AutomationDirect EBC

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Product Overview

The AutomationDirect EBC device driver works in conjunction with KEPServerEX to provide data exchange between OPC clients and Ethernet Base Controllers using UDP protocol. KEPServerEX automatically optimizes your data acquisition based on client demand. Data integrity is ensured with our extensive error handling. The AutomationDirect EBC driver supports the Automatic Tag Database Generation feature within the KEPServerEX platform.



  • Supports Automatic Tag Database generation based on the modules installed in the rack for true plug and play operation
  • Covers all I/O Modules supported by the EBC
  • Support remote bases on H4-EBC, H4-EBC-F
  • High Speed operation designed for SoftPLC I/O
  • Supports GS1, GS2, GS3 Drives
  • Support Serial ports on all units
  • All data types supported


  • AutomationDirect EBC

Supported Devices

  • DURAPULSE (GS3) - Drive
  • GS1 - Drive
  • GS2 - Drive
  • H2-EBC
  • H2-EBC-F
  • H4-EBC
  • H4-EBC-F - Use NetEdit to manually configure modules to base
  • Terminator I/O
  • Terminator I/OO

Available Languages

  • English

Application Support

  • DDE Format CF_Text and AdvancedDDE
  • NIO Interface for iFIX
  • OPC .NET Service (OPC .NET) Version 1.00
  • OPC Alarms and Events (OPC AE) Version 1.10
  • OPC Data Access (OPC DA) Versions 1.0a, 2.0, 2.05a, and 3.0
  • OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Clients
  • SuiteLink and FastDDE for Wonderware

Release Notes



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What Is a Driver?

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.

A driver is a software component that enables KEPServerEX to meet the connectivity requirements of a specific device, system, or other data source. The driver handles all proprietary communications to the data source for KEPServerEX; the client interfaces handle all supported OPC, proprietary, and open standards connectivity to applications that monitor or control the devices.

Drivers may be licensed individually or in suites. Additional drivers can be licensed on demand as connectivity needs evolve.