Softing Inc.

Knoxville, TN 37920


About Softing Inc.

Softing helps you get connected with OPC UA Software Suites, gateways, data exchange modules, and chips and stacks for OEMs. Softing helps you stay connected with a unique line of Ethernet cable testing and cable certification products.

Product Summary

Products for industrial and process automation applications and tools for Ethernet certification and qualification.


7209 Chapman Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
United States
(865) 251-5252
(865) 579-4740

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Softing is a leading global provider of products for Industrial Automation. For over 35 years, the core business of Softing Industrial Automation has been industrial data communication in the form of chips, stacks, software suites, and hardware modules.

Softing's OPC/OPC UA code is the reference software for the OPC Foundation. Softing is also a market leader in FOUNDATION fieldbus as well as other fieldbus technologies such as PROFINET and EtherNet/IP. For enterprise-level communications, Softing offers the OPC/OPC UA software suite, dataFEED OPC, which provides OPC/OPC UA Client and Server connections.  Softing has a range of hardware-based OPC UA Server modules. For end-to-end database-to-controller data exchange, Softing offers both in-chassis and standalone hardware modules in its tManager and echocollect modules.

In addition to communication modules, Softing offers Cable Testing and Network Monitoring tools. For PROFIBUS DP/PA networks the PROFIBUS Tester 5 is the most complete diagnostics solution available. For Ethernet, WireXpert is a cable certifier capable of CAT 5e/6/6A/7/7A and CAT8 testing on both copper and fiber. For online monitoring, TH Link modules offer dedicated hardware for EtherNet/IP, Modbus/TCP, PROFINET and PROFIBUS and all can be accessed from a web browser. The TH Scope software provides additional diagnostics to these monitor modules.

All of these products are available from leading industrial distributors throughout North America.

Products & Press Releases

Source: Softing Industrial
smartLink HW-DP allows easy integration of Industry 4.0 applications into PROFIBUS & HART systems

Gateway for IoT Integration in Profibus and HART Systems with Extended Functionalities

Oct. 24, 2023
The smartLink HW-DP gateway from Softing Industrial enables access to Profibus DP networks independently of the controller. Version 1.30 offers extended functions for data transmission...
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Ethernet Cable Tester

Sept. 1, 2023
The CableMaster 210 is an Ethernet cable tester that is small enough to fit in your pocket. It includes a large LCD, backlit display and remote that neatly docks inside the local...
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HART Multiplexer Software

May 26, 2023
The HART multiplexer software smartLink SW-HT from Softing Industrial is a Docker container-based software application for accessing configuration and diagnostic data. It allows...
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Softing Enhances EdgeConnector Siemens

Oct. 7, 2020
Softing Industrial releases version v1.20 of edgeConnector Siemens. The software module is based on container technology and connects Siemens controllers with industrial IoT application...
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OPC Communication with Secure Link to IoT Clouds

March 13, 2017
Softing’s dataFEED OPC Suite makes it easy to implement a secure IoT cloud data application.
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Fast and Easy Implementation of Foundation fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA Field Devices

Feb. 22, 2016
The commModule PD is the successor of Softing’s proven Fieldbus Kit FBK-2.
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Softing: Software Update for PROFIBUS Tester

Nov. 27, 2015
Version V3.12 is a free download and includes improvements to the cable test function of the PROFIBUS Tester 5.
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Chemical Manufacturers Gain Operational Efficiency and Maintenance Predictability

July 15, 2015
Softing’s broad portfolio includes diagnostics that reduce network failures.

