Industrial Data Forwarder (IDF) for Splunk Plug-In

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The Industrial Data Forwarder (IDF) for Splunk Plug-In connects Operations Technology (OT) with Information Technology (IT), extending the KEPServerEX communications platform and enabling Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT). The IDF for Splunk Plug-In takes advantage of KEPServerEX’s 150+ communication drivers to seamlessly stream real-time industrial sensor and machine data directly into Splunk® software and cloud services, enabling users to search, monitor, analyze, and visualize machine-generated big data from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors, and mobile devices.

Plug-in Driver Features:

  • Streams real-time data from KEPServerEX into Splunk
  • Collects data from thousands of industrial sensors and machines, including PLCs, RTUs, PACs, DAQs, Controllers, and more
  • Adds custom meta data to driver tags in a free-form field for advanced search queries within Splunk
  • Supports Deadband to limit data throughput
  • Supports tag import and export for quick project configuration and deployment
  • Supports multiple Splunk connections simultaneously


  • Splunk API

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Drivers “Plug In” to KEPServerEX

The Industrial Data Forwarder (IDF) for Splunk Plug-In is a plug-in device driver for KEPServerEX. A “Plug-in” is a software program (.dll) that extends the capabilities of KEPServerEX to fit the communication requirements of a specific device or system. The plug-in driver handles all of the proprietary communications between the device/system and the OPC layer, KEPServerEX. The KEPServerEX core then handles all OPC and Proprietary Client communications between the plug-in driver and the Client application. For a complete list of features and capabilities please visit the KEPServerEX overview page.

  • OPC Foundation Certified: The best of OPC on the market
  • High Performance: Multi-threaded and Runtime Configurable
  • Detailed Protocol and OPC Diagnostics with communications trace
  • Native Interfaces: Client Connectivity Beyond the OPC Standards
  • Certified Stratus High Availability Computing
  • Certified Marathon High Availability Computing
  • 2 Hour Demonstration Mode on all Kepware products
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