Windows Printers

Windows Printers.

All printers that facilitate windows drivers can be addressed with this plug-in. The OPC Router offers a visual interface, which functions as label designer; thus allowing easy configuration of layout and printing fields. There is no need to make use of manufacturer-based design software. You can use conventional label printers to get your label printing jobs nicely and easily done.

Achieve More with Combined Systems

Printing systems are important for labeling or marking products with the appropriate product information. Product documentation needs to be printed for correct product identification in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations that apply to the product or product range.  The OPC Router transfers the required data from other connected system for timely and correct printing of certificates, shipping documents or delivery notes, packing lists,  pallet notes, etc. The integrated data stream connection via the OPC Router renders manually processed printing jobs obsolete.

Industry 4.0 with Windows printers

The Windows printer plug-in for the OPC Router is a useful interface because it connects your production plant, as one important step towards sufficient Industry 4.0 implementation throughout your business enterprise.

About the OPC Router

The OPC Router offers a visual network configuration interface for successful cross-linking of your systems. A high variety of plug-ins turn the OPC Router into a powerful data hub for industrial applications.
Easy configuration, sophisticated monitoring and robustness are main distinguishing features of the OPC Router.

Combining Systems

That’s how easy it is.

Transfer Objects

The transfer object of the Windows printer plug-in facilitates layout design with its own layout designer – as well as data transfer and printing.

Layout Designer

The layout designer helps create nice designs that can be saved as design templates. Moreover, the layout designer also allows the definition of variables that can be placed in any desired way in the template. Alternatively, variables can be transformed into diverse barcode designs, if the printed matter needs to be subsequently electronically scanned as part of the overall workflow.

Trigger Functions

The Windows printer plug-in does not have trigger functions of its own but uses the standard trigger functions the OPC Router offers.


The Windows printer plug-in retrieves the data according to pre-defined variables of the applicable master template and makes them availalbe as data fields for printing.

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How do Transfer Objects, Triggers and Browsing work?

The OPC Router establishes connections between systems that address core functions of the OPC Router.

Functions of the respective plug-ins may vary, due to the different nature of each connected system.

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Transfer Objects

Sources and Destinations

Transfer objects are the sources and destinations inside the OPC Router. They contain data fields with read and write functions. Depending on the respective interconnected system, the possible configuration scope of sources and destinations may vary.

Homegeinity on the Outside – Heterogeinity on the Inside

Inside the OPC Router configuration, the transfer object abstracts the respective system of any connected system into a simple data input and data output block. Thus, the functions can be treated in the same way although each connected system has very individual features.

Trigger Functions

Prompting Connections

Triggers determine execution time of data connections. Various Triggers can be used for these connections, independent of transfer object type.  Within each connection, several triggers can be used together via AND/OR-connections.
Triggers can also be useful as data sources if the prompting event is combined with data reception.


Searching and Finding Data Fields

Easy browsing also makes data field configuration easy when establishing transfer objects in order to establish the respective interface connection. The browsing mechanisms may vary, depending on the system and its available plug-in.

Reading out Structures

Many plug-ins that are available for the OPC Router offer easy search and selection tools for quick identification of respective data fields without the need for specific knowledge about inherent subsystems. The user can easily browse through the data. Data source structures may vary according to the specification of each respective plug-in.