Tag archives: Smart SoftPLC

PLC-2 Programming Software

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

PLC-2 Programming Software

We've re-packaged TOPDOC for PLC-2 so it can now run on most modern PC's, including Windows7/8 systems.  Connection to the PLC-2 front port from a USB port is supported via an included USB-serial converter that operates with our Attached Mode Cable.

Use TOPDOC PLC-2 to support old systems until you're ready to migrate or upgrade.  We make it easy to upgrade - purchase TOPDOC PLC-2 and you receive a FREE Smart SoftPLC and TOPDOC NexGen.  Click here for details on this offer.

Existing TOPDOC PLC-2 customers can receive the repackaged software and USB-serial converter with the purchase ...

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Smart SoftPLC now supports CAN & J1939

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

An internal CAN interface is now available for Smart SoftPLC / Smart Gateway products.  Bi-directional (read/write) support for raw CAN and J1939 devices is supported at baud rates up to 250KB.  This is a factory installed option for COM6.

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NEW! Data Highway Plus option for Smart SoftPLC & Gateways

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

Lowest Cost DH+ interface available on the market!

Smart SoftPLC and Smart Gateway now support up to (2) channels of DH+.  If you aren't ready to replace your network cabling, but want to upgrade HMI's or A-B PLC's, this is a great solution.

As a Gateway - Leave your A-B PLC "untouched", while upgrading other devices on the DH+ such as an HMI.  The Smart Gateway can communicate to your HMI over Ethernet or serial, while the other DH+ nodes still think it is on DH+.

As a SoftPLC - Upgrade your A-B PLC CPU with a modern controller ...

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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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Upgrade A-B PanelView, Drives & More

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

July 2012 Newsletter Feature Article:

Attention PLC-5, SLC-500, PLC-2 and other A-B PLC/PAC Users of Remote I/O “blue hose":

SoftPLC provides easy, low cost upgarde solutions to replace drives, PanelViews & other A-B RIO devices - with no PLC changes required.

Then, over time, you can use the same Gateway to migrate the PLC, I/O, and more to a modern solution.

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Enhanced ONE Communication Drivers

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

Smart SoftPLC now includes support for SLC-500 commands in the DF1 and Ethernet drivers.

This means HMI’s that support SLC-500, but not PLC-5, now have improved communications to the Smart SoftPLC. Added commands are:

Protected Typed Logical Read with 3-Address Fields
Protected Typed Logical Write with 3-Address Fields
Protected Typed Logical Masked-Write with 3-Address Fields
Protected Typed Logical Read with 2-Address Fields
Protected Typed Logical Write with 2-Address Fields

Contact support@softplc.com for firmware updates or more information.

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June 2012 Newsletter Published

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

Smart Protocol Gateways

  • Mix/match multiple protocols
  • Virtually unlimited data words
  • Fast throughput, diagnostics, security
  • User logic for data logging/scaling, alarms & more

Application Story - Automotive Stamping Gateway

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March 2012 Newsletter Published

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.


  • SMS Read/Write Ladder Instructions
  • New Products - Low Cost, Rugged Cell Modems
  • Application Story - Flawless PLC-5 Migration

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A-B PLC Migration/Upgrade Video

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.

This short video details how easy and low-risk upgrading older A-B PLC CPU’s can be, when the new controller is a SoftPLC programmable automation controller!

For more details, visit this page.

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January 2012 Newsletter Issued

Last update on Sept. 5, 2015.


  • Allen-Bradley PLC Migrations - Low Risk, Low Cost
  • TOPDOC NexGen Downloadable Demo

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