The Excel Option for QuickOPC allows you to set up a communication link between Excel and any OPC server. It is possible to subscribe to and view real-time data, and also write the data back. No programming, macros or add-ins are necessary. With just drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste, you can create Microsoft Excel sheets with live, animated OPC data.
The StreamInsight Option for QuickOPC allows you to bring in data from OPC sources into StreamInsight, analyze them and process them further, and even feed the results back to OPC servers. Data from OPC can be combined with data from multiple other sources. You can monitore the data for meaningful patterns, trends and exceptions. Data can be analyzed and correlated while they are in-flight.
Footnote & required disclosure: QuickOPC (including its Options) is a software development kit (SDK) for development of OPC clients. Installing QuickOPC or its Options does not change system settings.