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Kepware is the world leader in communication software for automation and offers unique experience in both OPC and embedded device communications. Since its beginning in 1995, Kepware has focused on the development of communication drivers to automation controllers, I/O and field devices. Operating system support includes; Microsoft Windows Desktop, Server and Embedded (Windows CE and Windows NT/XP Embedded). Today, with over 150 communication protocols, and through the efforts of our direct sales, distribution and embedded partners, Kepware is the leading provider of communications with annual shipments exceeding 100,000 units.

Kepware's unique driver architecture combined with industry and third party vendor standards ensure Kepware's ability to deliver state of the art and ideal fit solutions for industry leading automation suppliers. Kepware's genuine OPC software products are known worldwide for quality, reliability and ease of use. Their mission is to become the de facto standard for third party connectivity.

Kepware's responsiveness to customer needs and strong partnerships with other leading automation suppliers ensure that your next application will be a success. Ask around and you'll hear why automation professionals everywhere consider Kepware Technologies "Automation's Best Friend".

Kepware's employees are a key asset. Most have been with us for many years. Their technical and industry experience is invaluable in maintaining our position in the automation market. The qualities that best exemplify the Kepware business culture are integrity, dedication and talent. While we recognize that each Kepware employee has unique skills and abilities to contribute, we feel strongly that integrity, dedication and talent are the core components of our daily business practices and have been essential to the success of our company.
2015 In Review - Find out what Kepware accomplished and what is planned for 2016
Control Engineering Engineer's Choice Award
Software - Applications: 2010 - 2016
   
Proven Interoperability
KEPServerEX exchanges data and information between different automation and information systems. Information is interpreted and translated through KepserverEX's extensive library of communications protocols and interfaces, allowing information to flow seamlessly. Automation and enterprise information systems can work together through KepserverEX's current and expanding communication driver offering. KepserverEX offers over 150 drivers that include more than 250 unique protocols. KepserverEX offers open standard interfaces that include - OPC DA, OPC UA, Alarms and Events, DDE, SNMP Agent as well as integration with Relational databases.
   
Centralized Communications
KEPServerEX provides the ability to consolidate data and information from various sources. This ensures both consistency and reliability of data as well as reduces the number of third party communications servers from which data is gathered from. A single source reduces network traffic, device and system resource usage and data inconsistencies for the client application. KepserverEX provides a manageable and scalable platform for automation communications. KepserverEX is a single server platform, providing all communications and data manipulation. KepserverEX offers easy to use tools, enabling rapid solution deployment. Tools include: Automatic Tag Generation, Programmatic Tag Generation Tools, Configuration Import/Export and Advanced Tags for linking and computations.
   
On-Demand Scalability
KEPServerEX is designed to accommodate an organization's evolving communications demands and can be done without any interruption of existing communications. Its on-demand modular design presents automation control systems with new and improved functionality for enhanced communications. KepserverEX is a plug and play application. You can add drivers and communications options on demand. KepserverEX offers separate configuration and runtime modes, allowing real time parallel configuration and live operation. KepserverEX's unique channel architecture scales from applications with one device and one tag to thousands of devices with millions of tags.
   
Industrial Strength
KEPServerEX is designed to meet the highest standard of quality as determined by independent agencies, industrial automation users, and those at Kepware. Through extensive testing and certification, Kepware's products are developed to ensure quality. KepserverEX demonstrates the highest level of excellence in interoperability, robustness and usability as determined by the OPC Foundation's independent test lab. Kepware employs strict internal quality and control standards, ensuring a reliable product.
   
Real World Solutions for Real World Problems
100's of Automation Drivers & Open Standards Connectivity to Leading Client Applications Advanced Diagnostic Tools
Advanced User Management Automatic Device Demotion Automatic Tag Database Generation
Configuration of Tag Database CVS File Ethernet Encapsulation Event Log
Free Built-in OPC Test Client Free System & Statistic Tags Host Name Resolution
Multi-Threaded Design OPC & Device Diagnostics Ping it First Utility
Multi-Tag Generation Tool Radio Modem Support Advanced Security
Separate Runtime & Configuration Modes System Service or Interactive Modes Write Optimization & Error Recovery
   
Drivers "Plug-in" to KEPServerEX

Kepware utilizes a plug-in device driver feature for its KEPServerEX product. A "Plug-in" is a software program (.dll) that extends the capabilities of KEPServerEX to fit the communication requirements of a specific device or system. The plug-in driver handles all of the proprietary communications between the device/system and the OPC layer, KEPServerEX. The KEPServerEX core then handles all OPC and Proprietary Client communications between the plug-in driver and the Client application. For a complete list of features and capabilities please visit the KEPServerEX overview page.

  • OPC Foundation Certified - The Best of OPC on the Market
  • High Performance - Multi Threaded - Runtime Configurable
  • Detailed Protocol Diagnostics - Communications Trace
  • Detailed OPC Diagnostics - Communications Trace
  • Native Interfaces - Client Connectivity Beyond the OPC Standards
  • Stratus High Availability Computing - Certified
  • Marathon High Availability Computing - Certified
  • Kepware 2 Hour Demonstration Mode on all Products
   
KEPServerEX
KEPServerEX is the leading OPC Server providing unsurpassed industrial connectivity with over 150 downloadable device drivers that support several hundred model types.

KepserverEX Individual OPC Driver Suites - Comprised of 72 Suites with over 150 different drivers and include over 250 unique protocols.

