and both models are in stock:  our Smart and NeoPAC SoftPLC Gateways.

ProSoft Technology recently discontinued their AN-X2-AB-DHRIO product, which was the only other supported gateway on the market.  SoftPLC Gateways provide more functionality than the ProSoft model (see the "Compare" tab at http://softplc.com/products/comm/abgw_landpg/) and are value priced options for customers needing "blue-hose" communications for partial system upgrades.

ProSoft Discontinued RIO/DH+ Gateway

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TOPDOC NexGen Release 5.0.4

Last update on April 15, 2022.

A minor update to TOPDOC NexGen is now available for download in a password protected zip file at http://softplc.com/support/resources/software/.  Contact support@softplc.com for the unzip password.

This update is date coded 5.0.211214 (displays at the bottom of the initial splash screen).  It is release 5.0.4 and fixes a minor issue in the smart.tlm editor related to selection of Tealware analog input modules.

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