Kepware improves user experience with KEPServerEX V5.18

July 8, 2015
New version of communications platform improved for multiple vertical industries, including oil & gas, manufacturing and power and utilities.

Kepware Technologies announced the release of KEPServerEX version 5.18. Key enhancements offer additional device connectivity and an improved user experience for customers in multiple vertical industries, including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Power & Utilities.

"Our latest product release is an excellent example of the importance Kepware places on customer feedback." said Tony Paine, CEO, Kepware. "Our commitment to addressing customers' needs prompted important usability and feature enhancements—including real-time tag edits and expanded support for ABB's measurement and monitoring technologies."

The key updates in the new version are the following:

  • The Media Level Redundancy plug-in now supports a user-configurable triggering mechanism that can initiate failover based on single point value change, quality change, or rate of change.
  • The KEPServerEX platform now allows changes to be made to tag definitions in real-time. These changes apply to existing and new clients and ensure the integrity of all connected clients.
  • The ABB Totalflow driver now supports liquid Electronic Flow Measurement (EFM) data collection. It also has the ability to retrieve Trend Log files from Totalflow devices (which log real-time data points like flow rates, pressures and temperatures) and make them available via CSV files.

"ABB Totalflow remote measurement and automation systems are proven to increase the accuracy, efficiency, safety and productivity of oil and gas facilities," said Scott Peterson, US Sales Manager, ABB. "In a market where accurate measurement and efficient operations are critical, ABB can significantly benefit from the support of a leading communications provider like Kepware. Kepware's ongoing enhancements to their ABB Totalflow driver enable customers to leverage and integrate the full feature set of Totalflow systems with diverse applications and architectures, effectively increasing the measurement and data analysis capabilities of our solutions."