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Kepware Releases the Water Industry Telemetry Standard (WITS) for DNP3.0 Drivers

KEPServerEX version 5.4 is released delivers enhancements to over 30 Drivers and Plug-ins

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Portland, ME October 26, 2010Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that it has released KEPServerEX version 5.4. This release delivers important functionality to the DNP3.0 drivers, added device model support to the Omron Ethernet and Serial drivers, and enhanced MIB parsing capabilities to the SNMP driver.  A total of 30 drivers and plug-ins received enhancements along with the bundling of the OPC DA and UA client drivers.  The latest client/server technology endorsed by the OPC Foundation, OPC Xi  or the Express Interface has also been added to the product as beta functionality until we are able to test and certify our solution against other vendor’s client implementations.

The WITS functionality for the DNP3 drivers adds a level of security through authentication, additional data sets specific to the water industry and the ability to manage device assets and device attributes. 

Control Solutions, Inc “Kepware is always looking for ways to bring best in class interoperability to market,” states Tony Paine, President and CTO of Kepware Technologies. “With the water industry standardizing on WITS over DNP in the UK, we recognized that we needed to enhance our existing DNP offering to allow our customers to implement next generation infrastructures

The OPC Data Access (DA) and OPC Unified Architecture (UA) Client drivers are now bundled together. Customers get both DA and UA connectivity for the price a single price.  The OPC DA Client driver allow users to aggregate data from any 3rd Party OPC DA Server.  The OPC UA also allows for the aggregation from any OPC UA server and can be used to securely tunnel data without having to rely on Microsoft DCOM.


Kepware is the world leader in communication software for automation and offers a unique experience in both OPC and communication protocols. Since 1995, Kepware has focused on the development of communication drivers to automation controllers, I/O and field devices. Applications include M2M (Machine to Machine) and M2E (Machine to Enterprise) communications. Operating system support includes; Microsoft Windows Desktop, Windows Server and Windows Embedded (Windows CE and Windows Embedded NT/XP). Today, with over 140 communication protocols, and through the efforts of our direct sales, distribution and embedded partners, Kepware is the leading provider of communications with annual shipments exceeding 100,000 units. Kepware's responsiveness to customer needs and strong partnerships with other leading automation suppliers ensures that your next application will be a success. Ask around and you'll hear why automation professionals everywhere consider Kepware Technologies "Automation's Best Friend".

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