Kepware LinkMaster

Kepware LinkMaster

Kepware (PTC) Kepware (PTC)
Software as a Service
Windows
Installed
March, 2005 (15 years ago)
September, 2014 (5 years ago)
LM3 - 3.0.84.0
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ImageKepware LinkMasterKepware KEPServerEXBright Wolf Strandz Enterprise IoT Application PlatformHitachi Integrated Operations Management JP1Siemens S7-300BlackBerry Java Plug-in for EclipseInvensys Foxboro EvoFlexNet System
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Software CategorySoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a Service
Use CasesFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence
Operating SystemsWindowsMac
Windows
Web Browser (OS agnostic)Linux
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Windows
Mac
Windows
Mac
Windows
Deployment TypeInstalledInstalled
Installed
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SaaS (web based)InstalledInstalledInstalled
License TypeOne Time PurchaseSubscription
Launch (1st gen)2005-03-01 00:00:002009-07-01 00:00:002009-03-01 00:00:002014-01-01 00:00:002014-01-01 00:00:002014-01-01 00:00:00
Last Update2014-09-01 00:00:002016-08-01 00:00:002018-02-01 00:00:002014-01-01 00:00:002014-01-01 00:00:002014-01-01 00:00:00
Latest VersionLM3 - 3.0.84.0KEPServerEX V5.21.11
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Overview
LinkMaster provides a means of linking data between OPC servers, thus serving as a universal bridge for OPC systems. LinkMaster acts as both an OPC server and DDE server, allowing it to bridge legacy DDE systems and new OPC-enabled applications. LinkMaster is a fast and robust Windows application that requires no programming knowledge. Simply "Drag and Drop" to create your links. Built-in scaling, user-access manager, error tracking, and write optimization capabilities provide total control of your data flow and application access. Link Groups are used to form collections of OPC items that will be moved between OPC servers at a specified rate. Using multiple Link Groups, LinkMaster allows you to control how fast data is transferred from one OPC server to another. By using Link Groups with different update rates, you can tailor your data transfers to fit the needs of the application. While one item may need to be sent at high speed, other items in the application may need slower update rates. Link Groups gives you that control. The benefit is reduced network traffic and increased reliability.
LinkMaster provides fully-featured data bridging, drag and drop link creation, error logging, support for creating Custom Remote Machine references, and more. - Built-in Redundancy - Supports COM and DCOM - Runs as a Windows Service - Data Scaling - Link Item Management - User Management - EventViewer
KEPServerEX is the industry’s leading communications platform that provides a single source of industrial automation data to all of your applications. The platform design allows users to connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and software applications through one intuitive user interface. KEPServerEX leverages OPC (the automation industry’s standard for interoperability) and IT-centric communication protocols (such as SNMP, ODBC, and web services) to provide users with a single source for industrial data. The platform is developed and tested to meet our customers’ performance, reliability, and ease-of-use requirements. KEPServerEX provides critical technical features that are centralized around accessibility, aggregation, optimization, connectivity, security, and diagnostics.
The Bright Wolf Strandz Enterprise Application IoT Platform is a set of pre-built modules incorporating insights and expertise from Industrial Controls, Transportation, Healthcare, Cold Chain Systems, Fluid Management, Agriculture, Heavy Equipment, Energy, and others. This diverse experience has yielded a modular, scalable, and secure platform running on Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform, designed for change and longevity and optimized for developing industrial grade IoT applications.
Proper data modeling and filtering means clean data inputs for your analytics, making it possible to extract the full value from your data. Strandz ensures that the data in your IoT system is clean and ready for consumption by your business intelligence tools and data scientists. From the device all the way through to the enterprise backend, authentication, validation, and security are critical. Policy driven Role Based Access Control (RBAC), data point level encryption, and data point level trust are seminal design elements to a Strandz based IoT solution, not bolt on after thoughts. The modular nature of the platform and data model allows for graceful evolution of the system over time. Technology agnosticism around device, protocol, network, OS, programming language, datastore technology, and IAAS cloud ensure a resilient system.

Since its debut in 1994, JP1 has provided value that has met the needs of countless companies in many different fields and throughout several generations of technology. JP1 has always sought to optimize system operations, making it a mainstay at small businesses, large enterprises, and everything in between. Our customers are active in a wide variety of fields, from finance and other industries to government agencies. JP1 is continuously evolving to adapt to changing times, but one thing remains constant: our support for our customers' businesses.


1. Quality that comes from years of product development

JP1 products are developed in an environment that incorporates the technological expertise and experience that have accumulated at Hitachi over many years.
This development process results in a consistent output of high-quality products that can be applied to increasingly complex and diverse systems. Furthermore, because JP1 products of different versions can be used within the same system, administrators can easily upgrade the products in their systems in phases.

