Specter Instruments Is "Connected with Kepware" - Specter Instruments Partners with Kepware Technologies as Their Primary Choice for Device Connectivity

Portland, ME, January 20, 2008 - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that it has been selected by Specter Instruments as their primary provider of connectivity to devices in the automation marketplace.

As a "Connected with Kepware" partner, Specter Instruments will work with Kepware to test and validate KEPServerEX with their WIN-911 remote alarming solution. Kepware will work closely with Specter Instruments to ensure they have solutions for the latest OPC connectivity standards and that its communications drivers deliver the highest quality and most reliable operation possible when used with their products.

Specter Instruments, headquartered in Austin Texas, supplies WIN-911 to both end user and OEM applications. Connectivity to third party devices is key to the success of any alarming solution and WIN-911 delivers support for OPC standards to ensure connectivity other industry solutions. Kepware's KEPServerEX will provide connectivity to thousands of devices through a library of over 140 protocols and will be validated with WIN-911 on an ongoing basis.

"Kepware has had an excellent relationship with Specter Instruments for many years," states Roy Kok, VP of Marketing and Sales of Kepware Technologies. "This expansion of our relationship will ensure that our joint customers will have the best solution available for both alarm notification and device connectivity."

"Kepware dominates the communications world with their sales to end users and through software OEM relationships." explains Frank Grygier VP Sales for Specter Instruments. "Offering proven connectivity between our products and KEPServerEX is the best way for Specter Instruments to deliver connectivity to the broadest range of devices possible. Kepware's reputation for quality and support in the market is exceptional."

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 140 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". www.kepware.com

About Specter Instruments

Specter Instruments is the leading independent supplier of remote telephony alarming software products for the automation marketplace. Since 1998, Specter Instruments has been delivering its WIN-911 Alarm Notification Software in all manner of applications and markets including; Water and Wastewater, Power, Military, Automotive, Semiconductor, Pharmaceutical, Building Management, Oil and Gas, and Security. Our customer commitment is to deliver the best possible reliability and interoperability with the systems already in place. For more information, contact www.specterinstruments.com

Kepware Media Contact:

Roy Kok

VP of Marketing and Sales


(207) 775-1660 x253


Specter Instruments Media Contact:

Frank Grygier

VP Sales

Specter Instruments

(512) 326-1011


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