Kepware Wins Engineers' Choice Award for KEPServerEX

Portland, ME - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that its product, KEPServerEX was selected by readers of Control Engineering Magazine to receive the Engineers' Choice Award.

KEPServerEX was one of over 150 products to compete in this year's survey and leads all other products in the category of Network Software and Diagnostics. The latest generation of Kepware's technology, KEPServerEX, was designed to allow users to quickly setup communications from equipment to control systems via a wide range of available "plug-in" device drivers and components. KEPServerEX delivers over 130 Protocols and connectivity to 1000s of devices. In addition, KEPServerEX delivers support for both industry leading native interfaces and OPC, the Open Connectivity Standard in the automation industry.

"We are honored to have Control Engineering Readers select KEPServerEX as their recommended solution" said Roy Kok, VP of Marketing and Sales for Kepware Technologies, "Control Engineering Magazine is a highly respected publication and their readership directly addresses our target market. I could not imagine a better endorsement of Kepware technology. This is a major win for Kepware and all of our private label partners and resellers. We are now delivering even more value in the phrase "Connected with Kepware."

"Kepware certainly deserves these accolades" says Thomas Burke, President of the OPC Foundation. "Their KEPServerEX product is the most widely used OPC solution in the market and their support for OPC is unmatched in the industry. Kepware's consistent dedication to designing and building the highest quality products, raises the bar for all the other vendors as Kepware consistently leads the industry, exceeds the end user's expectations, providing the best performance, quality and functional products. The OPC Foundation is very fortunate to have Kepware as a key member and active leader in the organization."

"At Control Engineering, we're dedicated to providing our readers with information and insight into the latest technologies designed to enhance the day-to-day activities of their industrial operations," said Marc Moschetto, editorial director for Control Engineering magazine. "The Engineers' Choice Awards, however, enable our readers to highlight those which are poised to deliver the greatest impact to their business. Congratulations to Kepware for this outstanding recognition."

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. Operating system support includes; Microsoft Windows Desktop, Windows Server and Windows Embedded (Windows CE and Windows Embedded NT/XP). Today, with over 100 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 ensure 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". (

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Kepware Media Contacts:

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

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