I have Control Builder AC 800M Version 4.1 with the same OPC server. New newer versions for New computers. HELP!
I am moving to new computers and my version of Control Builder and the OPC server that I have will not install on the new computers. What is the part number of the new software that I will need?
Present version of Control Builder AC 800M is Version 4.1 and the OPC server is the same.
Will the upgrade require any upgrades to my PLC's?
In practice, each xA version is built for a given version of Microsoft Windows, roughly:
1.x - 2.x : Win2kP/Win2kS
3.x : WinXP/Win2kS
4.x - 5.0: WinXP/Win2k3S
5.1 : Win7/Win2k8S
6.0 : Win8/Win2k12S
With 4.1 you must use XP and 2003 Server.
The release notes and 3BUA000500 (Third Party SW) document gives further advice.
Your current version of Control Builder AC 800M Version 4.1 would be working on Windows Xp. The latest computer available in market would be Win 7 / 8 and this version would not be supported. You can go with either of vesion 5 or 6. With the software evolution, there would be need to upgrade the controller & FCI firmware, but no physically controller / IO hardware upgrade is required.