Yokogawa is "Connected with Kepware" - Yokogawa Partners with Kepware Technologies as Their Primary Choice for Controller and Recorder Connectivity

Portland, ME, January 26, 2008 - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that it has been selected by Yokogawa Corporation as their primary provider of connectivity for their Controllers and Recorders.

As a "Connected with Kepware" partner, Yokogawa will deliver and support Kepware products. Kepware will work closely with Yokogawa as a "VEP" Vendor Endorsed Protocol partner to ensure they have solutions for the latest OPC connectivity standards and that our communications drivers deliver the highest quality and most reliable solution possible for their products.

Yokogawa Corporation of America is the North American unit of $4 billion Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of instrumentation, process control, and automation solutions. Headquartered in Newnan, Georgia, Yokogawa Corporation of America serves a diverse customer base with market-leading products including analyzers, flow meters, transmitters, controllers, recorders, data acquisition products, meters, instruments, distributed control systems, and more.

"Kepware has been working closely with Yokogawa for many years," states Roy Kok, VP of Marketing and Sales of Kepware Technologies. "Our success in supporting Yokogawa hardware has been very valuable to our software partners. This enhancement to our relationship will ensure we deliver the best communications for both Yokogawa and our OEMs on a go forward basis."

"Kepware is clearly the leader in device communications and a partnership with Kepware guarantees Yokogawa will have proven connectivity to virtually every software application on the market." explains Russ Graybill, General Manager of Yokogawa America. "Kepware is a great partner and our joint efforts will ensure our customers can integrate our controllers, recorders and data acquisition products into any automation infrastructure they may have in place."

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 Yokogawa

Yokogawa's global network of 19 manufacturing facilities and 89 companies spans 32 countries. Since its founding in 1915, the US$4 billion company has been engaged in cutting-edge research and innovation, securing more than 7,500 patents and registrations, including the world's first digital sensors for flow and pressure measurement. Industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industry support are the core businesses of Yokogawa. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit our web site at www.yokogawa.com.

Kepware Media Contact:

Roy Kok

VP of Marketing and Sales


(207) 775-1660 x253


Yokogawa Media Contact:

Steve Byrom

Network Solutions Product Marketing

Yokogawa Corporation of America

770-254-0400 x4133


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