I would like to know if anyone knows of Ignition third party plug-in or module which may act like “Pipe”/“Transparent Module” for OPC tags’ PLC data over internet.
Here is what I mean. We normally use OPC tag to get data from PLC. So we create OPC UA Device Connections and choose an appropriate OPC UA device (for example, Modbus TCP) and then we configure the settings for that particular connection with that particular device. Later, in the designer, we generally only need to provide the OPC server and the address of the PLC data we want to query. So far so good.
Now, I have a client which asks if this PLC data can be sent online. So, instead of [OPC server -> Tag], the clients wants to have [OPC server -> internet -> Tag] configuration. It will be nice then if Ignition has some sort of Pipe/Transparent Module for OPC tags’ PLC data so that we may send the OPC data over internet before consuming it in the tags/UI.
Now, do we have such module/plug-in in Ignition?