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How Will You Integrate Legacy Equipment With the IoT?

Posted by Candace Letizia

If you utilize smart, Internet-connected assets, you’re one step closer to developing an Internet of Things (IoT) framework for your industrial ecosystem. But what if you utilize equipment that wasn’t designed to communicate with modern, Internet-connected assets?


Continuous Improvement: Exploring KEPServerEX V6.5 Product Enhancements

Posted by Candace Letizia

With our recent KEPServerEX version 6.5 release, PTC significantly improved customers’ ability to secure their industrial control systems against today’s cybersecurity threats. And while our security enhancements and tools are important, so are the continuous improvements we made to 32 other server components, drivers and advanced plug-ins.

You spoke; we listened—and today, we’ll tour the updates that ease customer pain points and provide more industrial data access.


Kepware Supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through Extra Life Games

Posted by Candace Letizia

Although I have only recently learned about Extra Life, its goals have really resonated with me. It's a 24-hour event where people across the country play any game they want—from board games to video games to sporting games—and all the money they raise directly supports their chosen Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital. Since starting in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $22 million for local CMN Hospitals, enabling them to spend the money in a way that makes the biggest impact in the lives of the kids they treat. 


Connecting on IoT and Industrial Automation

Posted by Candace Letizia

On December 15, Kepware hosted an IoT-themed Tweet Chat. During the one-hour event, R&D Lead Aron Semle, Product Manager Erik Dellinger, and a team of Kepware employees joined IoT Alliance members, industry affiliates, and the global Twitter community to discuss the Internet of Things and Industrial Automation. We received so many thoughtful responses, comments, and conversations that we'd like to share them with you here.


IoT Alphabet Soup

Posted by Candace Letizia

Seven years ago, I started working as a Technical Writer for Kepware. I brought grammar and technical writing knowledge and authoring software expertise to my role, and thought I was ready to dive into our library of product manuals. Little did I know exactly how long it would take me to learn the abbreviations commonly used within our different vertical industries. Understanding the different terms for systems, networks, and processes was one thing; mastering the different protocols—and discerning when to use one over another—was entirely different.

With the help of patient colleagues, technical resources, and time, I was able to create a foundation of knowledge that continues to expand today. As industry turns its attention toward the Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0, the abbreviations and definitions added to our language (and my Kepware dictionary) multiplies.


Case Study: How an SI Improved Real-Time & EFM Data Monitoring

Posted by Candace Letizia

In April 2013, Kepware released a case study featuring SIGIT Automation, a privately-owned Controls and Automation system integration company that serves the Petroleum and Energy industries. I came across it again the other day while perusing our library of case studies, and was reminded of what an interesting application story they had. Faced with challenges that ranged from data collection to interoperability, SIGIT was able to integrate KEPServerEX with their existing e-SCADA™ system to improve their real-time and EFM data monitoring. Read on for an overview of their challenges, solution, and results.


Kepware's Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

Posted by Candace Letizia

This year, we've been committed to providing our customers and partners with insights into our company, products, and industry trends through the Kepware Blog. With 24 blog posts spanning a myriad of topics, I thought it’d be interesting to look back on the year and recap our five most popular posts. Click the image below for the list and links to the blog posts in full.


Polling the Crowd: KEPServerEX Version 5.16 Release Webinar Results

Posted by Candace Letizia

Our recent "KEPServerEX Version 5.16 Release Webinar" toured the new products and enhancements now available in the latest release of our flagship product. To learn more about the webinar and gain access to additional KEPServerEX version 5.16 resources, read our latest infographic below.


Polling the Crowd: Kepware's Advanced Tags Plug-In Webinar Results

Posted by Candace Letizia

Click on the image below to view poll results from "Math, Logic, and More with KEPServerEX's Advanced Tags Plug-In," our latest webinar presented by Applications Engineer Sam Elsner. The webinar discussed the features and functionality available in the Advanced Tags Plug-In for KEPServerEX, as well as practical use cases for the various tag types. Learn how your peers handle PLC-to-PLC data exchange and automated logic—and get additional resources including the webinar recording—in the infographic below.


Polling the Crowd: Kepware's SNMP Connectivity with KEPServerEX Webinar Results

Posted by Candace Letizia

Click the image below to see poll results from “SNMP Connectivity with KEPServerEX," our latest webinar presented by Applications Engineer Joanne Okvath. This webinar covered SNMP terminology before describing how users can leverage Kepware’s SNMP Agent Plug-In and SNMP Driver in their network configurations. Learn more—and find additional resources including the webinar recording—in the infographic below.