Technology Record - Issue 27: Winter 2022

29 Industrial software provider PTC is accelerating its transformation toward software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions with two additions to its digital thread portfolio. Windchill+ is a pre-configured and secure SaaS product life cycle management (PLM) service that is core to product development and digital thread needs, and Kepware+ is the latest iteration of the Kepware industrial connectivity solution. PTC plans to introduce additional “plus” products, including Creo+, the latest version of its computeraided design software, in 2023. ICONICS has partnered with equipment and systems provider Takebishi Corporation to deliver Takebishi’s DeviceXPlorer OPC Server to customers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The OPC Foundationcertified DeviceXPlorer solution connects to over 230 different devices through more than 80 communication protocols. Takebishi supports companies such as Mitsubishi Electric, Rockwell Automation, Siemens and other widely used controllers. A free trial download of the DeviceXPlorer OPC Server is available at: PTC offers new SaaS solutions for PLM and industrial connectivity ICONICS strengthens alliance with Takebishi Corporation