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Kepware announces release of KEPServerEX version 6.2 industrial connectivity platform

August 022017
Kepware announces release of KEPServerEX version 6.2 industrial connectivity platform

August 2, 2017 - Kepware, a PTC business developing industrial connectivity software, announced the release of the KEPServerEX version 6.2 industrial connectivity platform. Enhancements include new functionality for the CODESYS Ethernet driver, a TIA Portal Exporter Utility, Configuration API support for the EFM Exporter, and improved interoperability with the ThingWorx IoT Platform.

Building upon the connectivity provided in its initial release, the CODESYS Ethernet driver for KEPServerEX version 6.2 now provides real-time read/write data access to devices running CODESYS V2.3 and V3. Customers with smart, connected operations using devices that run on CODESYS (a common PLC runtime and development environment) can now collect industrial data from disparate devices across their plant.

KEPServerEX version 6.2 also includes the following:

  • 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.
  • Configuration API support for the EFM Exporter: Customers with third-party applications (such as SCADA, HMI, IoT applications, and simple web applications) can now make programmatic changes to the EFM Exporter—enabling project standardization and simplification.
  • 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 version 8, KEPServerEX version 6.2 contains new functionality that gives users access to all of their KEPServerEX data within ThingWorx Composer, the ability to 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.

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

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 range of customers in a variety of vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power & Utilities, and more. 

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