As we transition through another release cycle, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on another successful year for Kepware. World-class industrial connectivity enabling digital thread, the launch of Kepware+ (our first hybrid-SaaS offering), and a strong focus on core product architecture designed for secure, standardized, and seamless integration of industrial systems are just a few of the reasons why Kepware continues to lead in the Industrial IoT (IIoT) and smart manufacturing space.
With each release, our goal is to continuously expand our capabilities and provide important new features for both our long-standing customers and those who are just starting their digital transformation journey. What’s most exciting for our team? Those features are designed to unlock valuable business solutions that can scale with our customers’ needs.
The new and updated features in Kepware’s summer release will help you take advantage of more robust, secure and efficient OPC communication when connecting PLCs on the factory floor to OT and IT applications across the enterprise.
For enterprises that need to bridge the gap between different OPC UA servers, the new OPC UA Gateway facilitates streamlined data flow, enabling namespace aggregation, federation and securing of structured data throughout the enterprise, exclusively configured via Kepware+. With the UA gateway, users can visualize server namespaces in a much more streamlined way. Federated browsing ensures security and, what used to take dozens of clicks can now be accomplished with only a few. Kepware’s UA Gateway provides a level of enhanced security for industrial operations with improved encryption technologies. Combined with Kepware+, managing security and federated data access just got easier.
Secure access to password or certificate-protected Siemens PLCs via the Siemens S7 Plus Ethernet Driver. With the latest enhancements users can connect to S7-1200 and S7-1500 devices while leveraging the most up-to-date device security.
Performance enhancements to reduce requests to the device, improve throughput from a device, process tags faster, or obtain similar data at the same time check out our enhancements to Kepware’s scriptable driver, Universal Device Driver.
This release makes Kepware better than ever, with exciting improvements to the tools you use every day, and a future roadmap that will enable best-in-class industrial connectivity for your enterprise.
For further details, please visit our What’s New page.
As the Director of Product Management for the Kepware business at PTC, Tom brings seven years of engineering experience to his position. With the goal of expanding Kepware functionality to support enterprise organizations, he uses a pragmatic approach to fully understanding market initiatives and requirements. Tom is passionate about technology and learning how organizations collect, manage, and store data, and the implications it has on business. He enjoys sharing ideas and working with customers across a variety of industry verticals to find innovative solutions for their challenges.