Serck Controls is 'Connected with Kepware'

Portland, ME - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that it was selected as the primary provider of manufacturing oriented device communications by Serck Controls Inc.

Serck Controls is a leading SCADA and Telemetry systems engineering company that provides both products and services. While they offer some of their own protocols to address the special needs of their vertical markets, Serck Controls also recognizes the need for connectivity to the widest possible set of protocols for the benefit of their customers. As such, Serck Controls has chosen to be "Connected with Kepware;" licensing Kepware Protocols for use with their SCADA software solutions. The "Connected with Kepware" designation signifies an ongoing partnership with Serck Controls to ensure they are aware of upcoming technology and will stay current with Kepware developments.

"Serck Controls will apply our communications in the area of Water, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Process Control and Safety Systems all around the world," says Roy Kok, VP of Sales and Marketing for Kepware. "It is rewarding to see that Kepware communication protocols will add value to a significant player in these vertical markets."

"The ability to connect with virtually any equipment we might encounter at a customer site is a requirement of our business. In the past, we have developed protocols for many RTU applications. While this meets the immediate needs for our clients and the particular projects, maintaining and supporting these protocol drivers does present support issues," explains David Bowerman, General Manager Business Development of Serck Controls Ltd. "The support costs and the ever expanding connectivity requirements of our clients had led us to look to an organization that was a leader in connectivity products. Our research showed that Kepware is a quality partner and that they can be relied on to remain current with technology and will deliver the connectivity we need, now and into the future."

About Kepware
Kepware is the world leader in communication software for automation and offers a unique experience in both OPC and communication drivers. 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 Serck Controls
Serck Controls is one of the world's largest private companies in design, development and service offering for remote monitoring and control applications within the utility industries.

For more than twenty years, Serck Controls has built new technology and applications (such as RTU hardware and SCADA software) that are world class and offer clients increased productivity, system integrity and a wide range of standard communication options.

When coupled with the Serck Controls engineering capabilities, these ventures have raised the company profile as a leading provider of water, oil and gas, power, process control and safety applications. Serck Controls employs a staff of over 350 in 10 offices throughout Australia, UK and Middle East.
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Kepware Media Contact:
Roy Kok
VP of Marketing and Sales
Kepware Technologies
207-775-1660 x253

Serck Controls Media Contact:
David Bowerman
General Manager Business Development
Serck Controls Ltd. (Australia)
+61 2 4941 1211

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