Category archives: News, Events, Misc

Trade shows, webinars, newsletters, & miscellaneous company information.

Podcast - Automation Interface Exchange

Last update on April 15, 2022.

We recently participated in an Automation Interface Exchange podcast with one of our Distributors.  A preview is below.

You can listen to the entire Podcast here:  https://www.rockinterface.com/knowledge-center/podcasts/2x04/

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TOPDOC NexGen version 5.0 Released

Last update on June 29, 2021.

TOPDOC NexGen version 5 is now available!  This is a major upgrade and supports all SoftPLC controllers or gateways with version 4.6 and later firmware.  Features include:

  • 64-bit software
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is embedded
  • Supports new features of SoftPLC v5 runtime firmware, the Smart SoftPLC (v4) and NeoPAC (v2) hardware
  • Multi-level security options for SoftPLC access

You can download the upgrade from our website.  Email support@softplc.com with your registration number(s) for the unzip password.  Customers in warranty or under software support extensions can use the upgrade at no cost.  If your support has expired, the ...

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"End of an Era" - Lee is Retiring

Last update on June 25, 2021.

"End of an Era" - Lee is Retiring

Lee Parmeter, who has been with SoftPLC Corporation since 1987 is retiring at the end of June, 2021.  Most of our customers have interacted with Lee over the years in his role as head of Technical Support.  What you may not know is all the other things he did at SoftPLC like product & system testing, selecting hardware and components for our products, application and TLM programming, customer training and even system integration.  His decades of knowledge of PLC's and ladder logic, computer operating systems, computer and I/O hardware, I/O bus networks and more will be sorely missed ...

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Smart SoftPLC & Gateway -v4 Coming Soon!

Last update on July 22, 2021.

Version 4 of the Smart SoftPLC/Smart Gateway hardware will be available in stock by the end of 2020.  The new products will include the same features of the existing product, plus many enhancements including:

  • Faster 64bit, quad-core CPU with 512MB RAM and 8GB on-board flash memory
  • 5 GB Ethernet ports, 4 on a switch with multiple MAC ID's
  • (2) USB 2.0 host ports
  • (3) configurable communication ports - choose any mix of A-B "bluehose" (Data Highway Plus or Remote I/O), RS-485, or others
  • embedded WiFi/Bluetooth, option for embedded cell modem

Product literature and web site updates ...

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Peer-to-Peer Messaging thru the Cloud

Last update on Feb. 20, 2020.

Our TagWell platform has been enhanced to support some exciting new features!

Firstly, remote nodes can send data to each other via the TagWell cloud platform.  Similar to PLC Messaging, any TagWell remote node can send /receive data arrays to/from any number of other remote nodes.  These secure communications are optimized to transmit only upon data changes to minimize cellular communication costs.  Since the remotes are SoftPLC controllers or gateways, via logic data changes can be forced if the user wants the messages to be sent based on time or other specific events.

Secondly, the TagWell platform now supports ...

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Web Studio 8.1 Release

Last update on Jan. 5, 2018.

SoftPLC Web Studio version 8.1 has been released!  This version includes expanded capabilities and also addresses a critical security vulnerability.

Existing customers can upgrade at no cost if the license was purchased on or after July 1, 2017 or if you have a current Maintenance Agreement.  Reduced price upgrades are available to customers that purchased the license between Jan 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017.  Free or reduced cost upgrades must be requested by March 8, 2018.  If you don't qualify for the free/reduced upgrade, you can purchase the upgrade at 60% of license cost through March ...

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February 2013 Newsletter Posted

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

  • NEW! TagWellTM Remote System Management & Control Platform
  • Gatecraft Linux Update

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December 2012 Newsletter Posted

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

  • SoftPLC's Smart Product Line includes multiple functions
  • Holiday Closure Notice

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