TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client
First Edition 13th January. 2016
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This manual explains how to use OPC UA (Unified Architecture) Client for testing TOSHIBA OPC UA
First, read "Safety Precautions" carefully to use this device safely and correctly. After you read this manual,
keep it in a place where you can find it easily when you need it.
Composition of This Manual
This manual is composed of the following chapters.
Chapter 1 Outline of TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client
This explains the functions and composition of the TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client.
Chapter 2 Setting-Up TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client
This explains how to install, reinstall, uninstall and update the TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client.
Chapter 3 How to set the environments for TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client
This explains how to set the environments that TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client. works with.
Chapter 4 Specification for TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client
This explains how to launch TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client. and its functionalities.
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Safety Precautions i
1. Outline 1
1.1. OPC UA 1
1.2. TOSHIBA OPC UA DataAccess Client 2
2. Setting-Up 3
2.1. Preparation 3
2.2. Installation 3
2.3. Repair 5
2.4. Uninstallation 7
3. How to set the environments 8
3.1. Windows Firewall 8
4. Specification 15
4.1 Launch TOSHIBA OPC UA Client 15
4.2 Overview of functionalities 16
4.3 [Server] menu 18
4.4 [Attributes] menu 23
4.5 [Monitored Items] menu 25
4.6 [Help] menu 28
4.7 [Browse] menu 29
4.8 [Monitor] menu 34
This chapter describes the outline of OPC UA , and the movement environment and the construction of
TOSHIBA OPC UA DataAccess Client.
1.1. OPC UA
OPC-UA (UA for Unified Architecture) is the next generation OPC specification.
OPC is open connectivity in industrial automation and the enterprise systems that support industry.
The OPC standard for process control and automation has achieved wide adoption throughout industry.
This is actually a family of standards and is based on Microsoft COM/DCOM.
However, in today's manufacturing industry, the times of the partial optimization have been over, and the
action to the whole optimization started, and the cooperation between servers became essential from the
PLC of the plant floor to an enterprise server. The COM technology for which an implementation
technology depended on a platform came to have difficulty in showing the ability because the company
system was often constructed on various platforms.
Then OPC UA provides unified address space and service model to solve these problems , and suggests the
systems construction architecture , which does not depend on a platform for the a great variety of formats
such as XML documents and multi-transport (TCP and SOAP Web Service).
About details of OPC UA, refer to the following Web site.
Web Site URL
OPC Foundation http://www.opcfoundation.org/
*)Above URL is as of November 2015.
1.2. TOSHIBA OPC UA DataAccess Client
TOSHIBA OPC UA Client is a client application for OPC UA (Unified architecture) on Windows
This is the sample client application for testing TOSHIBA OPC UA DataAccess Server.
TOSHIBA OPC UA Client needs the following environments.
Table 1.1 Environments
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.13GHz or more
memory 2.0GB or more
Operating System Windows 7 Professional [x64] + SP1
Windows 7 Professional [x86] + SP1
This chapter describes installation, repair and uninstall of TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client
To install TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client, the ‘Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5’ is required.
The following software isn’t installed on your PC with Windows 7OS, you shall install it by using the setup
file under ‘dotNET Framework 4.5.1’ folder in the TOSHIBA OPC UA SERVER Software CD.
Microsoft .NET Framework4.5.1
Setup file : NDP451-KB2858728-x86-x64-AllOS-ENU.exe
The Setup file of TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client software is installed under the
‘C:\TosConnects\OPC.UA\Client\Setup’ folder. (‘C:\TosConnects\OPC.UA ‘ is the folder where the
TOSHIBA OPC UA Server is installed.)
Before updating software, remove (uninstall) this.
Proceed as shown below.
Select Install folder.
’Confirm Installation’ screen is
The installation is started.
It completes to install.
Figure 2.1 Install TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client
The certification file will installed under the
The way to reinstall is described below.
Select ‘Repair TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access
It starts to reinstall.
It completes to install.
Figure 2.2 Repair (Reinstall) of TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client
The way to uninstall TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client is described below.
Uninstall the TOSHIBA OPC UA Data Access Client software with [Control Panel] – [Programs and
Open “Control Panel” from start menu.
Open “Control Panel”.