Kepware Releases KEPServerEX® Version 6.3, Strengthening Usability, Performance, and Global Connectivity

Updates include new Keyence KV Ethernet driver, improvements to the Configuration API, and secure remote project loading with ThingWorx(®)

PORTLAND, Maine, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kepware(®) [], a PTC business developing industrial connectivity software, today announced the release of the KEPServerEX version 6.3 [] industrial connectivity platform. Key enhancements include improved Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) functionality for the Configuration API, new time sync functionality for drivers with Electronic Flow Measurement (EFM) capabilities, a new Keyence KV Ethernet driver, and remote project loading via the ThingWorx(®) IoT Platform [].

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"KEPServerEX version 6.3 is another strategic update to our industry-leading solution, with a focus on saving users time, streamlining their processes, and enhancing their project customization capabilities," said Jeff Bates, Kepware Product Manager. "This release will give users more control over their projects, even when connecting remotely. With version 6.3 we've also added a new driver to our industry-leading portfolio."

Included in the 6.3 release is the new Keyence KV Ethernet driver [], which enables KEYENCE PLC users to easily and reliably connect KV series PLCs to diverse devices and software applications, including OPC clients and IoT solutions. KEYENCE PLCs are extremely popular in Japan, and Kepware's new Keyence KV Ethernet driver is localized in Japanese to further enhance its accessibility for Japanese-speaking users.

Along with the Keyence KV Ethernet driver, KEPServerEX version 6.3 also includes:

-- Enhanced CRUD Functionality for the Configuration API: Configuration API
users can now remotely trigger project saves for any instance of
KEPServerEX, create an object with a child hierarchy in a single
transaction, and create multiple objects in a single transaction.
Configuration API users can also now make bulk changes to the
configuration and trigger ATG, enabling faster changes on larger
projects. KEPServerEX version 6.3 enables users to interact less with
the local configuration and easily write common code for objects in
disparate projects.

-- Time Sync Functionality for Drivers with EFM Capabilities: Users can now
set a custom time sync threshold for any driver with EFM capabilities
and ensure no synchronization occurs unless a specific deviation limit
is exceeded. OnPoll, the new time sync method included in version 6.3,
also lets users configure time synchronization to occur only after an
EFM poll. This reduces network traffic and provides users more control
over time synchronization, without requiring them to open up additional
communications with the device.

-- Remote Project Loading with ThingWorx: Taking advantage of the existing
security of the ThingWorx native client interface in KEPServerEX, users
can now import a KEPServerEX project from a local file store and push
the project down to any connected instance of KEPServerEX. Once the file
has been transferred from the platform to the local instance of
KEPServerEX, the new project is loaded into the runtime. Users can
easily adjust network settings and deploy KEPServerEX projects
remotely--while managing all of their machine instances from a single
ThingWorx platform interface.
Additional Resources

-- Learn more about KEPServerEX version 6.3
-- Download a demo now
-- Contact a Kepware representative at +1 888-KEPWARE (537-9273) x208 or []
About Kepware
@Kepware [] is a software development business of PTC Inc. located in Portland, Maine. Kepware provides a portfolio of software solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications and enable the industrial Internet of Things. From plant floor to wellsite to windfarm, Kepware serves a wide range of customers in a variety of vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power & Utilities, and more. Established in 1995 and now distributed in more than 100 countries, Kepware software solutions help thousands of businesses improve operations and decision-making. Learn more at [].

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PTC has the most robust Internet of Things technology in the world. In 1986 we revolutionized digital 3D design. Now our leading IoT and AR platform and field-proven solutions bring together the physical and digital worlds to reinvent the way you create, operate, and service products. With PTC, global manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners and developers can capitalize on the promise of the IoT today and drive the future of innovation. [] @PTC [] Blogs []

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