DataHub DDE Tunneller

Connect any DDE-enabled program like Excel across a network

DDE Tunneller diagram

The DataHub DDE Tunneller connects to any number of different DDE-enabled programs like Excel, and allows you to easily share that data with other DataHubs across a network or Internet connection. A common use for the DDE Tunneller is to share data from Excel spreadsheets across a network.

Note: another way to connect Excel to the DataHub is using the Vine Add-in.

You can

  • Network Excel spreadsheets.
  • Share industrial or financial data in real time.
  • Aggregate DDE data feeds.

Unique Advantages

  • Reduces communication complexities by reading the data into the DataHub and then tunnelling it to other DataHub instances, using DHTP. No need to perform protocol conversion until you connect to the client program on the other end of the tunnel.
  • Supports SSL encryption for better security.
  • Connects directly to Cogent DataHub service for Azure for networking Excel data between remote locations.
  • Unlimited number of tunnel connections per DataHub instance.

Included Features

  • DDE Support – connect to DDE clients and servers like MS Excel.
  • Tunnel/Mirror – secure networking of OPC data without DCOM problems, using DHTP.
  • Data Aggregation – merge data from multiple sources into a common data set.
  • Secure Remote Configuration Tool – Configure a network of DataHub installations from a single location.
  • QuickTrend – view live, real-time trends for selected data.
  • Scripting – program custom solutions to meet your specific needs.
  • Security – control access and set permissions for users and groups.

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  • Bridging – connect two or more data sources to share data in real time.
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  • Database write – write data to any ODBC database.
  • Database read – read data from any ODBC database.