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Kepware (PTC)

Kepware Technologies, established in 1995, is a software development company headquartered in Portland, Maine. Kepware develops software solutions for the Industrial Automation Industry that help bridge the communication gap between diverse hardware and software applications. Their products enable informed decision-making from the shop floor to the top floor by providing consistent, reliable data across the enterprise. Kepware only delivers industrial-strength solutions that are designed, tested, and certified to meet the demands of industrial automation applications. They will not release a product until it has successfully passed all stages of our rigorous quality control process. They build, sell, and support the global market from our Portland, Maine headquarters to ensure the highest-quality output.

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  • SNAPSHOT
  • United States
    1995
    Private
    NASDAQ: PTC
    $10-100m
    201 - 1,000
    Open website
  • IOT SOLUTIONS
  • The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an evolution of existing technologies that enables end users to improve processes, drive productivity, and maintain an edge in our increasingly competitive global economy. The IIoT requires technology that can solve the Interoperability challenges of device connectivity by reliably and securely delivering data across the public domain at a much larger scale than previously thought possible. Interoperability is currently the greatest challenge facing the Internet of Things (IoT), and may be the missing link to implementing and realizing the value of many IIoT deployments. Kepware’s industry-leading communications platform, KEPServerEX, delivers the most complete solution for device-to-cloud Interoperability. KEPServerEX provides a single integrated platform for collecting, aggregating, and providing secure access to your industrial operations data. KEPServerEX is evolving with the IIoT to support platform independence and new methods of data access—including support for web-based technologies and publish/subscribe messaging protocols. Kepware is developing these solutions to help the IIoT deliver on its promise of improved operational efficiency through applications like preventative maintenance, energy monitoring, product lifecycle insights, and global production Tracking.

  • KEY CUSTOMERS
  • Faurecia, Pantera Energy Company, ABB, Molex, Cascades Tissue Group, Repete Corporation, iQuest, Cirrus Tech, SIGIT, ZPI, SeVein Water Association, DST Controls, City of Orlando, Linamar, Failsafe Controls, Arizona State University

  • CASE STUDIES
  • Kepware (PTC): ABB Integrates Kepware Communication Platform for Well Sites
    One of the biggest technical challenges ABB faced with this project was automating the collection of well data. The project called for between 1,000 and 1,500 well sites to come online in 2014, and beyond 6,000 by 2030, over an area of more than 4,500 km². Each of these wells have between 50 and 70 data points being scanned on a 30-second cycle time. With several new wells being introduced every day, ABB needed to be able to bring them on and off line in a highly streamlined and efficient manner; furthermore, the method of configuring them needed to be simple, fast, and very reliable. It also needed to be able to reliably retrieve vast amounts of data from distant locations. All this meant that the automation of data collection was a huge undertaking, since the project infrastructure was immense and constantly in flux. To handle these requirements, ABB needed an automated communications platform that was highly reliable and that could easily scale and communicate massive amounts of data back for visualization and long-term storage in an enterprise historian.
    Kepware (PTC): IoT Gateway Enables Faurecia to Improve Traceability for Customers
    While Faurecia has a long track record of providing its customers with exemplary products, the increasing need to provide customers traceability for the parts it was producing motivated the company to further support these efforts. The large automotive OEMs expected Faurecia to be able to both track the process of operations and production and to make that information available on demand. For example, customers wanted to know which airbags were added to which cars, as well as detailed data characteristics about how each airbag was installed, including torque and angle of installation.
  • HARDWARE
  • SOFTWARE
  • Kepware (PTC): Kepware LinkMaster
    LinkMaster provides a means of linking data between OPC servers, thus serving as a universal bridge for OPC systems. LinkMaster acts as both an OPC server and DDE server, allowing it to bridge legacy DDE systems and new OPC-enabled applications.LinkMaster is a fast and robust Windows application that requires no programming knowledge. Simply "Drag and Drop" to create your links. Built-in scaling, user-access manager, error tracking, and write optimization capabilities provide total control of your data flow and application access.Link Groups are used to form collections of OPC items that will be moved between OPC servers at a specified rate. Using multiple Link Groups, LinkMaster allows you to control how fast data is transferred from one OPC server to another. By using Link Groups with different update rates, you can tailor your data transfers to fit the needs of the application. While one item may need to be sent at high speed, other items in the application may need slower update rates. Link Groups gives you that control. The benefit is reduced network traffic and increased reliability.LinkMaster provides fully-featured data bridging, drag and drop link creation, error logging, support for creating Custom Remote Machine references, and more.- Built-in Redundancy- Supports COM and DCOM- Runs as a Windows Service- Data Scaling- Link Item Management- User Management- EventViewer
    Kepware (PTC): Kepware KEPServerEX
    KEPServerEX is the industry’s leading communications platform that provides 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. KEPServerEX leverages OPC (the automation industry’s standard for interoperability) and IT-centric communication protocols (such as SNMP, ODBC, and web services) to provide users with a single source for industrial data. The platform is developed and tested to meet our customers’ performance, reliability, and ease-of-use requirements.KEPServerEX provides critical technical features that are centralized around accessibility, aggregation, optimization, connectivity, security, and diagnostics.
    Kepware (PTC): IoT Gateway
    The IoT Gateway is an advanced plug-in that extends the capabilities of the KEPServerEX connectivity platform. It presents RESTful web servers for integration with web services in MES and other systems, and seamlessly streams real-time industrial data directly into device clouds and Big Data analytics platforms across the enterprise.The IoT Gateway connects Operations with IT to support the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This enables decision-makers to search, monitor, analyze, and visualize data for real-time insight into industrial operations—leading to increased system security, improved customer service, streamlined automation, and better decisions across the enterprise.Enterprise and cloud-based solutions enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze, and visualize KEPServerEX-generated data coming from PACs, PLCs, RTUs, flow computers, OPC servers, and other industrial hardware and software. Kepware has partnered with Big Data and analytics providers to enable insight into the operations and conditions of industrial devices and systems.- Measurement, Verification, and Constant Commissioning: Ensure that devices in the field operate as intended.- Capacity Planning: Monitor data for risk of unplanned device or system downtime.- Root-Cause Analysis and Remote Troubleshooting: Gain a better understanding of the cause of a particular failure on a particular device and improve efficiency.- Anomaly and Outlier Detection: Identify outliers that may be an early indicator of issues in device production or deployment.Safety, Security, and Compliance: Gain visibility into system performance or set points that could put machines or people at risk, and quickly develop and access reports for compliance purposes.- Cybersecurity: Improve security posture across industrial systems to mitigate emerging cybersecurity threats.
  • MEMBERSHIP
  • Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
    Accelerate the growth of the industrial internet by identifying, assembling, testing and promoting best practices.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Discrete Manufacturing
    Maintenance
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