Eaton Corporation Joins Kepware's Protocol Program

Portland, ME - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that Eaton Corporation's Electrical Group has chosen Kepware as their primary provider of device communications and has joined Kepware's VEP (Vendor Endorsed Protocol) Program.

Eaton embeds Kepware communication protocols in a variety of HMI Products. Kepware protocols enable connectivity to thousands of automation devices from various third party vendors. In addition, Eaton relies on Kepware for connectivity to their own products through their own proprietary protocols. By joining the Kepware VEP (Vendor Endorsed Protocol) program, Eaton will ensure that Kepware will offer the industry's best connectivity to their products now and into the future.

"Eaton products are widely used in the industry," says Roy Kok, VP of Sales and Marketing for Kepware. "Eaton has been using and recommending our solution for many years. Our new Partner Program brings our ongoing relationship to a new level, by keeping them abreast of our technology developments and working with them to ensure Kepware communications are the best in the industry."

"Kepware is a key component in Eaton's automation strategy," explains George Deits, Product Line Manager for Eaton's Logic Components. "We have an excellent relationship with Kepware and the benefits of this partnership enable Eaton to deliver excellent communications, and ensures that all Kepware partners are enabled with the industries best connectivity to our products."

About Kepware
Kepware is the world leader in communication software for automation and offers a unique experience in both OPC and embedded device communications. Since 1995, Kepware has focused on the development of communication drivers to automation controllers, I/O and field devices. Applications include M2M (Machine to Machine) and M2E (Machine to Enterprise) communications. Operating system support includes; Microsoft Windows Desktop, Windows Server and Windows Embedded (Windows CE and Windows Embedded NT/XP). Today, with over 130 communication protocols, and through the efforts of our direct sales, distribution and embedded partners, Kepware is the leading provider of communications with annual shipments exceeding 100,000 units. Kepware's responsiveness to customer needs and strong partnerships with other leading automation suppliers ensures that your next application will be a success. Ask around and you'll hear why automation professionals everywhere consider Kepware Technologies "Automation's Best Friend".

About Eaton
Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, uninterruptible power supply and industrial automation products and services. Eaton's global electrical brands, including Cutler-Hammer®, MGE Office Protection Systems(TM), Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak and Moeller, provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 81,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

Kepware Media Contact:
Roy Kok
VP of Marketing and Sales
207-775-1660 x253

Eaton Media Contact:
Mark Horner
Manager, Public Relations and Internal Communications
Eaton Corporation

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