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Industrial Communications

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  • Service Type:

    Consulting, Professional Service
  • Business Need:

    Business Application Development
  • Works With:

    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Industry Focus:

    Manufacturing, Utilities

Common industrial communications networks, fieldbusses and protocols in use in South Africa are ASi, Controller Area Network (CAN), CANOpen, DeviceNet, Foundation Fieldbus, InterBus, MODBUS TCP/Serial, OPC, PROFIBUS, PROFINET and Serial (RS232, RS485 & RS422).

Industiral Data Xchange (IDX), Industrial IT and Industrial Communications specialists, have developed a number of standard driver modules for common protocols and industrial networks. We are able to provide "out of the box" configurable industrial data exchange solutions based on IDXsuite plus we are able to develop custom driver modules for propriety systems (e.g. ABB Masterbus 300, Castlet) and / or legacy system (e.g. At@Glance, Bailey NIFI90, Siemens Teleperm).

We continually assist blue chip companies to expose the data in their industrial IT and Process Control systems to their SCADA, DCS, Advanced Process Control (APC), Expert Systems (G2, Pavilion) and / or Business (ERP) systems via OPC, ODBC, OLE DB and other mechanisms.

IDX has a broad range of IT skills related to industrial communications, PROFIBUS, OPC, legacy and disparate system integration, MIS, MES, reporting, and the development of real-time systems and custom applications in Microsoft .Net and C++.

IDX is a Microsoft Certified Partner, Microsoft Embedded Partner, OSIsoft SI & ISV, Wonderware SI & ISV, OPC Foundation Member, PROFIBUS International member, South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC) member and Proudly South African!

IDX operates the PROFIBUS Competence Centre (PCC) for Southern African, the only PCC in Africa. The PROFIBUS Competence Centre (PCC) offers internationally certified PROFIBUS training, auditing services, troubleshooting services, and PROFIBUS-related support.

IDX also operates the OPC Competence Centre (OCC) and recently established OPC Africa, the local chapter for the OPC Foundation. The OPC Competence Centre (OCC) aims to drive and support the adoption and development of OPC skills in the region through training and technical workshops.

So contact IDX as your first port of call for all your industrial communications requirements.

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