I/O Server & OPC UA Information Model

I/O Data Server And Connectivity

I/O Data Server is the Platform.NExT ™ communication model that guarantees an efficient, safe and reliable communication framework.


The Platform.NExT™ I/O Data Server has been designed on extremely robust and reliable server architecture.

The I/O data server engine manages real-time information by using the communication type defined in the framework's Address Space, the gathering point of all the variables connected to the various field devices.

The Platform.NExT™  I/O Data Server supports all data types, including those defined in the OPC UA – PLC Open IEC1131 specifications, to allow users to define and customize their own data types, including complex data, eliminating those boundaries imposed by current technologies. The Platform.NExT™  I/O Data Server uses the data communication model specified by OPC UA, to ensure that communication is efficient, open and safe. The I/O driver management is also based on this model and uses specific protocol managements for field devices such as Siemens, Rockwell, Omron, Modbus, Profibus, ProfiNet, Konnex, EtherCAT and PowerLink. The model provides maximum interoperability with OPC UA specifications for both client and server as well as supporting all the complex data specifications.

The Data Server ensures excellent performance and server independence from various types of connected clients, both local HMI and via Web visualization. By using these new technologies the system architecture is able to support efficient data models and drastically reduce design engineering time by applying all engineering information to tags that are then propagated to the connected objects.

By using these new technologies the system architecture is able to support efficient data models and drastically reduce design engineering time by applying all engineering information to tags that are then propagated to the connected objects.

This enables properties to be centralized transforming tags into true global information centers.
  • Total Platform.NExT ™ integraton
  • Simplified connectivity
  • Full support to OPC UA client and server specifications
  • Native and direct I/O drivers included in system
  • Tag propagation property configuration
  • Intelligent networking in OCP UA model