EC: KEPServerEX v5
Software - connectivity, integration software: Kepware Technologies, KEPServerEX v5. KEPServerEX is an interoperability software server connecting disparate systems and interfaces. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) Award winner.
KEPServerEX version 5 communications server from Kepware Technologies features many technical advancements, including a separation of runtime and development modes, platform flexibility, and a single interface for more than 150 different communication protocols and applications. KEPServerEX supports numerous application interfaces (OPC DA, OPC AE, OPC UA, OPC Xi, Wonderware's SuiteLink, GE Intelligent Platforms NIO, DDE, AdvancedDDE, Oracle MOC, and ODBC) allowing virtually any client application to monitor, historize, or control data. KEPServerEX's breadth of communications, ease of use, and flexibility across multiple platforms at an affordable price make connecting to hardware (PLCs, DCS, PACS, Sensors, Switches, etc.) and applications a simple choice. The level of communications offered allows for a one-stop shopping experience with one application to use. More than 50 automation hardware and software vendors are private labeling, selling or recommending KEPServerEX.
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