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Sponsor Profile 40 Overcoming IIoT Challenges with Kepware As Industry continues to define the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the concepts and realization of the optimal embedded IIoT solution will continue to evolve. Kepware’s IIoT-ready server KEPServerEX is the best way to ensure that connectivity is optimized, even against new challenges. industrial ethernet book 04.2017 AS INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO build out their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the biggest challenge remains seamless integration of the Things that live on the edge of the network. Legacy and outdated connectivity systems can’t keep up with today’s new technology— seamless industrial data interconnectivity requires platforms that were built for the IIoT of today, and towards the IIoT of tomorrow. Connecting the IT with the OT Kepware’s IIoT-ready single-source server KEPServerEX® provides extensive connectivity with the intricate realm of Operations Technology (OT) and the state-of-the-art and rapidly-changing domain of IT. Any edge-compatible solution for the IIoT must accommodate the OT—and must understand the various network topologies and data protocols that will be encountered across the complex plant floor ecosystem. KEPServerEX automatically discovers and identifies industrial Things and the data they contain, and seamlessly enables users to connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and software applications through one intuitive user interface.  An IIoT optimized platform Within IT, an IIoT optimized platform must be able to transform the data it collects and push it into the cloud via IIoT standards. Emerging standards include Asynchronous Messaging Queuing Protocol (AMQP), Message Queueing Telemetry Transport (MQTT), Constrained Application Protocol (COAP), and Data Description Services (DDS). These allow for the retransmission of data in the event it does not reach its destination. With the lack of computer networking infrastructure in OT, this platform must be embeddable and run within a standalone appliance, or an edge-based switch or router that converges IT and OT. This flexibility enables industrial data to be sampled cyclically, or based on some event or condition, and be published to the cloud independently of data collection. KEPServerEX, and its accompanying drivers and suites, was built to meet these standards and create a streamlined IIoT experience between IT and OT, and across the enterprise. A user-friendly interface Data filtering should be available through basic analytics. And perhaps most importantly— though often overlooked—user setup should be minimalized by automating as much configuration as possible, and everyday interactions should take place within a userfriendly interface. Keeping up with Industry’s needs As Industry continues to define the IIoT, the concepts and realization of the optimal embedded IIoT solution will continue to evolve. Using a solution that keeps up with Industry’s evolving needs is the best way to ensure that connectivity is optimized, even against new challenges. Kepware Email: sales@kepware.com Phone: +1-888-KEPWARE (537-9273) x208 www.kepware.com


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