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Kepware supports Sysmac NJ in latest version of software

July 22, 2014

Kepware Technologies, a leading OPC software provider to the industrial automation space, will launch KEPServerEX version 5.15 which introduces our Omron NJ Ethernet Driver.
This will offer our partners and customers the availability of a best-in-class solution when integrating machine control with enterprise Historian, ERP, MES, and SCADA software, etc. KEPServerEX version 5.15 introduces the new Omron NJ Ethernet Driver in addition to drivers for other current PLC platforms.
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"Kepware provides industry-leading communication and interoperability software solutions throughout the automation industry," said John Harrington, Product Manager - Manufacturing Solutions at Kepware. "With important customers requesting support for the Sysmac NJ controller in their OPC applications, Kepware coordinated with the Omron development team and leveraged Omron's built-in EtherNet/IP protocol to create a reliable and seamless communications platform. Because our solution uses a native driver, no additional middleware is required."
The acronym "OPC" comes from "OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) for Process Control" and allows Windows programs to communicate with industrial hardware devices.
Each Sysmac NJ controller embeds both EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT open networks, allowing endorsed partners like Kepware Technologies to create drivers using standard protocol instructions. In this way, communication is clean and optimized, guaranteeing best performance.

What our customers need

Customers interested in integrating the Omron Sysmac Platform with their PC software using OPC will need to purchase KEPServerEX from Kepware, for more information please visit http://www.kepware.com/kepserverex

What our customers get

Within KEPServerEX, the Omron Server Suite is a bundled package of drivers sold by Kepware, which includes all of the Omron drivers Kepware has developed over the years; the new Omron NJ Ethernet driver will be available within this suite. The Kepware product name is "Omron NJ Ethernet Driver" using Omron’s Sysmac NJ EtherNet/IP (CIP over Ethernet) protocol.

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