Connnectivity II: OPC server for LabView uses Kepware technology
NI used Kepware's OPC server technology, KEPServerEX, to create the new NI OPC server.
National Instruments has partnered with Kepware Technologies to enable engineers and scientists using LabVIEW to easily incorporate advanced measurements, analysis, and control into their existing industrial systems.
“Manufacturers are expressing a desire to procure their OPC communications solutions, both client and server, from a single source,” said Craig Resnick, ARC research director.ilities a non-issue going forward by enhancing the ability of their products to communicate with devices on the plant floor. Manufacturers benefit from not having to contend with a myriad of suppliers, custom interfaces, or drivers to achieve device communication.”
KEPServerEX technology enables users to quickly set up communications from equipment to control systems with a range of "plug-in" device drivers and components. Kepware’s vice president of marketing and sales Roy Kok, said, “This relationship will significantly enhance the ability of NI to serve the automation marketplace with its industrial measurement and control solutions.”
John Hanks, vice president of product marketing at National Instruments, said, “A guiding principle for NI is openness, and working with Kepware enables our customers to easily connect NI platforms with their existing automation systems. Kepware products have an excellent reputation in the marketplace, and we are confident that this relationship will enable NI customers to more easily optimize their existing automation systems with NI tools for machine vision, data acquisition, and embedded control technologies.”
—Control Engineering News Desk
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