ThingWorx Kepware Edge

Reliably and securely connect distributed devices to critical applications and systems

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Product Overview

ThingWorx Kepware Edge allows the most valuable features of KEPServerEX to be deployed in Linux-based environments, enabling connectivity directly at the site of the machine, device, or sensor. The product utilizes secure, efficient, and IoT-ready protocols such as OPC UA or MQTT to connect to local, remote, and cloud-based applications or platforms. ThingWorx Kepware Edge offers flexible deployment of valuable Kepware functionality for improved connectivity to geographically distributed devices and machines.

ThingWorx Kepware Edge features native connectivity to ThingWorx, the leading Industrial IoT platform. By connecting to ThingWorx, users can quickly and programmatically add rich context to their industrial data and transform it into useful insights.

Business Value

Connecting remote devices is notoriously difficult. Engineers contend with unreliable connections, legacy protocols, complex security requirements, and proprietary networks. ThingWorx Kepware Edge enables users to deploy out-of-the-box connectivity at the edge of their networks.
  • Reliability: ThingWorx Kepware Edge features the same best-in-class reliability as KEPServerEX; users can expect stable and dependable connectivity
  • Scalability: With support for popular Linux operating systems and tag-based pricing, users can cost-effectively deploy hundreds of instances to support an edge-based architecture
  • Simplicity: Protocol translation at the edge means users can rely on secure, efficient, and modern protocols instead of building and securing proprietary cell or radio networks
  • Connectivity: With support for the most popular industrial protocols, product OEMs and System Integrators no longer need to create and maintain custom drivers to connect their machines
  • Security: Utilizes modern and secure protocols to protect your data in transit


Verfügbare Sprachen

  • Englisch




ThingWorx Kepware Edge is a connectivity server that enables users to connect diverse automation devices and sensors to a wide variety of digital solutions. It offers the stability, performance, and security essential for industrial environments. Because it is Linux-based, it supports distributed architectures that reduce cost and improve reliability and security. Built by the industrial connectivity experts at Kepware, ThingWorx Kepware Edge can eliminate interoperability challenges.

Supported Operating System Environment
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server or desktop running on x86_64 hardware
  • Comand line and GUI installer (GUI for installer only)
  • Modbus Ethernet
  • Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Ethernet
  • Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet
  • OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Server
  • Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) Client Interface
  • ThingWorx Native Interface (AlwaysOn)
  • Secure self-documenting REST API
  • Project files in JSON and ThingWorx Kepware Edge binary formats
  • JSON projects save and load locally or to a ThingWorx platform
  • User manager configuration for controlled access to project configuration and data
  • Command line interface tool for management of certificates
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 

“Real-time data acquisition is the first step in any performance optimization project. Hulix is a long-time partner of PTC and Kepware and has relied on their best-in-class connectivity for many years. ThingWorx Kepware Edge will add significant value to our customers, especially machine builders. It will streamline connectivity to their assets and enable them to offer IoT-based products and services, all within a secure, maintainable, linux-based environment.”
- President, Hulix

  "Simplified edge connectivity and application management are often the most important stages of a successful and scalable IIoT initiative. The Automatech team is looking forward to the next-generation ThingWorx Kepware Edge platform to meet continually evolving IIoT requirements."
- Lead Solution Architect, Automatech

“In the past, we’ve struggled with connectivity to remote and mobile assets. We’ve had trouble identifying a reliable and secure connectivity solution that scales to many remote assets. ThingWorx Kepware Edge will enable us to implement a connectivity architecture that is perfectly suited to distributed assets, with the market-leading reliability that Kepware is known for.”
- Engineer, MartinCSI