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Dell Joins Kepware® IoT Alliance Program

Dell Joins Kepware® IoT Alliance Program

Kepware and Dell collaborate to provide customers with turnkey solutions for industrial connectivity and analytics at the edge

Portland, ME

6/29/2016 9:05 AM

A recent Genpact Research Institute survey shows 81 percent of executives agree that Internet of Things (IoT) adoption will be critical to the future success of their companies, yet only 25 percent have a clear Industrial IoT strategy. Kepware® Technologies, a software development business focused on industrial connectivity, today announced Dell as the newest member of its IoT Alliance. The alliance was created to reduce risk and time to market for Industrial IoT hardware and software providers—and help customers fuel their IoT strategies with proven, interoperable IoT solutions.

As part of Kepware’s IoT Alliance, Dell is leveraging Kepware’s proprietary KEPServerEX® connectivity platform to feed industrial data to its Edge Gateway 5000 Series. The Dell Edge Gateway offers versatile edge computing, enabling organizations to collect, analyze, relay, and act on real-time data from machine sensors and generate accurate, dynamic predictions. Kepware has tested and verified that the Dell Edge Gateway 5000 Series is Kepware Certified for IoT, validating interoperability between KEPServerEX and the Edge Gateway hardware.

“Kepware is the lynchpin for providing industrial connectivity to an IoT partner ecosystem,” said Jason Shepherd, director, IoT Strategy and Partnerships, Dell. “Our collaboration allows customers to get their industrial IoT projects up and running quickly for faster solution deployment to the field.”

The IoT Alliance Program is comprised of a strategic network of leading IoT solutions providers including Splunk, Informatica and fellow PTC business ThingWorx. Members represent a broad range of industries committed to growing and shaping the global IoT industry through smart technology, thought leadership, and education initiatives. Alliance members collaborate closely with program founder Kepware and other members to release proven, interoperable solutions for mutual customers.

To learn more about how Dell and Kepware are working together to help organizations use IoT technology to solve real market problems, register for the next installment of Kepware’s IoT Webinar Series, “Predict Failures, Extend Machine Life, and Gain RoA,” tomorrow, June 30, 2016. During the webinar, technical experts from Dell and Kepware will explore the benefits of an IoT-enabled predictive maintenance model, and provide an overview of best practices for implementation. To register for the event, visit https://info.kepware.com/iot-webinar-series.

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About Kepware
@Kepware Technologies is a software development business of PTC Inc., headquartered in Portland, Maine. Kepware provides a portfolio of software solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications and enable the Industrial Internet of Things. 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 https://www.kepware.com.

About PTC
PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) is a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the “things” in the Internet of Things (IoT). The company’s next-generation ThingWorx® technology platform gives developers the tools they need to capture, analyze, and capitalize on the vast amounts of data being generated by smart, connected products and systems. The company’s field-proven solutions are deployed in more than 26,000 businesses worldwide to generate a product or service advantage. PTC’s award-winning CEO, considered an industry thought leader, co-authored the definitive guides to the impact of the IoT on business in the Harvard Business Review.

About Dell
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell takes a pragmatic approach to the Internet of Things (IoT) by building on the equipment and data you already have, and leveraging your current technology investments, to quickly and securely enable analytics-driven action. With a comprehensive solution portfolio including edge gateways and powerful analytics tools, Dell reduces the complexity, lowers the risk and increases the speed of deploying IoT initiatives. For more information, visit www.dell.com/IoT.

PTC, the PTC logo, ThingWorx, Kepware, the Kepware logo, and KEPServerEX are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Media Contact:

Torey Penrod-Cambra
Kepware Technologies
+1 (207) 775-1660