3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH & CODESYS

The company behind the brand

High expertise in software development and innovative technical concepts - that is what 3S-Smart Software Solutions, the company behind CODESYS stands for.

Inspiring Automation Solutions - goal and motivation.

Users and device manufacturers value to the company's many years of experience in all areas of automation technology as well as the open and authentic corporate communication.

Company Headquarters
Kempten, Germany (head office)
Peking, China (independent sales and support subsidiary)
Milan, Italy (independent sales, development and support subsidiary)
Chicago, USA (independent sales and support subsidiary))

Year of Establishment
1994

Founders / Owners / Managing Directors
Dieter Hess, Manfred Werner

Employees
predominantly software engineers

Products
CODESYS - the manufacturer-independent IEC 61131-3 automation software

Quality Management
Certified to ISO 9001 since 2005(Certificate ISO 9001:2015 PDF)

Market Distribution
More than 3 million device licences sold worldwide

Customers
More than 400 industrial companies worldwide, predominantly manufacturers of programmable automation components / controllers

Partners
Distributors in more than ten countries
User support by independent System Partners worldwide (e.g. for creation of applications, system integration, training)

Technical Milestones

2017

  • First CODESYS compatible SoftPLC for a Siemens device – with EtherCAT support, additional SoftPLC systems for devices from WAGO and Janztec – Winner of the Automation Award 2017 for these systems
  • Ethernet fieldbus systems reconfigurable at runtime
  • Memory tools for graphic display of memory consumption in the controller
  • Powerful new visualization element XY-Plot

2016

  • Encrypted communication / signature based on X.509 certificates 
  • Robotics function certified by PLCopen 
  • PROFINET device protocol stack 
  • Accelerated innovation cycles in engineering thanks to device application 
  • CODESYS HMI SL: Visualization client for CODESYS V3 and V2.3 devices

2015

  • CODESYS Depictor – integrated 3D visualization
  • CODESYS OPC UA Server

2014

  • CODESYS SoftPLC for RaspberryPi
  • Communication stacks integrated in CODESYS for general automation (EtherNet/IP scanner/adapter, PROFINET Controller) and special industries (BACnet, IEC 61850 Server)

2013

  • CODESYS Store: first integrated app store platform for the automation industry
  • HTML5 web visualization with responsive design

2012

  • CODESYS Professional Developer Edition CODESYS Safety

2011

  • CODESYS Application Composer CODESYS Security

2008

  • CODESYS Automation Platform

2006

  • CODESYS V3 – new generation of the Development System based on the Microsoft .NET technology; new option: object oriented programming

2005

  • CODESYS SoftMotion

2003

  • CODESYS Target- and WebVisu

2002

  • realtime SoftSPS CODESYS SP RTE for Windows

2001

  • CODESYS HMI

1999

  • SoftPLC under WinNT
  • WinCE first Visualization clients

1998/1999

  • CODESYS Gateway Server
  • OPC-Server

1996

  • Development of integrated compilers for 8-, 16- and 32-bit CPUs

1994/1996

Market launch of CODESYS V1.0

  • C-Code generation
  • Interpreter Code
  • integrated Visualization for demonstration purposes
  • runtime system available as a backend