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GE IP I/O Drivers and OPC Servers Connect a wide variety of plant floor devices to GE IP software through high performance I/O drivers and OPC Servers. These device drivers provide software users with high-speed connectivity and full data integrity.

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Old 05-31-2011, 12:14 AM
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Will IGS driver communication with Siemens

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I would like to know whether IGS driver communicates with S7300 siemens PLC instead of S7A driver.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:57 AM
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Yes...it is possible to communicate siemens S7-300 using IGS
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:16 AM
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IGS and S7 - 300

Hi,

You can communicate to the S7- 300 CPU's via Industrial Ethernet thru the IGS driver. All that is needed is a standard ethernet card, no special interface card is required.

Below are some sections from the IGS help

Here is the link to the driver on the support site http://bit.ly/jWOYkv
Overview

The Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet Driver provides an easy and reliable way to connect Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet devices to OPC Client applications, including HMI, SCADA, Historian, MES, ERP, and countless custom applications. It is intended for use with Siemens S7-200, 300, 400, and 1200 PLCs. There are two options for communications:
  • <LI value=1>Industrial Ethernet TCP/IP interface communication processor (CP). The protocol used is S7 Messaging on Industrial Ethernet (ISO 8073 Class 0) over TCP/IP as defined in RFC1006.
  • Hilscher's NetLink adapter. Only an MPI port is required. The Netlink adapter does not support the S7-200 model.
The driver requires no special libraries or hardware. A standard Ethernet card is all that is needed.

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Old 06-01-2011, 12:26 AM
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Thanks for you reply.
Which is the best driver to use for communication with S7300 siemens PLC either S7A or IGS?
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