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63247 - Compare RSLinx Classic and RSLinx Enterprise Software


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Date Created: 08/04/2009 11:58 AM
Last Updated: 01/12/2013 12:37 AM

Question
How many topics can you have per RSLinx Enterprise Data Server?

Answer
Comparison

RSLinx Classic (RSLinx 2.x)


Software

RSLinx Enterprise Software

Supported
platforms

Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista Business
Windows Server 2008

Windows CE
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista Business
Windows Server 2008

Data server

OPC data server


Preferred data server for PLC/SLC
platforms and applications requiring
complex network routings
Maximum 10 clients per data server

FactoryTalk Live data server


Preferred data server for Logix5000
platforms
Maximum 20 clients per data server

PLC/SLC
systems

Maximum 20 controllers per data


server via an Ethernet network

Maximum 20 controllers per data server


via an Ethernet network

Logix5000
systems

Maximum:
10 controllers per data server via an
Ethernet network
10,000 active (on-scan) tags per data
server
Three RSLinx data servers per
controller

Maximum:
20 controllers per data server via an
Ethernet network
20,000 active (on-scan) tags per data
server
Three RSLinx Enterprise data servers per
controller

User interface
Yes
and event logs

Benefits

Supports topic switching with


redundant ControlLogix system
Support used-defined tag optimization
RSLinx Gateway software
consolidates multiple HMI requests to
reduce network traffic
Works with an integrated OPC server

Requires HMI to be restarted if


Logix5000 controller is reloaded with
Considerations changes to tags on scan
Default is four connections for a read
and one connection for a write

Available user interfaces are FactoryTalk


Studio software and FactoryTalk
Administration Console software
Event logs are available with FactoryTalk
Diagnostics software

Automatically handles Logix tag changes


FactoryTalk Live Data software
consolidates multiple HMI requests to
reduce network traffic

Does not support topic switching with


redundant ControlLogix system
Optimization limited to array tags
FactoryTalk Gateway software provides
OPC support
Default is four connections for a read and
one connection for a write

For more info see the Following User Manual:


Logix5000 Controllers Design Considerations

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