Kepware is a software development business of PTC Inc. located in Portland, Maine. Established in 1995, Kepware has spent the last 20+ years building a portfolio of industrial connectivity solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications. Kepware has been recognized as an early player in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), and serve a wide range of customers in a variety of vertical markets—including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power & Utilities, and more.

KepServerEX :

Connects disparate devices and applications from plant control systems to enterprise information systems

KEPServerEX is a single Solution for collection, aggerating and providing secure access to industrial operation data. KEPServerEX provides the industrial connectivity, usability, and performance required by the enterprise—offering competitive benefits that can be experienced from the plant floor to IT to the boardroom.

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  • IoT-ready, connecting Operations with IT and ERP
  • Enhanced messaging security via SSL and TLS for secure, authenticated, and encrypted communications
  • Advanced application security features to meet site security requirements
  • Multiple redundancy options
  • Scalable unified architecture
  • Streamlined interface for simple installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting

Link Master

Easily exchanges data between OPC DA servers

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Link Master is a fully-featured data-bridging product that is built upon Kepware Technologies’ OPC client/server technology and demonstrates unparalleled compatibility and performance. It is a multithreaded application that links data between OPC servers, and can act as an OPC-to-DDE converter for DDE Client Access.

LinkMaster has the capabilities of both a client and a server. As a client, it can access data from one or more OPC servers. As a server, it can collect, organize, and link data from other OPC servers and then offer that data to an OPC/DDE client. For example, some situations may require that data be transferred from one server component to another (or from one OPC client to another) when the two components were not designed for direct communications. LinkMaster solves this problem by acting as a universal go-between for OPC server and client components.

Redundancy Master:

Configures multiple OPC servers into redundant pairs

Redundancy Master increases the reliability and availability of your OPC data by allowing multiple OPC servers to be configured into redundant pairs. Each redundant pair seamlessly appears as a single OPC server to any OPC client application. RedundancyMaster can be added to an existing client/server application without any reconfiguration of the application, keeping your processes going without any downtime.

RedundancyMaster is a drop-in application that does not require you to make any changes to your OPC client or server applications. Its intuitive configuration takes only minutes and will allow you to easily establish a redundant OPC system. Simply browse and select your primary and secondary OPC servers, and then your system is up and running.

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.NET OPC toolkit

ClientAce provides a drag and-drop interface to quickly and easily attach OPC items to any property or custom control built in Visual Studio. Furthermore, its full-featured .NET API provides effortless access to OPC UA, OPC DA, and OPC XML-DA server applications without previous knowledge of the OPC standard. ClientAce provides tools to help .NET and C# programmers easily build an OPC client application. ClientAce consists of two main parts: the .NET Application Programming Interface (API) and the DA Junction. These controls have the ability to do the following:

  • Perform the connection handling procedure for one  or multiple OPC servers, including connection establishment,  connection monitoring, and reconnection after errors.
  • Convert OPC Data from different OPC DA interfaces into .NET  data types.
  • Provide high performance and optimized client/server  communications