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The latest news and resources in industrial automation and data connectivity.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

How to Standardize on Open Connectivity for Vendor Flexibility and Future-Proof Data

Posted By Claire Cavanaugh
Vendor lock-in doesn’t have to be inevitable—and today’s connectivity shouldn’t complicate tomorrow’s initiatives.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

New Analyst Report: The Strategic Importance of Plant Connectivity

Posted By Claire Cavanaugh
Whether your future plant floor will include legacy assets, new equipment from various vendors, or a mix of both, a strong foundation for industrial transformation begins with a strategic approach to connectivity.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Strategic Connectivity Approaches for a Future-Proof Plant Floor

Posted By Claire Cavanaugh
A one-off or “reactive” approach to connectivity might seem like the least disruptive route—however, such an approach can have unforeseen, long-term consequences that may be too late to correct once you realize them.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Learning from the Business Values of Connectivity to Machines

Posted By Claire Cavanaugh
You’ve heard the benefits of integrated machine connectivity: actionable data for enterprise-wide visibility and better-informed decision-making, along with the needed insights to lay the groundwork for full digital transformation. But implementing that connectivity can be daunting.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

KEPServerEX 6.7 Changes: OPC UA Certificates

Posted By Jeff Bates
KEPServerEX version 6.7 was released on June 27, and security was a major focus of that release. We've made an important update to OPC UA certificate management within KEPServerEX in 6.7. As a result, it is important to institute certificate management practices at your organization to improve security and avoid interruptions in communications and costly downtime.
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Monday, July 8, 2019

KEPServerEX 6.7 Changes: Why Does the KEPServerEX Desktop Shortcut Look Different?

Posted By Jeff Bates
KEPServerEX version 6.7 was released on June 27, with new device connectivity for the Torque Tool driver, updates to the Configuration API, and new OPC UA security features. If you've already had the chance to download the latest version and test it out, you will likely notice what appears to be a minor change: there is now an UAC shield icon on the KEPServerEX desktop shortcut. This is a result of a broader change we've made to improve the application security of KEPServerEX.
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Standardize Connectivity with KEPServerEX Version 6.7

Posted By Jeff Bates
One of the benefits of using KEPServerEX is the ability to standardize industrial communications via a single, secure solution. Today we've released KEPServerEX Version 6.7, which makes it even easier to standardize operational communications. Version 6.7 improves connectivity to modern Torque Tool devices and enhances unique features that enable secure deployment and management of KEPServerEX across the entire industrial enterprise. 
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

New Video: Three Data Connectivity Questions for Your Manufacturing Plant Floor

Posted By Claire Cavanaugh
In the new Kepware video, you'll explore key data connectivity questions to consider for a fully-transformed manufacturing environment. More importantly, you'll learn what a better-connected plant floor looks like—so you can prepare to maximize your investment in industrial connectivity solutions.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Compare Your Connectivity to Industry Norms—And Get a Discount to LiveWorx

Posted By Claire Cavanaugh
Take the How Much Is Your Data Worth? Measuring the ROI of Machine Connectivity survey by technology research firm ARC Advisory Group to learn how your peers are handling their connectivity, including their approaches, spending, benefits, drawbacks, and more.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

New State of the Market Report: Multi-Plant Benchmarking Survey Results from IndustryWeek

Posted By Claire Cavanaugh
Equipping your multi-plant ecosystem with connectivity solutions enables IoT-ready operations for optimal data visibility, analysis, and actionability. How might that connectivity also support multi-plant benchmarking initiatives for the insights you need to get ahead?

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