PORTLAND, ME--(Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) - Kepware Technologies® announced today that its flagship communications solution, KEPServerEX®, has been selected as a Finalist in the Plant Engineering 2012 Product of the Year awards. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the awards are a premier honor for new products in the manufacturing and industrial automation markets.

Kepware's KEPServerEX is a communications platform that connects 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.

"Industrial companies are being pressured to run more efficiently and share operational data with upper-level management, partners, and even other facilities within their organization," said Tony Paine, President and CEO of Kepware Technologies. "In order to properly establish communications with industrial machines, specific protocols need to be established and the data normalized for transfer to other reporting or monitoring systems. This is where Kepware comes in. Our solutions are specifically designed to overcome these obstacles -- enabling highly automated communications to accelerate performance and reduce waste. We're very pleased by the overwhelming market response to our offerings, and are honored to be among the Plant Engineering finalists."

KEPServerEX will be featured in Plant Engineering's November issue. Winners for Product of the Year are determined by votes from pre-qualified plant engineers. Voting began November 19th, 2012 and ends January 31, 2013. The 2012 Grand Award, as well as Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards in each category, will be presented at the awards ceremony in March 2013 in Chicago. Winners will also appear in the April 2013 issue of Plant Engineering magazine. Plant Engineering, the leading problem-solving information source for America's industrial plant engineers, is available online at www.plantengineering.com.

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.

Contact Information:

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BridgeView Marketing for Kepware Technologies
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