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Kepware Technologies Wins 2012 Kinetic Process Innovation Award

Kepware Technologies Wins 2012 Kinetic Process Innovation Award

KEPServerEX Delivers Interoperability to Cascade Meadow Environmental Center

Portland, ME

2/17/2012 8:00 AM

Kepware Technologies, the leader in advanced Communications for Automation, announced today that it has been awarded the 2012 Kinetic Innovation Award for Interoperability for its support of a building automation system at Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center in Rochester, MN. The annual awards program recognizes excellence in information technology. This year the awards are sponsored by High Tech Views, an online publication that highlights organizations whose technology has made a significant contribution to supporting business growth and achievement for their customers. "Each year, the award entries demonstrate exciting new ways that vendors and their customers are leveraging technology for the public good," said Drew Barrows, deputy editor of High Tech Views. "Kepware Technologies is to be commended for its creativity in developing products that solve business challenges, but also for supporting the mission of an organization like Cascade Meadow that showcases successful sustainability activities and shares that success with their communities." While Cascade Meadow is a catalyst for educational activities that highlight and promote the efficient use of water and energy resources, it also designed a state of the art "green building" that includes renewable energy systems. Looking to integrate its energy consumption and production systems with the building’s mechanical systems, Cascade Meadow looked to Integrated Technology Engineering, a local consulting engineering firm and Kepware. Today critical data from these three separate systems can be monitored from one central dashboard to provide ongoing transparency into the energy efficiency of the Center — information that’s shared with visitors to the site and used for educational forums. "We are extremely pleased that that Kepware Technologies has been recognized for this award," said Tony Paine," Kepware President and CEO. "Cascade Meadow is an extraordinary example in its commitment to educate the community on the value of green energy and sustainability. We are glad to have been able to participate with Cascade Meadow and Integrated Technology Engineering to create an automated informational environment that supports its sustainability objectives." 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. ABOUT KINETIC PROCESS INNOVATION AWARDS: The awards program was founded by Kinetic Information LLC in 1996 and sponsored by High Tech Views, recognize innovation in the application of information technology. Awards focus on the business benefits user organizations derive from their technology systems. Winners are selected by a panel of experts consisting of independent professionals who are recognized authorities in their fields. The judging process is free of any vendor or other bias so the emphasis remains on the business benefits provided by each winning implementation. Kepware Contact: Erik Dellinger Kepware Technologies +1 207-775-1660 erik.dellinger@kepware.com

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