Nucleus Pricing Plans

Most SCADA software applications typically charge expensive licensing, annual subscription costs and/or bundled fees with misleading “as low as” pricing claims. These overly complex pricing plans make it difficult for clients to accurately plan budgets and exercise cost control.

Simply put: We make pricing simple and offer an overall greater value than comparable SCADA/HMI platforms. In addition to world-class reliability, speed and functionality, Nucleus’ pricing model makes it the ideal SCADA solution for developers seeking to build small- to medium-size industrial application projects at a fraction of the cost.

Development Licenses for both stand-alone and runtime projects are always free and users can develop an unlimited number of projects.

Runtime Licenses can be acquired for a one-time licensing fee and customers can choose among three flat-rate Runtime pricing packages.

The following packages described below can be purchased by logging into your Customer Portal orby contacting our sales team.

Development Package

This free option is for customers seeking to explore the capabilities and unique features of the Nucleus platform risk-free in a development environment. Users can acquire a Development License for an unlimited number of projects at no cost by downloading the Nucleus Developer application. The Developer contains everything a user will need to build a distributable SCADA control system for either a Standalone or Network System.

Network Runtime Package (Standard)

Includes one (1) Communications Server Module application and one (1) Logic Server Module application. This package also includes two (2) thin Client HMI Stations to be installed on separate networked computers.

Network Runtime Package (Advanced)

Includes the relational database installed on a server along with one (1) Communications Server Module application and one (1) Logic Server Module application. This package also includes up to four (4) thin Client HMI Stations to be installed on separate networked computers.

Standalone Runtime Package

This single distributable SCADA application runs on a single computer as an HMI to control and monitor a process. The Logic Server Module and the Communications Server Module are integrated into this application as a complete SCADA system.

Additional Configurations:

Communications Server Application: More than one can be purchased separately to allow for connection to multiple HMIs, provide redundancy, or to provide more concurrent links to PLCs or other devices (up to four total). Redundancy is configured in one or two pairs.

Logic Server Application: A second Logic Server Module application can be purchased for redundancy – up to two (2) total. The Logic Server Module provides the logic to generate alarms, calculated values, and stored procedures that are defined in the Developer application.

Additional Networked Client HMIs: Client HMIs can be purchased individually up to a total of ten (10).

All Pricing Packages Include:

  • Nucleus Developer application (includes free upgrades)
  • Relational Database
  • One HMI Station for designing and testing a Stand-Alone or Network System
  • One Communications Server Module application to use and test when the project is designed to operate as a Network System
  • One Logic Server Module application to use and test when the developed system is designed as a Network System
  • Simulation Module
  • Historian Module
  • Real-Time Playback to Screen Module
  • Alarms & Notifications Module
  • Reporting Module Compatibility
  • Screen Annotations Tool
  • Graphics & Icons Library
  • Third-Party Modules
  • Compatibility
    MQTT for IIoT Connection (Late 2021)
  • Compatible I/O Drivers:
    OPC (DA), Allen Bradley Legacy (PLC 5 and SLC 5000 series), Allen Bradley ControlLogix and Compactlogix series, Siemens PAC systems S7 series, DNP3, Modbus TCP; plus Train Control Protocols (ethernet and serial) including Genesys, Data Train VIII, GE LCP protocol (VHLC and Harmon)
  • “Standard” Customer Support Plan: Free Online Support (M-F Business Hours)
  • “Advanced” Customer Support Plan: 1-year renewable subscription that includes unlimited Online and Telephone support (custom price varies per project scope)