Predator Software Is Connected with Kepware

Predator Software Partners with Kepware for CNC to Enterprise Interoperability

Portland, ME, February 8, 2010 - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that it has been selected by Predator Software as their Interoperability provider. Predator Software will leverage KEPServerEX client interfaces; Standards such as OPC DA, OPC AE, OPC UA and native interfaces, to achieve proven interoperability with Kepware's vast array of HMI/SCADA, Historian, MES and ERP partners.

Since 1994, Predator Software has been focused on automating manufacturers worldwide with innovative and award-winning software applications. Today they are an industry leader in shop floor control (SFC). Predator's SFC technologies include CNC networking, machine monitoring, data collection, machine simulation and verification, tool and gage crib management and traveler management. This relationship with Kepware will extend Predator's products with a range of field proven interfaces to virtually every automation solution in the industry, from Kepware OEMs to all the companies that routinely recommend Kepware as their preferred solution.

"Kepware's focus is on Interoperability," explained Roy Kok, VP of Sales and Marketing for Kepware Technologies. "This includes interoperability with plant floor devices through our own protocols, as well as interoperability to a wide range of Client applications such as HMI/SCADA, Historian, MES, and ERP. We are also focused on extending our interoperability to domain experts and their products, like those offered by Predator Software."

"Kepware has an incredible set of OEMs and Partners," says Jim Abbassian, President and Co-Founder of Predator Software. "Kepware introduced interface tools for their KEPServerEX product, enabling us to leverage it for all of our interoperability needs. And, they maintain the interfaces on an ongoing basis. We have never been able to do such a simple development and get so much value. Our customers will be thrilled with the new levels of business system integration we will be offering."

"Kepware's value proposition enables vertical market domain experts such as Predator Software to focus on their core competency," says Sal Spada," Research Analyst at ARC Advisory Group. "This is a very powerful business proposition for Predator and their customers, as resources are now more concentrated on the capabilities of their software products. Kepware has provided the interoperability between disparate vendor production machinery, inspection systems, and enterprise systems. Interoperability is one of the greatest challenges facing engineers looking for efficiencies across the enterprise and manufacturing floor. Kepware has removed all the barriers with an elegant solution."

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(TM)".

About Predator Software Inc.

Predator Software Inc. is a privately held developer a suite of shop floor control system (SFC) software tools including turnkey DNC and shop floor networking solutions, real-time manufacturing data collection, CNC machine simulation and verification software, electronic work instructions, and tool/gauge management. Based in Portland, Oregon USA, with offices in Barcelona, Spain, Predator Software products are available through a global network of value-added resellers.

Kepware Media Contact:

Roy Kok

VP of Marketing and Sales


(207) 775-1660 x253

Predator Software Media Contact:

Jim Abbassian

President and Co-Founder

Predator Software

(503) 292-7151

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