SOURCE: Kepware Technologies

May 05, 2008 08:00 ET

Kepware Introduces New Versions of iSNMP and KEPServerEX

PORTLAND, ME--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that it has released updates to two key products, the iSNMP network monitoring and management solution and KEPServerEX, its flagship product for device communications.

The new iSNMP offering will replace the existing solution acquired last fall through the acquisition of COI Software. iSNMP is now a Plug-in to KEPServerEX, leveraging the ability to operate alongside other KEPServerEX plug-ins and provide device monitoring and management through both industry standard OPC and vendor native interfaces. iSNMP is ideally suited for devices with management interfaces and is accompanied by an additional Ping Driver, to monitor the health of basic devices without management interfaces.

In addition to the new functionality, this release of KEPServerEX includes enhancements to over 45 Drivers including those for: ABB, Allen Bradley, Automation Direct, BACnet, Cutler Hammer, DNP, GE Fanuc, Hilscher, Honeywell, Horner, Omron, Schneider Electric, Square D, Siemens, SIXNET, Telemecanique, Yaskawa, and Yokogawa.

"Kepware puts a significant effort into each product release, both in terms of new functionality and in enhancing the reliability and effectiveness of existing functionality," says Tony Paine, Executive VP and CTO of Kepware. "This release has over 4 developer years worth of effort behind it. As a general rule going forward, Kepware will strive for Quarterly releases of our KEPServerEX product as it is gaining functionality at an increasing rate. Also, by the time you are reading this, we expect KEPServerEX to have received official OPC Certified Status through the new Independent Certification Test Lab in Germany."

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 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."

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