Protocol Communication drivers
Connectivity is a key feature of the FactoryStudio platform. The communication drivers of FactoryStudio are divided in 3 groups:
Included Protocols: communication drivers installed by default with the product.
Supported Protocols: drivers not included in the installation, but available upon request.
Premium Protocols: drivers included on the installation, but requiring extension licensing.
New drivers and continuously being created by Tatsoft and partner companies using our Communication Driver Toolkit.
The following communication protocols are included on the standard product distribution (listed alphabetically):
There are many protocols that are not released in the product distribution, but are available upon request at no charge. Some of those protocols are already in the release state, others are under development and testing. Contact us if you have a requirement for any of the protocols on this list. Even if your required equipment is not listed, contact us. In many cases, if we have access to protocol documentation and testing units, there is no charge to create a native interface.
Here are our currently supported protocols, in alphabetical order:
There are a few interfaces that are available but not included on the product distribution, as they have their own installation packages or they are sold as an optional extension. This includes the following protocols, in alphabetical order:
The Tatsoft team has extensive experience in the creation of communication drivers. We have created more than two hundred interfaces over the past twenty years.
As a result of that accumulated experience, FactoryStudio has an open standard interface, the Driver Toolkit, to allow new protocols to be added in an easy and efficient way. The standard built-in infrastructure takes care of everything related to the physical sending and receiving of messages, access to real-time tags, address configuration, and diagnostic and performance tools.
The Driver Toolkit is available to System Integration partners and licensed end users. Contact us if you have a requirement to create your own custom interfaces.