OEM Agreement: ICONICS and TAKEBISHI Corp. Japan

ICONICS and Takebishi Corp. Japan are pleased to announce that the Takebishi DeviceXPlorer OPC Server software has been integrated into the ICONICS GENESIS64™ HMI/SCADA software suite version 10.96.2 following joint R&D activities conducted by ICONICS and Takebishi.

Press Release | Published: 10/15/2020
Foxborough, MA – October 15, 2020 – ICONICS is a global automation software provider and six-time winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year award, providing advanced industry 4.0 web-enabled OPC UA and BACnet certified visualization, analytics, and mobile software solutions for any energy, manufacturing, industrial or building automation application. ICONICS has announced an agreement with Takebishi Corporation to integrate the Takebishi DeviceXPlorer OPC Server with its own OPC-based automation software solutions.

Takebishi DeviceXPlorer OPC Server is a leading OPC server software suite that provides connectivity with control devices in manufacturing, factory, and operations environments with equipment such as PLCs, machine tools, and robots. It provides communication functions with multiple devices via a variety of network technology and helps to bridge data to various applications. Takebishi DeviceXPlorer OPC Server supports OPC UA, DA, AE, and SuiteLink Interface, and can connect to over 200 device types.
ICONICS and Takebishi Corp Japan are pleased to announce that the Takebishi DeviceXPlorer OPC Server software has been integrated into the ICONICS GENESIS64™ HMI/SCADA software suite version 10.96.2 following joint R&D activities conducted by ICONICS and Takebishi, and an OEM Agreement that permits redistribution of Takebishi OPC Servers within the ICONICS product installations. Version 10.96.2 is planned for release in Q4 2020.
This new integrated OPC server was introduced on October 15th, 2020 during ICONICS’ virtual event, “Connect 2020: Digital Transformation Solutions for a New Normal”. Features include data browsing directly from the ICONICS configuration environments, integrated licensing, integrated installation, and tools for importing existing configurations from PLCs and from OPC servers such as KEPServerEX and several others into the DeviceXPlorer OPC Server software interface. The parties plan future collaboration to streamline project development, such as the integration of the configuration environment for the Takebishi DeviceXPlorer OPC Server into the ICONICS Workbench and the ICONICS IoTWorX™ IoT software solution.  
“ICONICS automation software was designed for OPC UA connectivity,” said Dave Oravetz, Vice President of Engineering of ICONICS. “With that in mind, our solutions such as our flagship HMI/SCADA and building automation suite, GENESIS64, require an OPC Server that provides state-of-the-art functionality. Takebishi is a great and trusted partner, with extensive device connectivity. ICONICS looks forward to building our relationship with Takebishi for the benefit of our mutual customers.”
“We are pleased about the integration of GENESIS64 and Takebishi DeviceXPlorer OPC Server,” said Hiroshi Okagaki, Director at Takebishi Corp., “so that this integration provides consistent operability for our customers, also realizes seamless collaboration between both products.”
Since its establishment in 1926, TAKEBISHI has grown by mainly providing products of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation around the Kyoto and Shiga areas in Japan. As an engineering trading company, TAKEBISHI specializes in transactions of industrial electric and electronic equipment and devices. TAKEBISHI currently has eight branches in Japan and five subsidiaries outside of Japan and is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. TAKEBISHI aims to be an “innovative trading company that provides total solutions” with innovative technology and the highest quality. The company joined the OPC Foundation in 1995, with immediate development of its OPC Server, making it the first company to develop and market an OPC Server in Japan. Since then, TAKEBISHI has developed multiple OPC Servers, contributing to the spread of OPC technology.  
ICONICS is headquartered in Foxborough, Massachusetts and is a global software developer of visualization, HMI, SCADA and energy solutions. With over 375,000 installations in over 100 countries worldwide and running in over 70 percent of Global 500 companies, ICONICS software is recommended for automating, monitoring and optimizing a customer’s most critical assets. ICONICS was named the 2018 Microsoft Manufacturing Partner of the Year and is now a six-time winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year award.
ICONICS Background Information
ICONICS, a longtime Microsoft Gold Partner and six-time Microsoft Partner of the Year award winner, including the Manufacturing, Application Development, and CityNext Partner of the Year, provides solutions to improve productivity, reduce integration time and operating costs, and optimize asset utilization with visualization and automation software. Founded in 1986, ICONICS has 375,000 installations in over 100 countries worldwide. ICONICS meets the demanding application challenges of the automotive, building automation, food and beverage, government infrastructure, manufacturing, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, renewable energy, utilities and water/wastewater industries. As a managed Microsoft ISV Partner, ICONICS designs its solutions to leverage Microsoft technologies, including Windows 10, Windows Server, Microsoft .NET, Microsoft Azure, SQL Server and Microsoft SharePoint.
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