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OPC Data Acquisition

Genesis OPC Explorer 3.0



About Genesis OPC Explorer 3.0
IDE:MS Visual Studio 2017
Appl. Size:11.7 MB (12.296.704 bytes)
Creation Date:12-Sep-‎2018 06:39:47
Installer Size:6.66 MB (6.989.538 bytes)
Installer Date‎12-Sep-‎2018 06:53:54

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Genesis OPC Explorer 3.0

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Select OPC Server
Manage OPC Groups
Manage Acquired OPC Items
Manage Calculated OPC Items
Load OPC Project
Save OPC Project
Close OPC Project

Data Acquisition and Storage

Start Data Acquisition
Resume Data Acquisition
Stop Data Acquisition
Display Performance Data
Acquisition Data Matrix

OPC Data Listing

Display of OPC Data Listing
Export OPC Data
Export to Clipboard
Toggle Performance Display
Configure Types Color

OPC Data Charting

Display of OPC Data Chart
Set Chart Title Options
Manipulate Chart Display
Set Series Selection
Set Chart Axis
Set Chart Legends
Save Chart Image as File
Save Chart Image to Clipboard
Enable Cursor Data
Toggle Server Data Display

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      Genesis OPC Acquisition Data Matrix

Acqusition Data Matrix is a graphical presentation of the acquisition schedule used internally by Genesis OPC Explorer 3.0 to handle the OPC data acquisition when OPC Groups have different acquisition rate.

There are two methods to view the Data Acquisition Matrix via buttons of the Ribbon Category 'Data Acquisition'



  • Direct Way
    • Click on the Button 'Acquisition Data Matrix' of the Ribbon Category 'Data Acquisition'

  • Indirect Way
    • Click on the Button 'Start Data Acquisition' of the Ribbon Category 'Data Acquisition'

    • Click on the button 'View Acq. Matrix'

      View Acquisition Matrix


  • Simple Acquisition Matrix

    Suppose a simple Genesis Project with three OPC Groups with different acquisition rate: 100 ms, 500 ms and 1 second

    View Acquisition Matrix


    Genesis OPC Explorer 3.0 computes the smallest acquisition rate to allow consistent acquisition and then optimize the OPC acquisition.

    Simple Acquisition Matrix


    The green cells represent the OPC Groups for which data acquisition is triggered at every periodic acquisition request.

  • Less Simple Acquisition Matrix

    Suppose a less simple Genesis Project with four OPC Groups with different acquisition rate: 100 ms, 500 ms, 3 seconds and 1 second

    View Acquisition Matrix


    Genesis OPC Explorer 3.0 computes the smallest acquisition rate to allow consistent acquisition and then optimize the OPC acquisition.

    Less Simple Acquisition Matrix


    The green cells represent the OPC Groups for which data acquisition is triggered at every periodic acquisition request.

    The complete picture is a little bit harder to handle

    Less Simple Complete Acquisition Matrix


The size of the matrix is limited to 256 entries. Some extreme combinations of OPC Groups with very fast and very slow acquisition rates generate an invalid Data Acquisition Matrix that exceeds the maxium Matrix size.

If such event arises, Genesis OPC Explorer 3.0 triggers a Message Box to warn for invalid OPC Server setup

Acquisition Matrix Warning
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