Software upgrade for remote communications

Kepware Technologies' KEPServerEX version 5.17 features a scheduler plug-in as well as updates to the local historian plug-in and EFM suite and are designed for the oil & gas, water & wastewater, and power industries.

By Kepware March 2, 2015

Kepware Technologies’ KEPServerEX version 5.17 has enhancements like the scheduler plug-in and updates to the local historian plug-in and EFM suite. The updates are designed for industries that require remote communications including oil and gas, water and wastewater, and power.

The scheduler plug-in enables users to move the scheduling of data requests from the client to the server to optimize device communications for networks with limited bandwidth. Its centralized scheduling functionality allows users to prioritize schedules and define when and what specific data sets to poll-providing control and monitoring of network utilization. It also adds security to the network by preventing "rogue" clients from hijacking available bandwidth from critical applications.

The EFM Suite for KEPServerEX is a collection of drivers and electronic flow measurement (EFM) exporters that enable oil & gas companies to poll real-time and historical EFM data from pipeline flow computers and RTUs. KEPServerEX version 5.17 also allows users to cleanly import gas EFM data into Flowcal’s Oracle database via the Flowcal Transaction Queue. This is designed to simplify training, configuration, support, and maintenance for users.

Kepware also updated the local historian plug-in to support OPC historical data access (HDA) processed read requests. The processed read requests shift the heavy data computation load from the client to the historian server, minimizing the network load from each request.

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Original content can be found at Oil and Gas Engineering.

Author Bio: Kepware provides a portfolio of software solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications and enable the Industrial Internet of Things. From plant floor to wellsite to windfarm, Kepware serves a wide range of customers in a variety of vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power & Utilities, and more. Established in 1995 and now distributed in more than 100 countries, Kepware's software solutions help thousands of businesses improve operations and decision making. Kepware’s flagship product, KEPServerEX® is the industry’s leading communications platform that leverages OPC and IT-centric communication protocols to provide a single source of industrial automation data to all of your applications. The platform design allows users to connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and software applications through one intuitive user interface. Visit Kepware online to learn more and download free, full-functioning demonstration software.