ConnectorIO® Software Development Toolkit deliver first class connectivity solution for industrial use cases. ConnectorIO® SDK is built on top of Apache PLC4X.
Programming language support
Our support includes Java language and runtimes based on Java Virtual Machine. We currently do not support any language beyond above. If you are interested in them please contact us.
Protocols can be divided into two primary groups - standard based, which rely on published materials, and vendor specific. Vendor specific protocols rely on reverse engineering effort which can vary in quality and maturity.
|ADS (TCP)||Supported||Mature||R, W, S, D, P|
|CANopen||☑||Supported||Mature||R, W, S|
|CAN RAW||Supported||Beta||W, S|
|Modbus (TCP)||☑||Supported||Mature||R, W|
|Modbus (RTU)||☑||Supported||Mature||R, W|
|Modbus (ASCII)||☑||Supported||Mature||R, W|
|S7-1200 (TCP)||Supported||Mature||R, W|
|S7-1500 (TCP)||Supported||Experimental||R, W, S|
|S7-400||Supported||Experimental||R, W, S|
- R read - support for reading data through polling
- W write - write data
- S subscribe - support for subscribe/listening mode
- D discovery - support for discovery of equipment in network
- P data point discovery - support for discovery of device/equipment channels
Our support is provided within three levels. Each driver is charged individually, thus you can scale support fees by selecting number of integrations which you require support. All below support options currently base of Apache PLC4X 0.8 API and functionality. The next target for support is Apache PLC4X 0.11 API.
|Contract length||1 year||2 years||negotiable|
|Support coverage||Patch releases||Patch Releases||Patch Releases|
|Support period||1,5 year||3 years||negotiable|
|Contact hours||Business (Central European)||24/5||24/7|
Differences between ConnectorIO® SDK and Apache PLC4X
Apache PLC4X is open source project and brand. Brand itself is managed by Apache Software Foundation. You can expect a lot of good parts coming from open source development in Apache PLC4X.
We provide our own builds of Apache PLC4X project which is base for our commercial support services. From functional point of view you receive all abilities Apache PLC4X (java drivers) does have. To avoid mismatches or misguiding we call a version supported by our firm ConnectorIO® SDK.
Differences between ConnectorIO® SDK and ConnectorIO® Agent
ConnectorIO® Agent is a complete software distribution which contains its own webserver and user interface. ConnectorIO® SDK is a programming library and toolkit directed towards companies which want to utilize it for own purposes. Currently, Agent is able to support more protocols than SDK as agent can rely on additional libraries.