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Reduce Downtime and Extend Data Connectivity with KEPServerEX Version 6.6

Posted by Cam Dufty

Download a Demo of New KEPServerEX Version 6.6

Whether you are just beginning a digital transformation initiative or expanding your plant floor connectivity even further, PTC is your best partner for optimizing all of your factory assets. With today’s release of KEPServerEX® version 6.6, we are bringing even more connectivity, out-of-the-box functionality, and data visibility to users.


Oceans of Data Left Adrift—Until Now

Posted by Cam Dufty

Rowan Companies (Rowan) is a global provider of offshore contract drilling services. It includes four ultra-deepwater drillships and 25 jack-up rigs, deployed in oceans around the world. For more than 90 years, Rowan has provided safe, reliable and efficient drilling services.

But Rowan’s offshore drillships are often in remote locations, where intermittent satellite connectivity—along with network latency and bandwidth issues—make communication with onshore support very difficult. Upcoming regulatory changes further emphasized the need for Rowan to improve their data streaming and connectivity strategy.


Connect, Configure and Create: Free Trial of KEPServerEX & Controls Advisor App

Posted by Cam Dufty

 Download Free Trial of KEPServerEX &  ThingWorx Controls Advisor App

KEPServerEX is the market-leading connectivity solution that provides a single source of industrial data to all your applications. The KEPServerEX free demo has been downloaded by thousands of professionals like yourself—but if you’ve been waiting to try it out, there’s no better time: we’re now offering a KEPServerEX trial preconfigured with the ThingWorx Controls Advisor App (limited to North American users).


STEM Skills Grow from Robotic Roots at Maine School

Posted by Cam Dufty

At Acton Elementary School, they’ve added one more “r” to the traditional reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic: Robotics. With help from the Kepware® School Grant Program, Acton students are learning how to create and program complex, autonomous robots—and maybe how to save the world.


Why is the Edge Important for the Energy Industry?

Posted by Cam Dufty

With its abundance of remote assets, complex interconnectivity across SCADA devices, and focus on safe and efficient processes, today’s Energy Industry is well-positioned to take advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

But despite the potential benefits, concerns with IIoT solutions' implementation, cost, and reliability still remain. In his new whitepaper, PTC’s Stephen Sponseller explores the challenges of the IIoT for the Energy Industry—and how edge computing solutions are helping fill in the gaps.

Read the excerpt below for a preview, and download the full whitepaper for an in-depth look at how edge devices are contributing to improved decision-making, increased safety, and lowered costs across the Energy Industry.


Smart Manufacturing with KEPServerEX: Industrial Connectivity from the Plant Floor to the Top Floor

Posted by Cam Dufty

Today’s manufacturing plant floor has inherent automation and connectivity challenges. Real-time production control and data analysis requires seamless connectivity across the enterprise—but disparate machinery, devices, and applications can’t always communicate effectively (or at all). Valuable information can be lost in this connectivity gap—at the cost of safety, productivity, efficiency, and profitability.


The Industrial IoT: A Timeline of Revolutionary Technology

Posted by Cam Dufty

In today's fast-paced world of technology, new software can reshape industries overnight. But while the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is everywhere now—connecting millions of devices, machines, sensors, and systems throughout the world—it is anything but an overnight sensation. Over the past 50 years, technological milestones big and small—from large-scale system architecture breakthroughs to modest "Eureka" moments—have led to today's IIoT and are still informing predictions for tomorrow's industrial landscape.