IDEC Serial

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Product Overview

The IDEC Serial device driver works in conjunction with KEPServerEX to provide data exchange between OPC clients and Idec serial PLCs. KEPServerEX automatically optimizes your data acquisition based on client demand. Data integrity is ensured with our extensive error handling.

The IDEC Serial driver now offers direct integration with the WindLDR programming package. If you are using WindLDR version 4.12 or greater, you will be able to import the tags used in your PLC application directly into KEPServerEX. This time-saving step instantly makes all of the relevant PLC data available to your OPC client applications.



  • Automatic Tag Generation
  • Supports Ethernet Encapsulation
  • Multi-drop RS485 (1 to N), and Peer to Peer RS232 (1 to 1) Supported
  • Memory Types Supported: I, IB, Q, QB, M, MB, R, RB, C, CW, CP, T, TW, TP, H, HW, DW
  • All data types are supported
  • Modem Support
    • Automatic Dial Configuration
    • Multiple Phone Number Management


  • Idec ASCII Protocol

Supported Devices

  • Fa2
  • Fa2j
  • Fa3s-cp11
  • Fa3s-cp12
  • Micro1
  • Micro3
  • MicroSmart
  • OpenNet Controller

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


  • Expand the address ranges as for MicroSmart and Open models.
  • Added support for Floats to Data Registers for MicroSmart, Micro3, and Open models.



  • Added support for "Extra Data Register" (D10000-D49999) for the MicroSmart model. For MicroSmart modules (non Slim Type CPU modules) that do not support the "Extra Data Registers" the driver will report a failure when reading/writing these registers.

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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.