EC: KEPServerEX 5.18

Software - Applications: With significant enhancements offering additional device connectivity and an improved user experience, KEPServerEX 5.18 enables users to connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and software applications. This is a Control Engineering 2016 Engineers’ Choice Awards Winner.
October 15, 2015

KEPServerEX, Kepware TechnologiesKEPServerEX is the industry’s leading communications platform that provides a single source of industrial automation data to all applications. The platform design allows users to connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and software applications through one intuitive user interface.

KEPServerEX leverages OPC (the automation industry’s standard for interoperability) and IT-centric communication protocols (such as SNMP, ODBC, and web services) to provide users with a single source for industrial data. Designed around the four product pillars of proven interoperability, centralized communications, on-demand scalability, and industrial strength, KEPServerEX is developed and tested to meet our customers’ performance, reliability, and ease-of-use requirements.

KEPServerEX 5.18 includes the following key updates:

  • The Media Level Redundancy plug-in now supports a user-configurable triggering mechanism that can initiate failover based on single point value change, quality change, or rate of change. This capability was added to support high-reliability tunneling with Kepware’s OPC UA-based tunneling solution.
  • The KEPServerEX platform now allows changes to be made to tag definitions in real-time. These changes apply to existing and new clients, and ensure the integrity of all connected clients.
  • The ABB Totalflow driver now supports liquid electronic flow measurement (EFM) data collection. It also has the ability to retrieve trend log files from Totalflow devices (which log real-time data points like flow rates, pressures, and temperatures) and make them available via CSV files.

KEPServerEX 5.18 also features updates to 32 products, including significant enhancements to the OPC UA Client driver, Advanced Tags plug-in, and Scheduler plug-in. It includes new Fisher ROC and ROC Plus Ethernet drivers for the Fisher ROC Suite, along with additional OpCode support in all ROC Suite drivers.

Kepware Technologies, www.kepware.com