Articles & News

tManager inserts into the ControlLogix PLC chassis. tManager can move Logix tags from the in-chassis PLC, collect tags from other PLCs and move tags to the PostgreSQL database for monitoring, storing, analytics, high-speed sorting or recipe downloads.
Supplier News

Softing Inc. Connects Rockwell PLCs to PostgreSQL Databases

Jan. 4, 2023
Softing just extended tManager™ connectivity for Rockwell PLCs by adding a connector to PostgreSQL databases for easy, secure and robust production monitoring, recipe downloading...
OPC UA Reverse Connect enables secure communication between OPC UA components that are separated by firewalls. Source: Softing Industrial
Supplier News

dataFEED OPC Suite Extended from Softing Offers Additional Security for Data Integration with OPC UA Reverse Connect

Nov. 3, 2022
With the integration of OPC UA Reverse Connect into its dataFEED OPC Suite Extended V5.22, Softing enables secure communication between OPC UA components in OT and IT that are...
edgeAggregator, a flexible, container-based solution for managing complex system architectures in OT/IT integration
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Softing Introduces OPC UA-Based OT/IT Integration Solution with MQTT Connection

Aug. 11, 2022
With the new edgeAggregator, Softing offers a flexible, container-based solution for managing complex system architectures in OT/IT integration all the way to edge and cloud application...
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Softing Releases Pocket-Sized LinkXpert Family of Cable Testers

Feb. 2, 2022
LinkXpert devices allow cable installers and technicians to perform copper, PoE, fiber and Wi-Fi cable tests — all from a single device that fits in their pocket.
Easy access to Allen-Bradley and Schneider Electric HART modules (Source: Softing Industrial)
Supplier News

Software Multiplexer for Easy Connection of Allen-Bradley and Schneider Electric HART Modules to Emerson's AMS Device Manager

Oct. 21, 2021
Softing Industrial introduces smartLink SW-HT – a HART multiplexer software for accessing configuration and diagnostic data via Emerson's AMS Device Manager or other HART IP-enabled...
Supplier News

The OPC UA .Net Standard Toolkit from Softing Just Added Support for Machine Builders and PubSub MQTT

Aug. 19, 2021
OPC UA has dramatically changed the machine-2-machine communications. OPC UA is a service-oriented communications standard that is based on IPV4 and IPV6. Its flexible architecture...
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Supplier News

Datacom Sales Group Partners With Softing to Expand IT Network Technology Support for U.S. Customer Base

Aug. 16, 2021
Datacom Sales Group, LLC, a manufacturers’ representative firm that provides sales and marketing services to the datacom and networking industry, has announced a new partnership...
TranTek Automation delivered a plasma cutting robotic system that could communicate with its customer’s enterprise database.

Connecting PLCs to an Enterprise Database

Robotic welding system supplier uses Softing’s tManager Enterprise Appliance Transaction Module to deliver PLC data to enterprise-level databases for production recipe storage...
edgeConnector Modbus supports innovative industrial edge solutions. (Source: Softing Industrial)
Supplier News

Softing Industrial Automation GmbH, Softing Introduces Software Module for Connecting Modbus TCP Controllers to IIoT Applications

July 19, 2021
Softing adds to its Docker technology-based edgeConnector product family. The new edgeConnector Modbus is a flexible Docker container application for Modbus TCP controllers.

Videos & Resources

White Papers

Optimize manufacturing processes with a bi-directional connection between PLC and SQL database

March 11, 2024
Downloading recipes or uploading production metrics between PLC and SQL database used to involve custom coding, extra PC's, and protocol conversion that left manufacturing processes...
White Papers

Connect PLC to SQL Database in Container Logistics Application

Jan. 10, 2024
A coal shipping company was suffering from supply chain and operations inefficiencies and waste when train cars suffered downtime, and there was no automated means to see or coordinate...
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Understanding SQL Databases and PLC Transaction Managers

Jan. 8, 2024
What you need to know about relational databases (SQL) and how a PLC transaction manager can upload/download production parameters to link your PLC to business systems and streamline...


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The Quick Start offers a fast and flexible way to try out edgeConnector Siemens as connectivity solution with AWS.
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New AWS Quick Start for Softing edgeConnector Siemens Available

April 21, 2021
Softing Industrial launches an AWS Quick Start for its edgeConnector Siemens docker container application, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Profinet Safety, Security, and TSN Announcements

Profinet Safety, Security, and TSN Announcements

At Hannover Messe 2019, Profibus & Profinet International highlighted its ongoing work with the OPC Foundation around TSN, OPC UA’s use of ProfiSafe, and a new white paper designed...