The NI OPC Server shipped with lookout 6.6 supports the 1784-PKTX card.
Get the Lookout 6.6 evaluation software
Or you can test the NI OPC Server directly
I have Lookout V6.6 and see that the NI OPC Server Runtime was loaded when I installed Lookout. If I understand correctly, I have to use the NI OPC Server to communicate with the A-B DH+ board and cannot make a direct connection to the board through Lookout via a driver. Is this correct?
Assuming this is correct, do I need to purchase additional SW to use the NI OPC Server for my project?
I have not used the NI OPC Server before. Is there a tutorial on NI's website anywhere?
Thanks for your help.
The NI OPC Server license is included in the Lookout license. So, you don't need purchase additional software if you have Lookout 6.6 activated. I think the help of NI OPC Server give you a brief introduction of how to use it. You need to create a channel, device and then add tags. After you configure the NI OPC Server, you can use the Quick Client tool to test the communication. The Quick Client is part of NI OPC Server. If you see value updating in Quick Client, it means the driver works. So you can add OPClient object in Lookout to connect the NI OPC Server.