2. Strong platform and environment support

JP1 products can be used with a number of different platforms, including Windows, Linux, and UNIX; with cluster and virtualization platforms; and with cloud services. JP1's continual evolution ensures that it always keeps up with the latest trends in platform technology.

3. Full support for 10 years

Hitachi Support 360 guarantees you a minimum of ten years of support for a given product version. For example, for a server that you plan to replace every five years, you will have access to standard support services for up to two upgrade cycles. To ensure the stable operation of your systems, Hitachi provides robust support consisting of three elements: resolving problems, sharing information, and patching software.

4. Support from JP1 professionals

Get support from the more than 50,000 certified JP1 professionals in Japan. Continue to receive support after installation, such as whenever you set up or modify one of your systems. Our support personnel are available to help you build systems based on your requirements (including system scale and environment) and are available to respond to any inquiries concerning system modifications.

5. Quality and reliability that come from being made in Japan

JP1 supports operating systems in many different languages, which has contributed to its adoption in countries all over the world. To handle inquiries from all regions of the world, sales offices and support sites are present not only in Japan, but also in China, Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe. JP1 representatives are ready to provide solid support for the operations management of your most important systems.

The BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse extends the Eclipse development framework to enable Java developers to create BlackBerry applications and MIDlets for BlackBerry devices.
The BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse adds functionality and features to the Eclipse IDE that can help simplify Java application development for BlackBerry devices while giving you access to standard Eclipse tools, such as code assist.
The Foxboro Evo process automation system provides a powerful platform for elevating and protecting production value as well as regulatory control of continuous and batch operations.
More capable than a traditional distributed control system (DCS,) it enables strategic integration of the following industrial control system components: - A high-capacity, high availability control processor, which integrates easily with advanced optimization software - Powerful, fit-for-purpose I/O, including software configurable marshalling - User-empowering high performance HMI, featuring advanced situational awareness graphics - Intrinsic cybersecurity protection - Intuitive, role-based engineering tools - Unified control and safety through integration with the industry-leading Triconex safety system - An intelligent, interactive maintenance dashboard - Future-proof architecture built on reusable, object-based components
The Sensus FlexNet™ communication system is an industry-respected and time-tested communications platform delivering high-speed, reliable, scalable and secure data via long-range radio. This award winning smart metering infrastructure supports Mission Critical IoT, tailoring its offering to a utility’s individual business case.
The FlexNet system works with excellent coverage and latency, enabling smart meters and sensors to securely and confidently transmit and receive near real-time customer usage data. This improves your business intelligence, whilst also giving you an edge in the competitive marketplace. The data allows you to proactively manage your electric, water, gas, lighting and smart grid systems.
FunctionalityLinkMaster provides fully-featured data bridging, drag and drop link creation, error logging, support for creating Custom Remote Machine references, and more. - Built-in Redundancy - Supports COM and DCOM - Runs as a Windows Service - Data Scaling - Link Item Management - User Management - EventViewerProper data modeling and filtering means clean data inputs for your analytics, making it possible to extract the full value from your data. Strandz ensures that the data in your IoT system is clean and ready for consumption by your business intelligence tools and data scientists. From the device all the way through to the enterprise backend, authentication, validation, and security are critical. Policy driven Role Based Access Control (RBAC), data point level encryption, and data point level trust are seminal design elements to a Strandz based IoT solution, not bolt on after thoughts. The modular nature of the platform and data model allows for graceful evolution of the system over time. Technology agnosticism around device, protocol, network, OS, programming language, datastore technology, and IAAS cloud ensure a resilient system.

1. Quality that comes from years of product development

JP1 products are developed in an environment that incorporates the technological expertise and experience that have accumulated at Hitachi over many years.
This development process results in a consistent output of high-quality products that can be applied to increasingly complex and diverse systems. Furthermore, because JP1 products of different versions can be used within the same system, administrators can easily upgrade the products in their systems in phases.

2. Strong platform and environment support

JP1 products can be used with a number of different platforms, including Windows, Linux, and UNIX; with cluster and virtualization platforms; and with cloud services. JP1's continual evolution ensures that it always keeps up with the latest trends in platform technology.

3. Full support for 10 years

Hitachi Support 360 guarantees you a minimum of ten years of support for a given product version. For example, for a server that you plan to replace every five years, you will have access to standard support services for up to two upgrade cycles. To ensure the stable operation of your systems, Hitachi provides robust support consisting of three elements: resolving problems, sharing information, and patching software.

