SOURCE: Kepware

March 24, 2008 08:00 ET

Control Microsystems Selects Kepware for ClearSCADA Communications

PORTLAND, ME--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that its product, KEPServerEX, has been selected by Control Microsystems to enhance Third Party Communications for their ClearSCADA product.

The latest generation of Kepware's technology, KEPServerEX was designed to allow users to quickly set up 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 thousands of devices. Designed to address both end user and OEM markets, KEPServerEX for OEMs can be completely re-branded and integrated into OEM delivered solutions.

Control Microsystems will incorporate KEPServerEX technology into their standard ClearSCADA product, delivering over 100 communications drivers to their customer base.

"We are proud to have been chosen by Control Microsystems," said Roy Kok, VP of Marketing and Sales for Kepware Technologies. "They have a very unique and complete offering, including both hardware and software. The addition of Kepware communications will enable them to integrate with a wide variety of existing plant systems as they deliver their solutions."

"We evaluated many solutions for PLC connectivity and no other offering came close to delivering what Kepware has to offer," said Eric Schwantler, Product Manager for Control Microsystems. "ClearSCADA is a SCADA Host product that offers high-reliability and function, and by incorporating KEPServerEX into our product, we know that our high standards for quality are maintained."

"This is an excellent partnership. Control Microsystems is recognized as a leader in developing SCADA products, and the partnership with Kepware provides them the unique opportunity to enhance their product suite with extensive communication connectivity, truly leveraging the quality architecture and products of Kepware," says Tom Burke, President of the OPC Foundation. "It's always a pleasure to watch two companies that are dedicated to delivering highly functional, high quality products to the marketplace partner in such a fashion."

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 130 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." www.kepware.com

About Control Microsystems

Control Microsystems is a global supplier of state-of-the-art automation products for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and the world's largest, privately held SCADA Company. Founded in 1980, the company has led the industry in developing and manufacturing innovative solutions such as the SCADAPack™ Series of RTU/PLCs that combine high performance communications with high speed processing, ClearSCADA™, an advanced process management system that reduces programming time and increases engineering productivity, and SCADASense™ intelligent sensors and gas production automation products engineered for remote installation in harsh, unattended environments. Control Microsystems' products are used around the world in municipal water and wastewater automation; in natural gas and crude oil production, gathering, and pipeline automation, and a wide variety of other industrial automation applications. For more information, visit www.controlmicrosystems.com.

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Contact Information

  • Kepware Media Contacts:
    Valerie Harding
    Ripple Effect Communications
    Email Contact
    617.536.8887

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

    Control Microsystems Media Contact:
    Steve Goodman
    VP Marketing
    613-591-1943
    Toll Free: (888) 267-2232
    Email Contact