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Kepware Releases New OPC Client Toolkit

ClientAce(TM) OPC Client Toolkit Now Supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

PORTLAND, ME -- (Marketwire) -- 10/14/09 -- Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that it has released version 3.5 of its ClientAce OPC Client Development Toolkit for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.

ClientAce includes a set of .NET components enabling the quick and easy development of OPC-DA Client applications. The components include a Server Browser, Item Browser, Channel Settings, Server State and Data Access controls. While these controls will work with any third party OPC-DA server, there are added information benefits when used with Kepware's KEPServerEX or KEPServer based branded solutions. This new version adds support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and enables client application development in the C# and VB.NET programming languages. The toolkit requires developer licensing, however runtime deployments are free.

"Kepware OPC Servers are used in all manner of applications, as drivers integrated with standard commercial products, to the communications front end for custom developed applications," explained Roy Kok, VP of Sales and Marketing of Kepware Technologies. "This toolkit enables developers to create very robust OPC-DA Client applications without needing to learn the intricacies of the OPC standards. Our latest release supports current Microsoft software development environments."

About Kepware

Kepware is the world leader in communication software for automation and offers a unique experience in both OPC and embedded device communications. Since 1995, Kepware has focused on the development of communication drivers to automation controllers, I/O and field devices, OEM Licensable communications and Licensable OPC Interoperability solutions. Applications include M2M (Machine to Machine) and M2E (Machine to Enterprise) communications. Operating system support includes; Microsoft Windows Desktop, Windows Server and Windows Embedded (Windows CE and Windows Embedded NT/XP). Today, with over 140 communication protocols, and through the efforts of our direct sales, distribution and embedded partners, Kepware is the leading provider of communications with annual shipments exceeding 100,000 units. Kepware's responsiveness to customer needs and strong partnerships with other leading automation suppliers ensures that your next application will be a success. Ask around and you'll hear why automation professionals everywhere consider Kepware Technologies "Automation's Best Friend." www.kepware.com

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Kepware Media Contact:
Roy Kok
VP of Marketing and Sales
Kepware
(207) 775-1660 x253
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