I have been exposed to Kepware a lot more in recent weeks. It is a full featured driver suite, not just for PLC communications anymore!
This week in particular I have been tasked with creating over 1200 devices in a single Kepware instance. Good news! They have a REST API that can be enabled and served up by the local Kepware instance. You can find more information here: https://www.kepware.com/en-us/support/resource-library/made-easy/configuration-api-easy-guide/.
What they don’t know yet is that I have managed to trigger the API from vbscript. This means it is possible to create a set of tools for basic Kepware management from inside an HMI or SCADA application, like ClearSCADA or FactoryTalk. Woo!
More on this to come!