New products in this issue of OPC Connect include updates to an OPC server, OPC training, OPC integration into business integration tools, and all-in-one OPC server. Click headlines for additional details.
Kepware Technologies, a software development company focused on communications for automation, today announced the release of KEPServerEX version 5.17. Key enhancements to the flagship communications platform include the new Scheduler Plug-In and updates to the Local Historian Plug-In and EFM Suite. The release strengthens Kepware’s product offering for industries requiring remote communications, including Oil & Gas, Water & Wastewater, and Power.
With OPC-UA, a platform and vendor-neutral data access specification, connecting any PLC device to Ignition is easy. Device connections are done over the Ethernet for those devices for which there is an Ignition device driver. Ignition can easily and quickly connect to third party OPC servers via OPC-UA or OPC-DA (using the OPC-COM module) for devices that do not have a supported driver.
Use the features of IBM® Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack, which are compliant with OPC, to integrate your data sources and IBM Integration Bus applications. IBM Integration Bus Manufacturing Pack provides an OPC client that receives and processes data from an OPC Classic Server, and an OPC client that receives and processes data from an OPC UA Server.
Softing‘s new dataFEED OPC Suite combines OPC Server and OPC Middleware functionality into one compact software solution. The state-of-the-art graphical user interface with intelligent, practice-oriented default settings and intuitive user guidance is designed to make it exceptionally easy for plant manufacturers and maintenance engineers to quickly configure OPC communications. The highly scalable dataFEED OPC Suite provides users with the flexibility to pick and choose only those components that perfectly fit the application requirements.