   
KEPServerEX Vertical Bundle Suites
IT and Infrastructure Suite provides automation, IT and operations professionals with access to the world's leading communication software needed to monitor and control your system infrastructure.
Manufacturing Suite gives the industry professional a comprehensive list of drivers to work with at an affordable price. You will get access to all of our standard $995 drivers for use on a single PC/Machine.
Building Automation Suite provides industry professionals with access to the world's leading communication software needed to facilitate the management of building lighting, HVAC, power, safety and security.
Oil and Gas Suite provides industry professionals with access to the world's leading communication software needed to monitor and control petroleum, natural gas, and pipeline process installations.
Kepware's Power Distribution Suite gives the Power Distribution professional a comprehensive list of drivers to work with at an affordable price.
   
KEPServerEx Plug-ins
Advanced Tags Plug-in for KEPServerEX delivers an array of mathematic and logical operators enabling the generation of new data, or the aggregation of existing data into information suitable for higher level archival and analysis. (Plug-in)
Alarms and Events Condition Plug-in for KEPServerEX - Create and manage Alarms and Events with the Alarm and Event Condition plug-in forKEPServerEX. OPC AE clients can access the KEPServerEX Event Log and New Alarm and Event Conditions from KEPServerEX's 140+ communication driver tags, or Math and Logic Tags from our Advanced Tag Plug-in. (Plug-in)
DataLogger Plug-in for KEPServerEX you can seamlessly log any OPC item/tag from KEPServerEX to your favorite ODBC compliant database like Access, SQL, and MySQL. (Plug-in)

Many Flow computers and devices store historical EFM (Electronic Flow Measurement) data used primarily for custody transfer. The EFM Exporter for KEPServerEX works hand-in-hand with KEPServerEX EFM drivers, scheduling the retrieval and exporting of EFM data to common industry formats like Flow-Cal and PGAS, as well as custom formats like CSV.

The Industrial Data Forwarder (IDF) for Splunk Plug-In connects Operations Technology (OT) with Information Technology (IT), extending the KEPServerEX communications platform and enabling Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Lead the charge on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) at your organization with the IoT Gateway for KEPServerEX. It connects Operations Technology (OT) with Information Technology (IT), enabling visibility across the enterprise. The IoT Gateway leverages the 150+ communications drivers within KEPServerEX to seamlessly stream real-time industrial control data directly into Big Data and analytic software applications for Business Intelligence and Operational Excellence.
The Local Historian Plug-In moves data collection, storage, and access closer to the data source to prevent data loss and improve operational efficiency via open access and a single product solution.
Scheduler Plug-in for KepserverEX - The Scheduler Plug-In for KEPServerEX enables users to move the scheduling of data requests from the client to the server to optimize client communications across networks with limited bandwidth.
Security Policies Plug-in for KepserverEX - Kepware's Security Policies Plug-In allows administrators to assign security access permissions on individual objects. (Plug-in)
SNMP Agent Plug-in for KEPServerEX - Kepware's SNMP Agent for KEPServerEX provides an easy to use software platform for IT professionals to get access to automation systems and devices. (Plug-in)
   
KEPServerEx Specialty Drivers
ESI offers a page devoted specifically for Machine connectivity, presenting drivers for (GE) Fanuc Focas, Mitsubishi CNC Ethernet and the newly released MTConnect - link
CID (Custom Interface Driver - Patent Pending) is the ideal solution to quickly and easily add proven interoperability to any of your custom integration projects.
ODBC Client driver works in conjunction with our OPC Server KEPServerEX, to provide single-point access to multiple ODBC data sources via ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity).
OPC Connectivity Suite - Reduce the amount of time and frustration in setting up a remote OPC DA connection via DCOM. There is no more need to disable firewalls and expose computers to unauthorized or anonymous users as OPC UA greatly simplifies firewall configuration and completely eliminates DCOM.
SNMP Suite provides operators with a real time view of the health of their Ethernet network devices, the overall Ethernet network traffic and status from within their OPC client software environment.
The System Monitor Device Driver uses the Microsoft Performance Data Helper application interface to provide access to performance information on Processes, Threads and other system components on the user's system. Install KEPServerEX and the System Monitor driver on each System/PC to begin monitoring the performance of your PC from your OPC Client applications, including HMI, SCADA, Historian, MES, ERP, and countless custom applications.
The U-CON Protocol Server enables you to quickly and easily develop communications drivers for nearly any serial device or Ethernet device such as a barcode scanner, RFID reader, printer, weigh scale, sensor, or some other industrial device.
   
Other Kepware Products and Services
ClientAce provides simple-to-use tools for developers wanting to build an OPC client application. With powerful drag-and-drop controls or a full API, you can quickly OPC client-enable your .NET applications.
LinkMaster has the capabilities of both a "server" and a "client" application, allowing it to access, collect, organize, and link data from multiple OPC servers with built-in scaling, user-access manager, error tracking, and write optimization capabilities.
RedundancyMaster increases the reliability and availability of OPC data by allowing multiple OPC Servers to be configured into redundant pairs, then seamlessly appear as a single OPC Server to any OPC Client application.
Kepware offers OPC Product Training Courses, taught both here in Maine, or can be arranged at your site. We offer detailed hands on training and support and classes can be customized for your needs. Contact us to schedule.
Kepware's License Service Agreement delivers both Technical Support and Product Updates as an optional purchase with a product sale. The License Service Agreement begins after the initial 90 day warranty period.
   
Development Services - Kepware is the world leader in communication software for automation and offers a unique experience in both OPC and embedded device communications. Since its beginning in 1995, Kepware has focused on the development of communication drivers, their unique driver architecture combined with industry and third party vendor standards ensure Kepware's ability to deliver state of the art and ideal fit solutions for industry leading automation suppliers.

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