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RSLinx Classic Vs. RSLinx Enterprise

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RSLinx Classic and RSLinx Enterprise Presentation will discuss differences between the two products At the end of presentation hopefully Youll understand strengths of each respective product and when to use what solution dont forget using hybrid solutions (classic and enterprise)

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RSLinx Classic (2.x) Name changed for documentation purposes Built in the SLC and PLC5 era, it is the one you use with RSLogix programming packages including RSLogix 5000 Strengths sheer number of drivers full feature-set ~ a million registrations thousands of hours of test time open connectivity via OPC and C-SDK Weaknesses supports darn near all routes, all bridges, all drivers GUI and service tied too tightly together 16 bit areas of code & blocking calls doesnt handle CLX online tag modifications3

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RSLinx Enterprise New flagship data server Built with Logix processors in mind, it is embedded in RSView SE and ME, you CANT use it with RSLogix packages. Strengths see second bullet above handles offline controllers better new architecture with lessons learned less routes, easier to test handles CLX online tag modifications stronger development process Weaknesses not as many drivers as Classic debugging & productivity tools still rough connectivity to non-Rockwell products

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When to Use Which? Decision Tree located in a few slides Using ControlLogix take a good look at what RSLinx Enterprise can do for you watch out for CLX Ethernet Redundancy & Alias topics OPC / DDE / C-SDK Unsolicited Messaging

RSLinx Classic is still a great choice for issues caused from above SLC & PLC5 applications

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Hybrid Solution Using Both Both products co-exist on the same computer easily handy if ME/SE development box is also what you use to for Logix 5000 be careful not to bury box trying to use 2 data servers on the same computer

For serial or PKTX please review Online help found in RSView Studios release notes for RSLinx Enterprise also in technote: ID 25029 - RSLinx Enterprise and RSLinx 2.x side-by-side operation http://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/cgibin/rockwellautomation.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=25 0296

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Feature MatrixProduct/Feature Micro/Control/Soft/Compact Logix & PLC5/SLCs data access Remote Configuration Capability Alias Topics CLX Redundancy Support Offline CLX tag access Offline PLC5/SLCs tag access New Engine for Logix Processors DDE C-SDK Logix Packages use for Editing Supports RSBatch Servers (requires OPC) PIC driver/Polling Master/PCMK Can be a target of an unsolicited messages FactoryTalk Redundancy Supports Complex Routes (Ethernet->CLX Chassis->DH+) RSLinx Classic Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes RSLinx Enterprise Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No (DDE never) No No No No No Yes No

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Specific Driver DifferencesDriver Ethernet to PLC- / SLC- / 1 -ENB / 1 Ethernet/IP Serial DF1 (Point to point) Serial DF1 to KF bridge (DH+) Serial DF1 to KF bridge (DH ) Serial DF1 to KFD bridge (Devicenet) Serial DF1 to KFC bridge (ControlNet) Serial DF1 to 1 -UIC (USB to DH ) 1 -PIC / AIC+ 1 -UIC (USB to DH ) 1 -KTX(D) to DH+ / DH 1 -PKTX(D) to DH+ / DH 1 -PCMK to DH+ / DH 1 -PCC to Controlnet 1 -PCD to Devicenet 1 -PCID(S) to Devicenet 1 -PCIC(S) to Controlnet 1 -KTCX to Controlnet DF1 Polling Master SoftLogix Driver Virtual Backplane (SoftLogix 000) PLC- Emulator SLC- Emulator Logix Emulator

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Feature DifferencesFeature Backup / Restore Configuration Utility Support for DDE Clients (CFText, XLTable, AdvancedDDE, FastDDE) Support for OPC Clients (OPC custom, OPC Automation, .NET) Support for FT Live Data clients Support for custom C/C++ client applications Communications engine for RSLogix 5/500/500 & RSNetworx Copy DDE/OPC Link to Clipboard DDE HotLink into Excel DDE / OPC Communication Event log FT Diagnostics for all errors Configurable CIP options CIP packet / connection diagnostic PLC / SLC Station Diagnositcs PLC / SLC / ControlLogix Data Monitor OPC / DDE Diagnostics Alias Topics Programmatic interface to switch Alias Topics Support for ControlLogix Ethernet Redundancy Unsolicited Messaging support for PLC-5 / SLC-5 (PCCC) Unsolicited Messaging support for ControlLogix (CIP) Configurable DDE/OPC Topic paramters (e.g. timeout) OPC Diagnostic Pre-defined items Offline PLC-5 / SLC-5 symbol reference Offline ControlLogix tag reference Configuration of remote data server RSLinx Classic X RSLinx Enterprise

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Data Comms DifferencesData Communications Optimized PLC / SLC Data Table Reads Optimized PLC / SLC Data Table Writes Optimized ControlLogix Tag Array Reads Optimized ControlLogix Tag Array Writes ControlLogix Scattered Read ControlLogix Scattered Write ControlLogix UDT Read optimization* Detect and recover after program download Handle online tag creation (CLX) Handle online tag deletion (CLX) Handle offline tag creation and download (CLX) Handle offline tag deletion or modification and download (CLX) RSLinx Classic X X X X X X X X X X X No RSLinx Enteprise X X X X X X X X X X X

*UDT Optimization is not in RSLinx Enterprise, however in RSLinx Classic the upload of the UDT definition is a blocking call and therefore can slow down RSLinx Classic processing, RSLinx Enterprise is not affected the same way. 10

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RSLinx Enterprise CIP Routing Can do multi-hops on CIP based routes All Ethernet Hops All ControlNet Hops Mixes of ControlNet to Ethernet or Ethernet to ControlNetEh l

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RSLinx Enterprise DH Routing Cannot switch network protocols Cannot go Ethernet or CNet to DHRIO Preferred route is DH+/RIO from PC to end device (no hops)Eh

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RSLinx Decision TreeNeed O Server to nonFactory alk App?

YesServe to Remote PC?

Yes

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No Yes No

Need Complex Routes?

RSLinx Pro

No

Need Alias Topic Switching?

Yes

No

Need Unsolicited Messaging from the PLC?

YesRSLinx Enterprise

No

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When to Use Enterprise? When communicating to Logix processors ControlLogix Redundancy in ControlNet Serving data to RSView Supervisory Edition, Machine Edition, or RSSql, Historian, PlantMetrics DDE / OPC not available

Windows XP or Windows 2000 computer is used Using a simple route to the processor something like all Ethernet, all ControlNet, direct hop to device on DH+

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Packaging Stand Alone product 9355-RSLETENE if you want to add additional RSLinx Enterprise Servers

New Bundles with RSView SE (see price sheets) Has the RSLinx (2.x) for RSView AND RSLinx Enterprise 9701-VWSS025LENE RSView SE Server 25 display with RSLinx Enterprise 9701-VWSS100LENE RSView SE Server 100 display with RSLinx Enterprise 9701-VWSS250LENE RSView SE Server 250 display with RSLinx Enterprise 9701-VWSS000LENE RSView SE Server Unlimited display with RSLinx Enterprise

Bundle comes with RSLinx Enterprise activation so you can put it on a different computer from the HMI server Commercial program for existing RSView SE customers to upgrade to these catalog numbers (next slide)15