Industrial Data Forwarder for Splunk

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Product Overview

The Industrial Data Forwarder for Splunk connects Operations Technology (OT) with Information Technology (IT), extending the KEPServerEX connectivity platform and enabling Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT). The Industrial Data Forwarder for Splunk takes advantage of the 150+ communications drivers supported by KEPServerEX to seamlessly stream real-time industrial sensor and machine data directly into Splunk® software and cloud services, enabling users to search, monitor, analyze, and visualize machine-generated Big Data from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors, and mobile devices. (Splunk® is a registered trademark of Splunk, Inc.)

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Industrial Data Forwarder for Splunk

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Performance

  • Streams real-time data from KEPServerEX into Splunk
  • Collects data from thousands of industrial sensors and machines, including PLCs, RTUs, PACs, DAQs, Controllers, and more
  • Adds custom meta data to driver tags in a free-form field for advanced search queries within Splunk
  • Supports Deadband to limit data throughput
  • Supports tag import and export for quick project configuration and deployment
  • Supports multiple Splunk connections simultaneously

Protocols

  • Splunk API

Available Languages

  • English

Release Notes

5.20.396.0

5/3/2016

  • Resolved an issue where the log repeated “Bad” quality updates (now logged once).
  • Added an option to send updates on every scan.

5.18.662.0

6/23/2015

  • Added support for displaying the correct Splunk Tag data type when using dynamic and static addressing.
  • Added indication of invalid Splunk Tags caused by missing or invalid item references.

5.17.495.0

2/24/2015

  • Added support for 64-bit data types, including QWord, LLong, and arrays of these two types.

5.16.722.0

10/21/2014

  • Kepware's new IDF for Splunk Plug-In leverages KEPServerEX's 150+ communication drivers to seamlessly stream real-time industrial sensor and machine data directly into the Splunk® software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. It enables data collection from thousands of industrial sensors and machines (including PLCs, RTUs, PACs, DAQs, Controllers, and more) and supports custom driver tag metadata for advanced search inquiries within Splunk.

What Is an Advanced Plug-In?

KEPServerEX is more than an OPC server—it’s a connectivity platform for industrial automation and IoT. Simply download KEPServerEX, and then select from Kepware’s library of more than 150 device drivers, client drivers, and advanced plug-ins to fit the communication requirements unique to your industrial control system.

An advanced plug-in extends the capabilities of the KEPServerEX connectivity platform. It provides enhanced server functionality, increasing the usefulness of data by transforming it beyond raw data in a device register.

Advanced plug-ins may be licensed individually or as part of suites, and can be licensed on demand as connectivity needs evolve.

Purchasing Information

Industrial Data Forwarder for Splunk
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