Advanced OPC Data Logger - Compare features


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
Connection to local and remote OPC servers
Unlimited number of OPC tags
Output received data without any changes to file
Log rotation (depends on date or time, size etc.)
Log deletion
Log file access control
Configurable log file access
Auto program restart at the specified time
Auto data source reinitialization at the specified time
Program messages logging
Simple, menu-driven step by step set-up
Capability to run multiple instances simultaneously so that multiple data sources can be logged
Save settings to INI-file
Save settings to Windows registry
On-line help
Windows service mode
Windows 2000 - Windows 11 (2022) (incl. Server, x86 and x64) service
Starts as soon as the operating system starts and doesn't require a user to log in and run it
Data export plugins (list)
Data export to any ODBC-compatible database (MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL and many others)
Data export to the most popular cloud databases (Microsoft Azure, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift) 2) 2) 2) 2)
SQL Database Professional (Oracle, Microsoft SQLServer, Sybase, DB2, Informix, Interbase, Firebird, MySQL, PostgreSQL) 2) 2) 2) 2)
Any other plugin with the "Professional" suffix 2) 2) 2) 2)
DDE or OPC servers
Write data ditectly to rows and columns of a Microsoft Excel file (using OLE)
Write OPC 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
Write OPC data to Google Sheets 2) 2) 2) 2)
Event plugins (list)
Send data to a remote server through email, HTTP or FTP.
Execute programs or script
Send notifications through email or network messages.
Data filter plugins (list)
Expressions plugin allows to use math,string and boolean expression on parsed variables.
Deadband provides a method to exclude less significant data records from the final data export.
Aggregator is an additional module that collecting data from several different parsed data records into one common data record.
Price (USD)470410350270

2) All plugins with the "Professional" suffix are the paid option.
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. Unable to read history data, alarms or events.