Connectivity software upgrade for IIoT solutions
Kepware’s KEPServerEX Version 6.1 connectivity software is designed to strengthen the industrial connectivity platform’s core server functionalities that support operational intelligence and the rapid development and deployment of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Key updates include an enhanced OPC UA Client driver, expanded Configuration API capabilities, and new connectivity mapping features. Version 6.1 includes the following updates:
- OPC UA Client driver updates: Customers now have full access to controllers with embedded OPC UA Servers. Updates to the OPC UA Client driver include support for OPC UA Nano profile servers as well as complex data types.
- Configuration API updates: Customers using the Configuration API to remotely create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) configuration objects in KEPServerEX can now perform these actions on the IoT Gateway advanced plug-in. The Configuration API has also been enhanced to support access to Event Log messages without the KEPServerEX configuration client.
- Enhanced KEPServerEX integration with the ThingWorx Industrial IoT Platform: Enables customers with smart, connected manufacturing applications or products that leverage industrial controllers to map tags within KEPServerEX to properties on devices connected to ThingWorx.
In addition, the KEPServerEX V6.1 release introduces the new CODESYS Ethernet driver for connectivity to devices running CODESYS V2.3. It also features enhancements to 34 key drivers and advanced plug-ins.