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MQTT Client

Licensing starts at $452.00
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Product Overview

The MQTT Client driver works in conjunction with KEPServerEX to provide a seamless, secure, and reliable data exchange between devices that utilize the MQTT protocol and client applications.

MQTT is a lightweight message protocol that connects to a wide variety of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial automation devices. MQTT is often used to connect sensor networks and is increasingly embedded on next generation industrial automation devices. In many scenarios, MQTT transmits data from these devices to the Cloud.

The MQTT Client driver is a user-friendly out-of-the-box MQTT to OPC UA translator. It securely accesses otherwise siloed data and transmits it to KEPServerEX. Users can then integrate this data with data collected from traditional industrial automation assets—such as PLCs, sensors, and databases—to create a single source of consolidated plant floor data.

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Performance

  • Innovative parsing tools enable users to create tags from popular devices that utilize MQTT
  • Acts as an MQTT Client by subscribing to any MQTT broker
  • Creates a highly secure connection, based on the latest security best practices:
    • Full SSL encryption support utilizing TLS 1.0, 1.1. and 1.2
    • MQTT standard username and password functionality
    • Client-side certificate authentication support
  • Highly performant and able to handle the high volumes and speed of data that KEPServerEX customers expect and rely upon
  • Read-only

Protocols

  • MQTT

Available Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese

Release Notes

6.4.321.0

12/13/2017

  • Initial release of the MQTT Client driver with the capability to connect to an MQTT broker and a specified Topic. The driver parses any valid JSON messages that are published to the Topic and update tags based on that data. This is a read only driver; it is unable to publish data to a Broker. The driver is configured in the Connectivity node of the Project Tree.

Additional Tech Info

Supports a majority of devices that utilize MQTT to transmit data, including:

  • The WzzardTM Wireless Sensor Network Platform from B+B SmartWorx
  • Meshlium from Libelium
  • PFC100 and PFC200 series controllers from WAGO
  • EK9160 IoT Bus Coupler from Beckhoff
  • IIoT Gateway from EpiSensor
  • Maestro from CD Innovation
  • Edge of Network Gateway from Maple Systems
  • Any device that publishes data in a JSON format

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.

Purchasing Information

MQTT Client

Subscription

Pay an annual fee to use the software. Support & Maintenance is included.

$452.00/yr.

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