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Kepware, a PTC Business, Releases KEPServerEX v6.4

KEPServerEX version 6.4 includes new data collection capabilities, improved data access, and seamless integration with both traditional and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) systems, enabling users to easily manage and monitor their plant floor.

TwinCAT OPC UA Server Now Integrated into Visual Studio

In the latest version, the TwinCAT OPC UA Server includes a so-called “configuration namespace”, which permits the full remote configuration of all server features via a secure OPC UA channel. In order to ensure a graphical, easy-to-use frontend for the configuration namespace, Beckhoff provides a software plug-in package for Microsoft Visual Studio.

OPC UA Capabilities Added to EdgeX Foundry

Prosys OPC and IOTech Systems Limited partner in providing OPC UA capabilities to EdgeX Foundry, a vendor-neutral open source project hosted by Linux Foundation that is building a common open framework for IoT edge computing.

Upgrade your Legacy OPC Systems to OPC UA

Integration Objects announced the latest release of its OPC UA Wrapper product. The software that enables OPC UA clients and servers to communicate with COM/DCOM based OPC servers and clients, respectively.

New OPC Products

There are five new products to announce this issue. First is RFID cloud connectivity enabled by OPC UA from Siemens. Next is IO-Link and OPC UA connectivity from Comtrol. Softing announces commercial licences for the open-source .NET OPC UA stack. Integration Objects introduces a proxy between OPC UA servers and OPC DA clients. Finally, Unified Automation has expanded their UaGateway with AMQP and MQTT capabilities.

New Products – April 2017

New products this month include DataHub version 8 from Cogent; a new OPC UA SDK from Matrikon; an embedded OPC UA toolkit from Softing; safety plus OPC UA from B&R; and OPC UA communication for power supplies from Siemens.

New OPC UA Products

Three new products of note this month are OPC UA Pub/Sub capabilities from Beckhoff, OPC UA embedded on Siemens drives, and OPC UA support for edge computing from TTTech.