Ethernet Server includes ControlLogix driver.

Press Release Summary:

With Allen-Bradley ControlLogix driver, ControlLogix Ethernet OPC server uses acquisition method to gather data directly from Allen-Bradley ControlLogix processors. Direct access allows driver to gather large amounts of data while simultaneously reducing load on PLC. Product can upload tag database directly from Allen-Bradley ControlLogix processor to provide detailed understanding of data structure within processor.

Original Press Release:

Kepware Technologies Announces A Major Performance Upgrade for Their Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Ethernet OPC Server!

Yarmouth, ME - May 12, 2003 -- Kepware Technologies, a worldwide supplier of OPC server technology, announces today the performance release for their Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Ethernet OPC server. The Allen- Bradley ControlLogix driver has been redesigned to use a completely new acquisition method to gather data directly from Allen-Bradley ControlLogix processors resulting in a phenomenal improvement on performance. This new method of direct access allows this next generation ControlLogix driver to gather much larger amounts of data from the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix processor(s) while at the same time dramatically reducing the load on the PLC.

The Allen-Bradley ControlLogix driver can now upload the tag database directly from the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix processor. This provides a more detailed understanding of the structure of the data within the Allen- Bradley ControlLogix processor; therefore, allowing this next generation driver to make highly intelligent decisions about how to acquire data. The driver now accesses controller memory in large highly optimized reads, allowing the driver to achieve read rates radically higher then before. As always, no additional software library or hardware is required.

Mark Hensley, President of Kepware, states, "The flexibility of the ControlLogix platform has always required a considerable engineering effort to access data effectively. Our next generation ControlLogix driver takes that effort right to the edge of "state of the art" in terms of the design of this driver. New and existing users will be truly impressed."

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.

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