This FAQ acts as a guideline for costs per node usage for home use. Costs are indications based on maker and home grade hardware and industrial software license components.
If you wish to use our Sparkplug for CODESYS library in a real industrial environment, no problem! You only need an industrial PLC/PC hardware platform as the base software is allready industrial grade and has a runtime license (presumably). The software only needs an IIot libaries bundle license.
Though our library is for the larger part open source, we still make use of the Single License (SL) industrial IoT bundle component to guarantee MQTT stability. Luckily this library offers excellent value for money! It has an amazing assortment of filehandling and communication protocol suites. Especially if you take into consideration that you can use all provided software components from the IIoT Bundle library SL and the Runtime SL for your individual use.
It is recommended to spend a little extra on the optional usb license storage key and activate your runtime and library licenses on it. Wait for your key to arrive, and activate the license on them, plug it in your hardware -> READY!
Benefits of the USB license storage key
If you choose the soft-container please take in account the following
There is a procedure for this, but a dongle just makes life easier. The choice is yours.
In the end it all depends on the chosen hardware, but for around 160 Euro you have a very powerful and highly scalable PLC based on Raspberry Pi 3B hardware for home educational and lab purpose. It can act as a programmable gateway for all your (wireless) home automation and is more then capable of running CODESYS Sparkplug Primary Host node or a Edge Node (or both at once). It can even run an MQTT broker at the same time!
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