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The latest news and resources in industrial automation and data connectivity.

1 11, 2019

Getting More from Your Machines

Posted by Cam Dufty
Before today’s IoT-based data connectivity initiatives, manufacturers created their own ways to get the data they needed. Unfortunately, these often cumbersome, difficult workarounds easily became siloed.
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12 17, 2018

Three Ways to Measure Your IoT ROI

Posted by Claire Cavanaugh

In the quantitative, KPI-focused world of industrial production, just knowing the importance of integrated real-time data isn't always enough.

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11 14, 2018

Reduce Downtime and Extend Data Connectivity with KEPServerEX Version 6.6

Posted by Cam Dufty

Download a Demo of New KEPServerEX Version 6.6

Whether you are just beginning a digital transformation initiative or expanding your plant floor connectivity even further, PTC is your best partner for optimizing all of your factory assets. With today’s release of KEPServerEX® version 6.6, we are bringing even more connectivity, out-of-the-box functionality, and data visibility to users.

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10 25, 2018

Oceans of Data Left Adrift—Until Now

Posted by Cam Dufty

Rowan Companies (Rowan) is a global provider of offshore contract drilling services. It includes four ultra-deepwater drillships and 25 jack-up rigs, deployed in oceans around the world. For more than 90 years, Rowan has provided safe, reliable and efficient drilling services.

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10 17, 2018

Connect, Configure and Create: Free Trial of KEPServerEX & Controls Advisor App

Posted by Cam Dufty

Download Free Trial of KEPServerEX &
ThingWorx Controls Advisor App

KEPServerEX is the market-leading connectivity solution that provides a single source of industrial data to all your applications. The KEPServerEX free demo has been downloaded by thousands of professionals like yourself—but if you’ve been waiting to try it out, there’s no better time: we’re now offering a KEPServerEX trial preconfigured with the ThingWorx Controls Advisor App (limited to North American users).

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8 24, 2018

How Will You Integrate Legacy Equipment With the IoT?

Posted by Candace Letizia

If you utilize smart, Internet-connected assets, you’re one step closer to developing an Internet of Things (IoT) framework for your industrial ecosystem. But what if you utilize equipment that wasn’t designed to communicate with modern, Internet-connected assets?

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8 17, 2018

Continuous Improvement: Exploring KEPServerEX V6.5 Product Enhancements

Posted by Candace Letizia

With our recent KEPServerEX version 6.5 release, PTC significantly improved customers’ ability to secure their industrial control systems against today’s cybersecurity threats. And while our security enhancements and tools are important, so are the continuous improvements we made to 32 other server components, drivers and advanced plug-ins.

You spoke; we listened—and today, we’ll tour the updates that ease customer pain points and provide more industrial data access.

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7 18, 2018

Securing Your KEPServerEX Deployment

Posted by Jeff Bates

In my previous post, I explored the challenges we all face within today’s rapidly-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape—and the responsibilities we share in securing safety-critical processes from malicious attacks. I also highlighted the new technology, tools and resources included in KEPServerEX version 6.5 that support our customers’ defense-in-depth programs. Today, I’m going to walk you through one of those new resources: our Secure Deployment Guide.

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6 19, 2018

Collaborate with PTC to Improve Your KEPServerEX V6.5 Security

Posted by Jeff Bates

Today, we announced the release of KEPServerEX version 6.5. 

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3 22, 2018

Built to Last: Merging Legacy Equipment with IoT

Posted by Jeff Bates

As a Product Manager, I often discuss connectivity challenges with organizations and advise them on how to use Kepware solutions to gather machine data to uncover operational efficiencies. With the business value of the Internet of Things (IoT) established and recognized, I speak with more and more organizations that are evaluating how to implement IoT initiatives to improve factory performance and stay competitive in today’s global market.

One of the biggest hurdles these organizations must overcome is connectivity. Factory floors often house equipment that may have been installed ten, twenty or even thirty years ago. These industrial assets were built to last, but they lack the internet-based connectivity required to integrate with today’s modern machines. With promised benefits of increased visibility, uptime and profitability, asset integration is a challenge that must be resolved to build an IoT ecosystem.

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