Communication platform adds drivers to extend SCADA capabilities

Kepware Technologies releases three new drivers KEPServerEX Version 5.7 to extend communication for oil and gas and water utility applications.

11/01/2011


Kepware Technologies releases three new drivers KEPServerEX Version 5.7 to extend communication for oil and gas and water utility applications.Kepware Technologies has released KEPServerEX version 5.7, which includes three new drivers aimed at developing additional communications for oil and gas applications. The new Lufkin Modbus serial driver was developed to communicate with Lufkin rod pump controllers, variable speed drives, injection well controllers, and progressive cavity pumps. Oil and gas wellhead SCADA applications and facilities can now use the platform to gather and monitor critical production information from well sites. Kepware also added the new Bristol BSAP IP driver, which communicates with ControlWave Micro Series and Network 3000 Series controllers. It enables SCADA applications to communicate with all networked BSAP devices through the Bristol/IP controller. Because communications are handled through Bristol Babcock’s native protocol (BSAP over IP), the OpenBSI API is not required.

The company says that version 5.7 includes several other noteworthy additions and enhancements. The new Alstom redundant Ethernet driver was created for communicating with Alstom Signaling’s new iVIP controller. The Weatherford 8500 Serial Driver received additional device support for WellPilot RPOC/ePIC, WellPilot VSD/ePIC, M2000, 8500, 8650, 8750, and 8800 series rod pump controllers. The KEPServerEX platform and several other communication drivers received updates and enhancements. Kepware continues to focus on adding relevant drivers for a variety of industries, such as building automation, water, waste water, and power.

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Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander@cfemedia.com

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