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Kepware Technologies Announces New and Enhanced Drivers for KEPServerEX

Kepware Technologies Announces New and Enhanced Drivers for KEPServerEX

Adds New Connectivity and Features to Improve Quality, Performance and Security

Portland, ME

2/21/2012 8:00 AM

Kepware Technologies, the leader in advanced Communications for Automation, today announced the release of KEPServerEX 5.8, with a major upgrade that includes new drivers, and several new features aimed at existing customers on Kepware's support and maintenance program to improve their business operations, performance, and security. To expand existing connectivity, KEPServerEX now features a new Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Unsolicited Driver, which greatly expands connectivity for plant wide optimization. Also included in this release are advanced communications and infrastructure improvements to more fully integrate with Fisher ROC and ROC Plus Controllers providing customers with enhanced interoperability. Accompanying the KEPServerEX 5.8 release are updates for Kepware's LinkMaster 3.0, RedundancyMaster 2.0 and ClientAce 3.5. LinkMaster is now fully supported on Windows 7/Vista and Windows Server 2008/2003 and has incorporated the same Kepware licensing and service support model as KEPServerEx V5. RedundancyMaster also incorporates the same license and service support model. ClientAce 3.5 has been updated to include support for Visual Studio 2010 and contains additional sample code. "Kepware customers expect us to deliver robust products and services based on our continuing commitment to research and development and focus on quality," said Tony Paine, President and CEO of Kepware Technologies. "The release of KEPServerEX 5.8 reflects our ongoing efforts to enhance our products for our existing customers and allow them to solve their ever changing business challenges." KEPServerEX 5.8 also includes the addition of Modbus Channel Serialization , enhanced Device Level Communication Diagnostics to aid with performance tuning and assist with troubleshooting. For security and regulatory control, KEPServerEX now delivers optimized event logging, finer user management control and allows the user to control whether or not client applications can directly access device memory. About Kepware Technologies: 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 international vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power Distribution, 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, and take an inside look at the company and its culture through the Kepware Corporate Overview video available here. Kepware Contact: Erik Dellinger Kepware Technologies +1 207-775-1660 erik.dellinger@kepware.com