4. Support from JP1 professionals

Get support from the more than 50,000 certified JP1 professionals in Japan. Continue to receive support after installation, such as whenever you set up or modify one of your systems. Our support personnel are available to help you build systems based on your requirements (including system scale and environment) and are available to respond to any inquiries concerning system modifications.

5. Quality and reliability that come from being made in Japan

JP1 supports operating systems in many different languages, which has contributed to its adoption in countries all over the world. To handle inquiries from all regions of the world, sales offices and support sites are present not only in Japan, but also in China, Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe. JP1 representatives are ready to provide solid support for the operations management of your most important systems.

The BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse adds functionality and features to the Eclipse IDE that can help simplify Java application development for BlackBerry devices while giving you access to standard Eclipse tools, such as code assist.More capable than a traditional distributed control system (DCS,) it enables strategic integration of the following industrial control system components: - A high-capacity, high availability control processor, which integrates easily with advanced optimization software - Powerful, fit-for-purpose I/O, including software configurable marshalling - User-empowering high performance HMI, featuring advanced situational awareness graphics - Intrinsic cybersecurity protection - Intuitive, role-based engineering tools - Unified control and safety through integration with the industry-leading Triconex safety system - An intelligent, interactive maintenance dashboard - Future-proof architecture built on reusable, object-based componentsThe FlexNet system works with excellent coverage and latency, enabling smart meters and sensors to securely and confidently transmit and receive near real-time customer usage data. This improves your business intelligence, whilst also giving you an edge in the competitive marketplace. The data allows you to proactively manage your electric, water, gas, lighting and smart grid systems.
Supporting Files

Localization
CountriesJapanUnited States
LanguagesChinese (simplified)
English
French
German
Japanese
Spanish

Support
PhoneFreeFreeFree
Paid
FreeFreeFree
EmailFreeFreePaidFreeFreeFree
FAQ / Q&AFreeFreeFreeFree
Live Chat
Forum CommunityFreeFreeFree
Social MediaFree
Video Tutorial / WebinarFree

Pricing
Price Level Indicator1 - Price Leader1 - Price Leader1 - Price Leader1 - Price Leader3 - Market average1 - Price Leader2 - Below market average
Price Range
https://www.kepware.com/products/pricelist.pdf
Starts at $995
Price Method
Free Version
Free Trial
Integration Support Available
Entry-level Setup Fee

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Overview
ImageKepware LinkMasterKepware KEPServerEXBright Wolf Strandz Enterprise IoT Application PlatformHitachi Integrated Operations Management JP1Siemens S7-300BlackBerry Java Plug-in for EclipseInvensys Foxboro EvoFlexNet System
Verified Vendor
Software CategorySoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a ServiceSoftware as a Service
Use CasesFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence
Operating SystemsWindowsMac
Windows
Web Browser (OS agnostic)Linux
Web Browser (OS agnostic)
Windows
Mac
Windows
Mac
Windows
Deployment TypeInstalledInstalled
Installed
Mobile
SaaS (web based)InstalledInstalledInstalled
License TypeOne Time PurchaseSubscription
Launch (1st gen)2005-03-01 00:00:002009-07-01 00:00:002009-03-01 00:00:002014-01-01 00:00:002014-01-01 00:00:002014-01-01 00:00:00
Last Update2014-09-01 00:00:002016-08-01 00:00:002018-02-01 00:00:002014-01-01 00:00:002014-01-01 00:00:002014-01-01 00:00:00
Latest VersionLM3 - 3.0.84.0KEPServerEX V5.21.11
Watch Demo Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab
Product Website Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab
Installation Guide Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab
Technical Support Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab
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Overview
LinkMaster provides a means of linking data between OPC servers, thus serving as a universal bridge for OPC systems. LinkMaster acts as both an OPC server and DDE server, allowing it to bridge legacy DDE systems and new OPC-enabled applications. LinkMaster is a fast and robust Windows application that requires no programming knowledge. Simply "Drag and Drop" to create your links. Built-in scaling, user-access manager, error tracking, and write optimization capabilities provide total control of your data flow and application access. Link Groups are used to form collections of OPC items that will be moved between OPC servers at a specified rate. Using multiple Link Groups, LinkMaster allows you to control how fast data is transferred from one OPC server to another. By using Link Groups with different update rates, you can tailor your data transfers to fit the needs of the application. While one item may need to be sent at high speed, other items in the application may need slower update rates. Link Groups gives you that control. The benefit is reduced network traffic and increased reliability.
LinkMaster provides fully-featured data bridging, drag and drop link creation, error logging, support for creating Custom Remote Machine references, and more. - Built-in Redundancy - Supports COM and DCOM - Runs as a Windows Service - Data Scaling - Link Item Management - User Management - EventViewer
KEPServerEX is the industry’s leading communications platform that provides a single source of industrial automation data to all of your applications. The platform design allows users to connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and software applications through one intuitive user interface. KEPServerEX leverages OPC (the automation industry’s standard for interoperability) and IT-centric communication protocols (such as SNMP, ODBC, and web services) to provide users with a single source for industrial data. The platform is developed and tested to meet our customers’ performance, reliability, and ease-of-use requirements. KEPServerEX provides critical technical features that are centralized around accessibility, aggregation, optimization, connectivity, security, and diagnostics.
The Bright Wolf Strandz Enterprise Application IoT Platform is a set of pre-built modules incorporating insights and expertise from Industrial Controls, Transportation, Healthcare, Cold Chain Systems, Fluid Management, Agriculture, Heavy Equipment, Energy, and others. This diverse experience has yielded a modular, scalable, and secure platform running on Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform, designed for change and longevity and optimized for developing industrial grade IoT applications.
Proper data modeling and filtering means clean data inputs for your analytics, making it possible to extract the full value from your data. Strandz ensures that the data in your IoT system is clean and ready for consumption by your business intelligence tools and data scientists. From the device all the way through to the enterprise backend, authentication, validation, and security are critical. Policy driven Role Based Access Control (RBAC), data point level encryption, and data point level trust are seminal design elements to a Strandz based IoT solution, not bolt on after thoughts. The modular nature of the platform and data model allows for graceful evolution of the system over time. Technology agnosticism around device, protocol, network, OS, programming language, datastore technology, and IAAS cloud ensure a resilient system.

