ASComm IoT

Allen-Bradley, Siemens S7, GE, & Modbus Communication Drivers for .NET Core, UWP and Xamarin Developers

Product Summary

Automated Solutions ASComm IoT is a fully-managed .NET Standard 2.0 library that delivers communications connectivity between .NET Core, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), and Xamarin applications and a broad range of industrial devices using industrial communications protocols.

All supported protocol drivers are implemented in the ASComm IoT class library, providing a single, consistent API regardless of the underlying protocols or hardware devices. Development licenses for each driver can be licensed individually, so you only pay for the drivers that you are developing with.

Use Visual Basic, C#, C++, and ASP.NET to create HMI, SCADA, data logging, and Industrial IoT applications targeting .NET Core, Universal Windows Platform, Windows Desktop, ASP .NET Core, service, Linux, and Xamarin.

Powerful pre-built example applications with VB and C# source code included in development package.

Runtime-free for qualified applications

Driver Availability

Click on a driver from the list below for more information

Individual Drivers Available
Allen-Bradley Ethernet Driver for Logix Family (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, GuardLogix, etc.) and Micro800 Now
Allen-Bradley Ethernet Driver for Legacy Controllers (PLC-5, SLC 500, MicroLogix)) Now
GE SRTP Ethernet Driver for PACSystems, Series-90, and VersaMax Now
Modbus/TCP Client (Master) Driver Now
Siemens S7 Ethernet Driver for S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, S7-1500 Now

Driver Suites Available
Allen-Bradley Ethernet Suite for Logix Family (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, Micro800, etc.)
+ Legacy Controllers (PLC-5, SLC 500, and MicroLogix)
Now
Ethernet Suite for A-B Logix, A-B Micro800, A-B Legacy, GE SRTP, Modbus/TCP, and Siemens S7 Now

Key Benefits

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Non-commercial and Commercial licensing available

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Runs on Windows 10 IoT Core devices like Raspberry Pi

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Can be used to power your IoT edge devices

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100% managed code

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.NET Standard 2.0 compatible

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NET Core 2.0 compatible

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Visual Studio.NET 2017 & 2019 Compatible

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Multiple target platforms are supported, including .NET Core, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Web, Windows Desktop, WPF, console, and service apps.

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Extremely high performance - 5~10 mSec typical transaction time

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Highly optimized to minimize communications transactions

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All drivers included in single component, providing consistent API regardless of target device brand or model

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Development licenses for each driver can be licensed individually, so you only pay for the drivers that you need

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Data items can be added to groups, which can be configured for timed polling

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Multiple groups can be created per device to accommodate multiple update rates

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Supports data change and error events

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Built-in serialization allows you to save/load your entire communications configuration with a single line of code

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Single component runs multiple concurrent protocols

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Object inheritance provides consistent user interface, regardless of underlying communications protocol

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Licensing can be accomplished via Internet, telephone, or email

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Extensive documentation

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High quality .NET Core, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), and Desktop example applications with C# and VB source code

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No Hardware Keys - software licensing mechanism is simple and intuitive

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Allows for unattended license transfer across machines

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Easily connect to your factory floor systems.

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Immediate Internet delivery and online license activation.

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No runtime fees or keys for qualified applications.

License Types

Non-Commercial Developer License

Allows for application development on a single PC and runtime-free deployment to multiple PCs.

Runtime license is embedded into executable, so no licensing steps or files are required on runtime PCs.

Who should purchase

  • End users that require runtime-free deployment within their organization.
  • Equipment OEMs, machine builders, and system integrators building applications that qualify for runtime-free distribution per license agreement.
  • Developers building applications that qualify for runtime-free distribution per license agreement.

Discounted Team Edition pricing is available for teams starting at two developers.

Commercial developers, please contact our to inquire about commercial licensing.

Machine License

Allows for application development and runtime on a single PC.

Suitable for commercial and non-commercial use.

Cannot be used to build deployable applications (with embedded runtime license).

Cannot be used to build UWP applications on any platform.

Cannot be used to build applications that run on Windows 10 IoT Core, Xamarin, or Linux.

Who should purchase

  • Developers that will be developing and running their application on a single PC.
  • Developers building applications for customers where application source code is included.
  • Developers building applications that do not qualify for runtime-free distribution per license agreement.
  • Development houses that have multiple developers and a single 'build PC' with Developer License.

Quantity discounts available starting at five licenses.

Commercial Developer License

Details coming soon

Commercial software/system vendors, please contact our to inquire about commercial licensing.

Compatibility

Runtime Platforms

Developer & Team Edition

  • .NET Core 2.0 or higher
  • .NET Framework 4.6.1 or higher
  • Mono 5.4 or higher
  • Universal Windows Platform 10.0.16299 or higher
  • Xamarin.iOS (coming soon) 10.14 or higher
  • Xamarin.Mac (coming soon) 3.8 or higher
  • Xamarin.Android (coming soon) 8.0 or higher

Machine Edition

  • .NET Core 2.0 or higher
  • .NET Framework 4.6.1 or higher

Operating Systems

Developer & Team Edition

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
  • Windows 10 IoT Core
  • Linux
  • Android (coming soon)
  • iOS (coming soon)
  • Mac (coming soon)

Machine Edition

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise

Development Platforms

  • Visual Studio 2019
  • Visual Studio 2017
  • Visual Studio for Mac not supported