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Kepware: Optimizing Factory Operations for 25+ Years

Delivering solutions to meet the the demands of industrial automation applications, Kepware connectivity provides benefits to the plant floor, IT and the boardroom.

What Is Kepware?

Kepware is a portfolio of industrial connectivity solutions that help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications. Utilizing a scalable, unified architecture, Kepware provides the flexibility to combine drivers and consume multiple protocols in a single server while offering a streamlined interface for simple installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

The Benefits of Kepware

What could you accomplish if all your machines across all manufacturing operations were speaking the same language? Kepware provides critical technical features that enable accessibility, aggregation, optimization, connectivity, security, and diagnostics.

 

Accessibility

Kepware provides data access for industrial client applications (such as MES and SCADA) and IoT (Internet of Things) and big data analytics software via OPC, proprietary protocols, and IT protocols.

Optimization

Kepware optimizes communications and reduces network and device load via data conditioning and reduction, and protocol-specific optimization.

Connectivity

Kepware drivers support a broad range of protocols found in various verticals, wired and wireless networks, databases, custom software applications, and OPC servers.


Aggregation

Kepware simplifies connected application configuration by providing a single point of entry to all information—eliminating the need for multiple solutions for discrete connectivity.

Security

Kepware offers tools to control user server access, data source, or data values, regulate read/write access, connect or disconnect client applications, and configure secure data tunnels.

Diagnostics

Kepware isolates device and application communications for troubleshooting, offering OPC diagnostics for real-time and historical views of OPC events.



The Kepware Product Suite
Kepware delivers industrial-strength solutions that are designed, tested, and certified to meet the demands of industrial automation applications. Learn more about our portfolio of industrial connectivity solutions that help our customers connect diverse automation devices and software applications.

KEPServerEX

KEPServerEX

KEPServerEX is the industry’s leading connectivity solution for industrial automation data for all your applications.

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ThingWorx Kepware Server

ThingWorx Kepware Server

ThingWorx Kepware Server unlocks industrial data from all your sensors and equipment—including legacy assets—so you can connect across an entire factory or enterprise with confidence.

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ThingWorx Kepware Edge

ThingWorx Kepware Edge

ThingWorx Kepware Edge allows the most valuable features of KEPServerEX to deploy in Linux-based environments, enabling connectivity directly to the machine, device, or sensor.

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LinkMaster

LinkMaster

LinkMaster provides a means of linking data between OPC DA servers, thus serving as a universal bridge for OPC systems.

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RedundancyMaster

RedundancyMaster

RedundancyMaster increases the reliability and availability of your OPC DA data by allowing multiple OPC servers to be configured into redundant pairs.

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"With Kepware, we get the best-in-breed. We get the best driver, the most efficient, best diagnostics, and it takes away the headaches of tuning a network.”

– Derek Scansen, SCADA Automation & Measurement Manager, Newfield Exploration Company
 

Kepware Case Studies

Kepware software solutions are improving operational efficiency, reducing downtime, and increasing profitability for companies like yours. Explore our industry-specific case studies to learn more.

ABB: Expanding Connectivity with KEPServerEX

ABB has harnessed the communications protocols offered by KEPServerEX to scale global operations with a single data set, reliable automation, and a single, consistent interface.

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Faurecia: Improving Traceability for Top Automotive Customers

Facing new traceability requirements across 330 sites throughout 34 countries, leading automotive equipment supplier Faurecia standardized on Kepware solutions across the entire organization.

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Teel Plastics: Tackling Manual Processes by Capitalizing on the IoT

Recognizing the need for connectivity, data access, and scalability, Teel Plastics chose KEPServerEX for their IoT effort and increased output by streamlining processes to a one click of a button.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Kepware product suite offers a range of industrial connectivity tools. Here are some of the most common questions.

  • What is the price of Kepware?

    There is no specific line item or cost associated with KEPServerEX when making a purchase. KEPServerEX is sold “à la carte” based on the different drivers and advanced plug-ins needed to establish the desired communications—these are what determine the price. For more info on pricing, explore the Kepware product store.


  • Are Kepware products sold with tag or device limits?

    Many of our products are sold with no limit. However, there are a handful of products sold on a tiered basis relating to device or tag count.

  • Where can I access guides to Kepware products?

    Visit our Resource Library, a complete repository of Application Notes, Connectivity Guides, Installation Guides, Easy Guides, and Technical Notes.

  • Can I try Kepware products before I buy them?

    Absolutely. To download a demo license, visit the product page of the Kepware product you would like to try, or contact us to speak with an industrial connectivity expert today.

  • Can I sign up for a Kepware subscription plan?

    Definitely—Existing PTC Kepware customers and future customers alike are eligible to explore customized subscription plans that will include access to the following among many perks:

    • Seamless maintenance and security updates along with product upgrades
    • Reduction of the IT and administrative burden with a single type of license environment to manage
    • Support and maintenance that is automatically bundled so you never have to worry about your product’s eligibility
    • Licensing that can be scaled up or down as needed, locking in long-term pricing benefits for your entire installation

    Interested? Find out how the subscription plan can up-level the benefits to your organization in our Kepware subscription value chain guide.

  • I'm located outside of North America. What Kepware resources are available to me?

    Kepware offers an extensive, worldwide distribution channel for purchasing our software solutions outside of North America. All of Kepware's Connected Distributors are formally contracted and thoroughly trained on our portfolio of software products. Working with a Preferred Distributor ensures you will have access to local pre-sales support, training, and technical support in your language and time zone. Please consider working with a Preferred Distributor to receive the ideal purchasing experience.