AutomationDirect Productivity Series Ethernet

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Product Overview

The AutomationDirect Productivity Series Ethernet device driver works in conjunction with KEPServerEX to provide data exchange between AutomationDirect Productivity Series controllers and third-party HMI, SCADA, Historian, and MES software packages.



  • Advanced Data Handling: Block Size and First Word Low Options
  • Automatic Tag Database Generation
  • One and Two Dimensional Array Support


  • AutomationDirect Modbus TCP for Productivity 3000

Supported Devices

  • Productivity Series Controllers

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


  • Increased the maximum slot index from 11 to 15.



  • Renamed "AutomationDirect Productivity 3000 Ethernet" driver to "AutomationDirect Productivity Series Ethernet" to better represent support for the entire Productivity Series of controllers.



Changed "First word Low" to "First word high" in the Data Handling page (located in Device Properties) to reflect how the driver actually handles data when the option is checked.


  • Fixed Automatic Tag Generation to pull tag descriptions from the CSV file's comment field.


  • New Driver

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.