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Kepware Expands Flagship Product to Offer Additional Device Connectivity and Support of Chinese Language

2017-07-06 09:03
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KEPServerEX V6.2 includes localization of core features and top drivers into simplified Chinese

PORTLAND, Maine, July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kepware® a PTC business developing industrial connectivity software, today announced the release of the KEPServerEX® version 6.2 industrial connectivity platform. Significant enhancements include localization of core server components and top-tier drivers into simplified Chinese, a new TIA Portal Exporter utility, new functionality for the CODESYS Ethernet driver, improved interoperability with the ThingWorx® IoT Platform, and Configuration API support for the EFM Exporter.

With KEPServerEX version 6.2, core server components and top-tier drivers—including the Allen-Bradley Suite, Mitsubishi Suite, Omron Suite, and more—have been localized into simplified Chinese.

"Localization into simplified Chinese presents new efficiencies for our customers here in Asia," said Jason Ye, Application Engineer, PTC. "Users in Mainland China, Singapore, and Taiwan can now navigate and interact with KEPServerEX more effectively, enabling more productive, streamlined, and safe operations as well as expanded integration. KEPServerEX is a truly global product, and this update is a testament to our commitment to supporting the needs of our global customers."

KEPServerEX version 6.2 also includes the following:

  • New TIA Portal Exporter Utility: Customers with Siemens S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, and S7-1500 controllers that utilize the Siemens TIA Portal can now gain immediate access to their data. Used with the Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet driver, the TIA Portal Exporter Utility enables users to automatically generate the specific tags they need for their KEPServerEX projects.
  • CODESYS Ethernet driver: KEPServerEX version 6.2 provides real-time read/write data access to devices running CODESYS V3. Customers with smart, connected operations using devices that run on CODESYS (a common PLC runtime and development environment) can now easily collect industrial data from disparate devices across their plant.
  • Enhanced ThingWorx integration: Customers utilizing KEPServerEX with ThingWorx can now quickly and easily find and utilize industrial data in augmented reality experiences, machine learning models, mashups, or other ThingWorx tools. In conjunction with ThingWorx 8, KEPServerEX version 6.2 contains new functionality that gives users easy access to all of their KEPServerEX data within ThingWorx Composer, the ability to quickly associate that data with new or existing things in the ThingModel, and the ability to view mapping and critical diagnostic information from the ThingWorx platform.
  • Configuration API support for the EFM Exporter: Customers can now make programmatic changes to the EFM Exporter via third-party applications (such as SCADA, HMI, IoT applications, and simple web applications)—enabling project standardization and simplification.

KEPServerEX version 6.2 also includes updates to 19 other server components, drivers, and advanced plug-ins.

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About Kepware
@Kepware is a software development business of PTC Inc. located in Portland, Maine. Kepware provides a portfolio of software solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications and enable the Industrial Internet of Things. From plant floor to wellsite to windfarm, Kepware serves a wide range of customers in a variety of vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power & Utilities, and more. Established in 1995 and now distributed in more than 100 countries, Kepware® software solutions help thousands of businesses improve operations and decision making. Learn more at https://www.kepware.com/.

About PTC
PTC has the most robust Internet of Things technology in the world. In 1986 we revolutionized digital 3D design. Now our leading IoT and AR platform and field-proven solutions bring together the physical and digital worlds to reinvent the way you create, operate, and service products. With PTC, global manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners and developers can capitalize on the promise of the IoT today and drive the future of innovation. 

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Kepware, the Kepware logo, KEPServerEX and ThingWorx are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. 

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Torey Penrod-Cambra
VP Marketing Programs
+1 (207) 775-1660
tpenrodcambra@ptc.com

 

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