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Kepware Honored by Automation World for Information Management

Kepware Honored by Automation World for Information Management

KEPServerEX Awarded With "First Team" Recognition by Premier Business Automation Magazine

Portland, ME

1/8/2013 12:00 AM

Kepware® Technologies announced today the company has been named a "First Team" category leader in the second annual "Leadership in Automation Program" by Summit Media Group. The editors of Automation World, the leading business magazine serving automation professionals, launched this community-based program in January 2012. Automation professionals were invited to vote for their favorite automation vendors in aided and un-aided recall surveys.

Nearly four dozen categories are featured in the Summit Media Group awards, representing the wide variety of automation technologies, software, and products in use by today's manufacturing professionals across the discrete, batch, and continuous process manufacturing industries. Kepware was awarded a place on the "2012 First Team" in the "Information Management" category. This is the second year in a row Kepware has been recognized as a "First Team" honoree in this category.

Enabling Kepware to achieve this award is its flagship offering, KEPServerEX®. KEPServerEX is a communications platform connecting disparate devices and applications, ranging from plant control systems to enterprise information systems. Its industry-proven and industry-endorsed server platform manages critical automation, facility, and infrastructure data. Communications are managed through a robust software platform that supports an array of open standards, proprietary communication protocols, APIs, and automation systems' interfaces.

"At Kepware, we're driven by a single goal—help customers seamlessly connect, manage, monitor, and control their diverse range of industrial automation devices," said Tony Paine, President and CEO of Kepware Technologies. "This award validates that Kepware is making an impact, and helping customers solve their most difficult industrial automation and communications challenges. We're honored that our efforts are recognized by the thought leaders that subscribe to Automation World."

Notes Jim Chrzan, Publisher of Automation World: "Chosen by their customers, the First Team Honorees offer outstanding examples of innovation and service. Congratulations to them, and thank

you to all the end-users who lent their voices to this program throughout the year."

Leadership in Automation First Team Honorees are being recognized in Automation World's January 2013 issue, available here: www.automationworld.com.

For more information about Kepware's solutions, please visit www.kepware.com or contact a Kepware Technologies representative at (207) 775-1660 or sales@kepware.com.

About Kepware, Inc.
Kepware Technologies is a private software development company headquartered in Portland, Maine. Kepware provides a portfolio of software solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications. From plant floor to wellsite to windfarm, Kepware serves a wide range of customers in a variety of vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power & Utilities, and more. Established in 1995 and now distributed in more than 100 countries, Kepware's software solutions help thousands of businesses improve operations and decision making. Learn more at www.kepware.com.

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