Takebishi Selects ICONICS to Deliver OPC Servers in the Americas & EMEA

ICONICS is honored to be selected by Takebishi Corporation as their primary distribution partner for the Americas and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). This partnership will bring focused customer value for the proven, high quality and extremely competitive OPC Server solution called DeviceXPlorer™ OPC Server.

Press Release | Published: 9/20/2022

Foxborough, MA – September 20, 2022 – ICONICS is honored to be selected by Takebishi Corporation, the leading OPC products supplier in Asia, as their primary distribution partner for the Americas and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). This partnership will bring focused customer value for the proven, high quality and extremely competitive OPC Server solution called DeviceXPlorer™ OPC Server. DeviceXPlorer OPC Server (DXP) is an OPC Foundation certified OPC Server communications solution delivering connectivity to over 230 different devices through 80+ communication protocols. This scalable solution is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit implementations for maximum flexibility and performance. A supplementary solution called DeviceGateway (DGW) supports embedded communications using Docker containers targeted at IoT applications at the edge. These products, available from ICONICS since December 2021 for use with the GENESIS64™ Suite, are now also available as standalone products for use with any automation software that supports OPC. A free trial download for the DeviceXPlorer OPC Server is available from the ICONICS website.

Takebishi offers outstanding performance for Rockwell Automation, Siemens and other widely used controllers, and is the best third-party OPC Server connectivity to Mitsubishi Electric products by leveraging the Mitsubishi Electric EZSocket Libraries. DeviceXPlorer OPC Server includes support for the following hardware:

  • PLCs: 3S, Delta, Fuji, GE (Emerson), Hitachi, IDEC, IAI, JTEKT, Keyence, Koyo (Automation Direct), LSIS, Omron, Panasonic, Rockwell, Sharp, Siemens, Toshiba, Yaskawa, and Yokogawa
  • Robot Controllers: IAI, Kawasaki, Sanyo Denki, Yamaha, and Yaskawa
  • CNC and Machine Tools: Fanuc, Mazak, SHIBAURa Machine, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, and The Japan Steel Works
  • Additional Controllers: Anywire, Azbil, Chino, Cognex, Comtrol, Eurotherm, Hakko, Hioki, Mars Tohken Solution, Microsoft, Moxa, M-System, MTT, Codesys, Eurotherm, Patlite, Panasonic, Phoenix Contact, RKC Instrument, Unitec, and Wago
  • Industry Standards: BACnet/IP, Bluetooth, DDE Client, DNP3, EtherNet/IP, IEC60870-5, IEC61850, MODBUS, MTConnect, OPC DA Client, OPC UA Client, OPC UA Pub/Sub, Shared Memory, and SLMP

“We are very proud to have been chosen to represent Takebishi in the Americas and the EMEA markets,” explains Ted Hill, President of ICONICS. “These markets have been dominated by only a few other vendor solutions, and I’m confident this new offering will be very welcomed by OEMs, System Integrators, and end customers across all markets and applications.”

Hiroshi Okagaki, Director and General Managing Executive Officer of Takebishi adds, “Takebishi is the first company to develop and market an OPC server in Japan. Since then, we have continued to improve the functionality of our OPC server to meet market demands. We believe ICONICS is the perfect choice for this strategic partnership as they have a broad reach into the market, offer industry leading support for OPC, and have been known as an independent supplier of software since 1986.”

ICONICS and Takebishi Corporation will be collaborating to serve the Americas and EMEA OPC markets. With these two top innovative companies, the industry will benefit from advanced automation and digital transformation for the betterment of all.

Learn more about the DeviceXPlorer OPC Server here: https://iconics.com/Products/DeviceXPlorer-OPC-Server


ICONICS, a Group Company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, is headquartered in Foxborough, Massachusetts USA and is a global software developer of visualization, HMI, SCADA, and energy solutions. With installations running in over 100 countries worldwide and over 70 percent of Global 500 companies, ICONICS software is recommended for automating, monitoring, and optimizing a customer's most critical assets. ICONICS offers competitive software products for various business sectors, such as manufacturing, industrial and building automation, and it possesses advanced technology and remarkable industry leading knowledge in the development of industrial software. ICONICS is a seven-time Microsoft Partner of the Year award winner and has been recognized eleven times for a Microsoft Partner of the Year award.

About TAKEBISHI Corporation

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 Prime Market 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.