Ethernet Device Driver communicates to Siemens PLCs.

Press Release Summary:

Siemens S7-200 works in conjunction with proprietary OPC Server KEPServerEX to provide data exchange between OPC Clients and Siemens S7-200 PLCs using TCP/IP Ethernet protocol. Requiring CP- 243 communications module, ethernet driver talks directly to S7-200 series PLCs using standard PC network interface card and does not require any additional software packages or libraries.

Original Press Release:

Kepware Technologies announces NEW Driver - Siemens S7-200

RELEASE: Yarmouth, ME - March 14, 2003 -- Kepware Technologies, the leading supplier of OPC server technology, announces today the release of the Siemens S7-200 Ethernet driver. Kepware's Siemens S7-200 Ethernet device driver works in conjunction with our OPC Server KEPServerEX, to provide data exchange between OPC Clients and Siemens S7-200 PLCs using TCP/IP Ethernet protocol. S7-200 Ethernet support has been implemented as an enhancement to the current driver support for the S7-300 & S7-400 PLCs. For more specific information:

The S7-200 Ethernet driver talks directly to the S7-200 series PLC using a standard PC network interface card, no additional software packages or libraries are required. The S7-200 PLC must be equipped with the new CP- 243 communications module from Siemens.

Mark Hensley, President of Kepware, states, "Customers have been requesting a Siemens S7-200 Ethernet driver - wanting to take advantage of our easy to use interface, unprecedented reliability, and superior price/performance ratio they have come to expect from Kepware." He continues, "This driver compliments our current support for the S7-300 and S7-400 series to continue providing our customers a very cost-effective alternative to communicating to the Siemens PLCs directly from their PC network interface card." This driver joins our existing long list of supported industrial protocols; representing our continued commitment to responding to our customers' requests.

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Kepware Technologies delivers industrial communication products that are known worldwide for their quality and reliability. Our dedicated focus on OPC server technology allows us to provide ensured compatibility combined with unparalleled reliability and ease of use. We are committed to continually improving the features and performance of our products utilizing the latest technologies. And with the breadth of over 70 of the most commonly used communication protocols available, Kepware Technologies continues to deliver a single consistent solution for the OPC connectivity needs of the industrial automation market.

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