Portland, Maine Kepware Technologies has announced that its KEPServerEX product has been tested and approved by Junot Systems, a provider of embedded SAP integration solutions for the manufacturing and process industries, for use with its NLINK OPC to SAP Solution.
The latest generation of Kepware's OPC server technology, KEPServerEX, was designed to allow users to quickly set up communications from equipment to control systems and business systems via a wide range of available "plug-in" device drivers and components. Junot Systems will now recommend Kepware OPC products and technology for use with its NLINK OPC to SAP Solution to its manufacturing customers that need to connect their automation systems to SAP.
Junot Systems has been successfully providing SAP integration to the plant floor for many years, says Roy Kok, VP of Sales and Marketing for Kepware. Its decision to officially test and support Kepware for device communications validates the OPC solutions their customers already have in place and will enable them to leverage over 130 interfaces from one server delivering a consistent and high quality SAP integration solution.
OPC provides the infrastructure for interfacing high-level business systems to plant floor processes, says Thomas Burke, President of the OPC Foundation. Junot Systems and Kepware are both long-time members of the OPC Foundation and their dedication to developing and delivering the highest quality products is consistently demonstrated through their participation in the OPC Foundation Interoperability workshops."