Since its debut in 1994, JP1 has provided value that has met the needs of countless companies in many different fields and throughout several generations of technology. JP1 has always sought to optimize system operations, making it a mainstay at small businesses, large enterprises, and everything in between. Our customers are active in a wide variety of fields, from finance and other industries to government agencies. JP1 is continuously evolving to adapt to changing times, but one thing remains constant: our support for our customers' businesses.


1. Quality that comes from years of product development

JP1 products are developed in an environment that incorporates the technological expertise and experience that have accumulated at Hitachi over many years.
This development process results in a consistent output of high-quality products that can be applied to increasingly complex and diverse systems. Furthermore, because JP1 products of different versions can be used within the same system, administrators can easily upgrade the products in their systems in phases.

2. Strong platform and environment support

JP1 products can be used with a number of different platforms, including Windows, Linux, and UNIX; with cluster and virtualization platforms; and with cloud services. JP1's continual evolution ensures that it always keeps up with the latest trends in platform technology.

3. Full support for 10 years

Hitachi Support 360 guarantees you a minimum of ten years of support for a given product version. For example, for a server that you plan to replace every five years, you will have access to standard support services for up to two upgrade cycles. To ensure the stable operation of your systems, Hitachi provides robust support consisting of three elements: resolving problems, sharing information, and patching software.

4. Support from JP1 professionals

Get support from the more than 50,000 certified JP1 professionals in Japan. Continue to receive support after installation, such as whenever you set up or modify one of your systems. Our support personnel are available to help you build systems based on your requirements (including system scale and environment) and are available to respond to any inquiries concerning system modifications.

5. Quality and reliability that come from being made in Japan

JP1 supports operating systems in many different languages, which has contributed to its adoption in countries all over the world. To handle inquiries from all regions of the world, sales offices and support sites are present not only in Japan, but also in China, Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe. JP1 representatives are ready to provide solid support for the operations management of your most important systems.

The BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse extends the Eclipse development framework to enable Java developers to create BlackBerry applications and MIDlets for BlackBerry devices.
The BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse adds functionality and features to the Eclipse IDE that can help simplify Java application development for BlackBerry devices while giving you access to standard Eclipse tools, such as code assist.
The Foxboro Evo process automation system provides a powerful platform for elevating and protecting production value as well as regulatory control of continuous and batch operations.
More capable than a traditional distributed control system (DCS,) it enables strategic integration of the following industrial control system components: - A high-capacity, high availability control processor, which integrates easily with advanced optimization software - Powerful, fit-for-purpose I/O, including software configurable marshalling - User-empowering high performance HMI, featuring advanced situational awareness graphics - Intrinsic cybersecurity protection - Intuitive, role-based engineering tools - Unified control and safety through integration with the industry-leading Triconex safety system - An intelligent, interactive maintenance dashboard - Future-proof architecture built on reusable, object-based components
The Sensus FlexNet™ communication system is an industry-respected and time-tested communications platform delivering high-speed, reliable, scalable and secure data via long-range radio. This award winning smart metering infrastructure supports Mission Critical IoT, tailoring its offering to a utility’s individual business case.
The FlexNet system works with excellent coverage and latency, enabling smart meters and sensors to securely and confidently transmit and receive near real-time customer usage data. This improves your business intelligence, whilst also giving you an edge in the competitive marketplace. The data allows you to proactively manage your electric, water, gas, lighting and smart grid systems.
FunctionalityLinkMaster provides fully-featured data bridging, drag and drop link creation, error logging, support for creating Custom Remote Machine references, and more. - Built-in Redundancy - Supports COM and DCOM - Runs as a Windows Service - Data Scaling - Link Item Management - User Management - EventViewerProper data modeling and filtering means clean data inputs for your analytics, making it possible to extract the full value from your data. Strandz ensures that the data in your IoT system is clean and ready for consumption by your business intelligence tools and data scientists. From the device all the way through to the enterprise backend, authentication, validation, and security are critical. Policy driven Role Based Access Control (RBAC), data point level encryption, and data point level trust are seminal design elements to a Strandz based IoT solution, not bolt on after thoughts. The modular nature of the platform and data model allows for graceful evolution of the system over time. Technology agnosticism around device, protocol, network, OS, programming language, datastore technology, and IAAS cloud ensure a resilient system.

1. Quality that comes from years of product development

JP1 products are developed in an environment that incorporates the technological expertise and experience that have accumulated at Hitachi over many years.
This development process results in a consistent output of high-quality products that can be applied to increasingly complex and diverse systems. Furthermore, because JP1 products of different versions can be used within the same system, administrators can easily upgrade the products in their systems in phases.

2. Strong platform and environment support

JP1 products can be used with a number of different platforms, including Windows, Linux, and UNIX; with cluster and virtualization platforms; and with cloud services. JP1's continual evolution ensures that it always keeps up with the latest trends in platform technology.

3. Full support for 10 years

Hitachi Support 360 guarantees you a minimum of ten years of support for a given product version. For example, for a server that you plan to replace every five years, you will have access to standard support services for up to two upgrade cycles. To ensure the stable operation of your systems, Hitachi provides robust support consisting of three elements: resolving problems, sharing information, and patching software.

4. Support from JP1 professionals

Get support from the more than 50,000 certified JP1 professionals in Japan. Continue to receive support after installation, such as whenever you set up or modify one of your systems. Our support personnel are available to help you build systems based on your requirements (including system scale and environment) and are available to respond to any inquiries concerning system modifications.

5. Quality and reliability that come from being made in Japan

JP1 supports operating systems in many different languages, which has contributed to its adoption in countries all over the world. To handle inquiries from all regions of the world, sales offices and support sites are present not only in Japan, but also in China, Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe. JP1 representatives are ready to provide solid support for the operations management of your most important systems.

The BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse adds functionality and features to the Eclipse IDE that can help simplify Java application development for BlackBerry devices while giving you access to standard Eclipse tools, such as code assist.More capable than a traditional distributed control system (DCS,) it enables strategic integration of the following industrial control system components: - A high-capacity, high availability control processor, which integrates easily with advanced optimization software - Powerful, fit-for-purpose I/O, including software configurable marshalling - User-empowering high performance HMI, featuring advanced situational awareness graphics - Intrinsic cybersecurity protection - Intuitive, role-based engineering tools - Unified control and safety through integration with the industry-leading Triconex safety system - An intelligent, interactive maintenance dashboard - Future-proof architecture built on reusable, object-based componentsThe FlexNet system works with excellent coverage and latency, enabling smart meters and sensors to securely and confidently transmit and receive near real-time customer usage data. This improves your business intelligence, whilst also giving you an edge in the competitive marketplace. The data allows you to proactively manage your electric, water, gas, lighting and smart grid systems.
Supporting Files

Localization
CountriesJapanUnited States
LanguagesChinese (simplified)
English
French
German
Japanese
Spanish

Support
PhoneFreeFreeFree
Paid
FreeFreeFree
EmailFreeFreePaidFreeFreeFree
FAQ / Q&AFreeFreeFreeFree
Live Chat
Forum CommunityFreeFreeFree
Social MediaFree
Video Tutorial / WebinarFree

Pricing
Price Level Indicator1 - Price Leader1 - Price Leader1 - Price Leader1 - Price Leader3 - Market average1 - Price Leader2 - Below market average
Price Range
https://www.kepware.com/products/pricelist.pdf
Starts at $995
Price Method
Free Version
Free Trial
Integration Support Available
Entry-level Setup Fee

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other