RELEASE: Portland, ME, August 4, 2008 - Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that Eaton Corporation's Electrical Group has chosen Kepware as their primary provider of device communications and has joined Kepware's VEP (Vendor Endorsed Protocol) Program.
Eaton embeds Kepware communication protocols in a variety of HMI Products. Kepware protocols enable connectivity to thousands of automation devices from various third party vendors. In addition, Eaton relies on Kepware for connectivity to their own products through their own proprietary protocols. By joining the Kepware VEP (Vendor Endorsed Protocol) program, Eaton will ensure that Kepware will offer the industry's best connectivity to their products now and into the future.
"Eaton products are widely used in the industry," says Roy Kok, VP of Sales and Marketing for Kepware. "Eaton has been using and recommending our solution for many years. Our new Partner Program brings our ongoing relationship to a new level, by keeping them abreast of our technology developments and working with them to ensure Kepware communications are the best in the industry." "Kepware is a key component in Eaton's automation strategy," explains George Deits, Product Line Manager for Eaton's Logic Components. "We have an excellent relationship with Kepware and the benefits of this partnership enable Eaton to deliver excellent communications, and ensures that all Kepware partners are enabled with the industries best connectivity to our products."
ABOUT KEPWARE TECHNOLOGIES: Kepware Technologies, established in 1995, develops a wide range of communication and interoperability software solutions for the Automation industry. Our flexible and scalable solutions help connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and software applications. Our industry-endorsed software solutions improve operations and decision-making throughout all levels of an organization. Kepware Technologies' mission is to be your standard for connectivity by developing Advanced Communications for Automation.
ABOUT EATON: Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, uninterruptible power supply and industrial automation products and services. Eaton's global electrical brands, including Cutler-Hammer®, MGE Office Protection Systems™, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak and Moeller, provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical and OEM markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 81,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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