Ethernet Driver works with KEPServerEX OPC server.

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Siemens S7-300/400 Ethernet device driver works in conjunction with OPC Server KEPServerEX, to provide data exchange between OPC Clients and Siemens S7-300 and S7-400 PLCs using TCP/IP Ethernet protocol. Driver talks directly to S7 PLC using standard PC network interface card. No additional software packages or libraries are required. KEPServerEX automatically optimizes data acquisition based on client demand.



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Kepware Technologies announces NEW Driver - Siemens S7-300/400


Yarmouth, ME - September 30, 2002 -- Kepware Technologies, a worldwide supplier of OPC server technology, announces today the release of the Siemens S7-300/400 Ethernet driver. Kepware's Siemens S7-300/400 Ethernet device driver works in conjunction with our OPC Server KEPServerEX, to provide data exchange between OPC Clients and Siemens S7-300 and S7-400 PLCs using TCP/IP Ethernet protocol.

The S7-300/400 Ethernet driver talks directly to the S7 PLC using a standard PC network interface card, no additional software packages or libraries are required. KEPServerEX automatically optimizes your data acquisition based on client demand. Data integrity is insured with our extensive error handling.

Mark Hensley, President of Kepware, states, "Customers have been requesting a Siemens S7-300/400 Ethernet driver for some time now - 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 offers our customers a very cost-effective alternative to communicating to the Siemens PLCs directly from their PC network interface card." This driver will join our long list of supported industrial protocols; representing our continued commitment to listening and responding to our customers' requests.

About Kepware

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.

For additional information: www.kepware.com or

Email: sales@kepware.com or

Phone: 207-846-5881.

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