Kepware Wins "Engineers Choice Award"

KEPServerEX Wins Connectivity Category in Control Engineering's Annual Award

Portland, ME, February 2, 2010 - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that its KEPServerEX product has been selected as winner of the Connectivity Category in the annual Control Engineering Magazine, "Engineers Choice" Awards.

The "Engineers Choice" award winners are selected by close to 600 of Control Engineering's readership, those with hands-on experience solving real-world problems. A total of 95 new products competed in this year's award process. KEPServerEX was chosen as first in its category. KEPServerEX delivers a one server architecture with over 140 communication protocols to choose from, and client connectivity including standards - OPC DA, OPC AE, OPC UA (New) and native interfaces for Oracle, Wonderware (Invensys) and GE Intelligent Platforms.

"We work incredibly hard to make sure we deliver exceptional quality in our products," explained Tony Paine, President of Kepware Technologies. "We have rigorous engineering and QA practices in place, and have a team of people with deep industry knowledge and application expertise. We spend every moment focusing on creating a better product for our customers and make sure our customers have a long term solution with Kepware. This endorsement means a lot to us all."

"Kepware has won this award in the past and we are not surprised that they've done it again," stated David Greenfield, Editorial Director for Control Engineering. "We see Kepware in the news on a consistent basis. They sure seem to be doing things right with their wide range of OEMs and customer endorsements."

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, OEM Licensable communications and Licensable OPC Interoperability solutions. 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".

Kepware Media Contact:

Roy Kok
VP of Marketing and Sales
(207) 775-1660 x253

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