Using Bridge Interfaces

With its OPC Connectivity and its Datasource Interfaces the system easily connects to a wide variety of 3rd-party datasources. But a few cases require very specific functionality. This is provided by the system’s Bridge Services.
How these services are installed and used is the subject of the following pages.

If you want to connect to an OSI PI system historian or OSI PI batch record system through the Batch Record Datasource or HistorySink objects, the PI Bridge service should be installed.

To create an interface to a Uniformance PHD Server through the HistoryTransporter objects, the PHD Bridge service should be installed.

If you wish to create an interface to a PCS7 Simatic Batch Server through the Lua API, the Simatic Batch Bridge service should be installed . It uses the Simatic Batch API.