The industrial connectivity software developer Kepware Technologies has released its new KEPServerEX version 5.21, extending connectivity options available and interoperability with the ThingWorx IoT platform for rapid deployment and development of smart-connected IoT solutions.
The new release has a new fully-integrated ThingWorx native client interface for rapid connection to industrial things, such as programmable logic controllers, remote terminal units, DAQs, PACs and more. The ThingWorx interface utilises Kepware's communication driver library for delivering real-time, bidirectional industrial controls data to the ThingWorx platform.
The update also has a KEPServerEX extension for the IoT platform, enabling users to connect and configure ThingWorx-developed applications to KEPServerEX. This extension automatically configures a KEPServerEX remote thing template in the platform, and it provides services for browsing, reading, writing and interacting with this configuration.
The extension is offered for free from the ThingWorx Marketplace, along with the KEPServerEX installation. The new version also has 18 updates to the server, advanced plugins and select drivers.
Tony Paine, Platform President, Kepware, said: "This latest product release improves upon what is already the industry's strongest solution for IoT connectivity and rapid app development. The integration provided through the new ThingWorx native client interface gives customers and ThingWorx application developers access to even more options for connectivity and control—streamlining operational efficiencies and delivering better results."
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