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For Windows 2000 - Windows 10 (2019) (incl. Server, x86 and x64). Latest version: 3.6.9 build 814. .


Advanced OPC Data Logger supplies several versions called Enterprise, Professional, Standard, Lite. These versions contain different features and are ideal for users who either want a low cost solution or are not interested in more advanced features.

This page lists the principal features of Advanced OPC Data Logger and identifies those features that are not available in the corresponding version.

Advanced OPC Data Logger Users can upgrade to the higher version at any time, simply by paying the difference in price between the versions. The actual software is identical, since the software activation key is used to configure all editions. A code can be sent by email that allows the user to upgrade the software.

Feature set

The following table illustrates the main features in Advanced OPC Data Logger and shows which of these are eliminated from the corresponding edition:

Feature Enterprise Professional Standard Lite
Number of configurations 4) Unlimited 3 2 1
OPC servers at the same time Unlimited within one configuration / Unlimited Unlimited within one configuration / 3 Unlimited within one configuration / 2 Unlimited within one configuration / 1
Unlimited number of OPC tags Yes Yes Yes Yes
OPC DA 1, OPC DA 2 Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
OPC HDA 1 Yes! Yes! Yes!
OPC AE 1 Yes! Yes!
OPC UA 5) Yes!
Output received data without any changes to file Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Log rotation (depends on date or time, size etc.) Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Log deletion Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Log file access control Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Configurable log file access Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Auto program restart at the specified time Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Auto data source reinitialization at the specified time Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Program messages logging Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Simple, menu-driven step by step set-up Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Capability to run multiple instances simultaneously so that multiple data sources can be logged Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Save settings to INI-file Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Save settings to Windows registry Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
On-line help Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Windows service mode
Windows NT - Windows 10 (2019) (incl. Server, x86 and x64) service Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Starts as soon as the operating system starts and doesn't require a user to log in and run it Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Data export plugins (list)
Data export to any ODBC-compatible database (MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL and many others) Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
SQL Database Professional (SQLBase, Oracle, Microsoft SQLServer, Sybase, DB2, Informix, Interbase, Firebird, MySQL, PostgreSQL) Paid option Paid option Paid option Paid option
Any other plugin with the "Professional" suffix Paid option Paid option Paid option Paid option
DDE or OPC servers Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Write data ditectly to rows and columns of a Microsoft Excel file (using OLE) Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Write parsed data to a file of Microsoft Excel, RTF, HTML, CSV , DIFF, SYLK, Plain text, Windows Clipboard, XML, DBF, PDF, Lotus 1-2-3 and Quttro formats Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Event plugins (list)
Send data to a remote server through email, HTTP or FTP. Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Execute programs or script Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Send notifications through email or network messages. Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Data filter plugins (list)
Expressions plugin allows to use math,string and boolean expression on parsed variables. Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Deadband provides a method to exclude less significant data records from the final data export. Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Aggregator is an additional module that collecting data from several different parsed data records into one common data record. Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Price (USD)399349299230

4) You can add only this number of configurations. The number of configurations you may calculate in the "Options -> Manage configurations" menu item. These configurations you may create using the "Plus" button in the main window. Generally, it means a number of different OPC servers because data from these servers should be processed in a different way.

5) The OPC UA interface has the following limitations:

  1. Binary data transfer only (opc.tcp://). The program does not support http:// or https://
  2. Unsecure connections only (no encyption).
  3. Unable to read history data, alarms or events.