Kepware Releases OPC Server

Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 07:02 PM gHale

Addressing the evolving customer needs related to data storage, accessibility, and compliance across major industries including oil and gas, power, discrete and process manufacturing, Kepware Technologies released KEPServerEX version 5.14.

KEPServerEX version 5.14 now supports Liquid Electronic Flow Measurement (EFM) data for several drivers and plug-ins in Kepware’s EFM Suite, including existing Fisher ROC+ and OMNI Flow Computer drivers, as well as the EFM Exporter. The EFM Exporter has been engineered to export data to Flow-Cal as liquid CFX files.

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Collect Gas & Liquid EFM Data in One Server—with Real-Time Data, Too

The enhanced EFM Suite allows users to minimize the solutions necessary for collecting real-time and historical gas and liquid EFM data from the industry’s leading flow computers, and reduce the number of applications required to perform measurement analysis.

“Having successfully used Kepware to collect real-time data from OMNI Flow Computers and other automation devices, we jumped at the opportunity to beta test Liquid EFM support in their OMNI Flow Computer Driver and EFM Exporter,” said Mark Atwood, director of liquid measurement, Crosstex Energy. “The new solution has proved invaluable.”

KEPServerEX version 5.14 also features performance improvements to the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Ethernet Driver, designed to take advantage of larger packet sizes allowed in v20 ControlLogix Controllers and higher. Major usability improvements have been made to the Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet Driver, including Automatic Tag Generation for S7 300 and S7 400 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).

“As industrial automation technology advances, we want to ensure that Kepware’s solutions support and leverage the most recent capabilities of industry-leading vendors like Rockwell Automation and Siemens” said Tony Paine, chief executive of Kepware Technologies. “With KEPServerEX version 5.14, we focused heavily on integrating with vendors that have the greatest impact on the market — and meeting our customers’ increasing needs for reliable data access and management.”

DataLogger Plug-In upgrades in KEPServerEX version 5.14 guarantee delivery of valuable process data to a SQL server. The new store and forward technology stores data locally when connectivity to the SQL server is lost, and then forwards the stored data to the SQL server once the server becomes available again.

Click here for a demo download.

Click here to view a video demo of KEPServerEX version 5.14.

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