Wonderware Selects Kepware as Endorsed Partner

Kepware Technologies of Portland, Me., a leader in communications for automation, recently announced it was selected as the primary provider to extend device communications options for Wonderware's System Platform 3.0 product beyond Wonderware's own line of device communications servers.

Wonderware's System Platform, built on the industry standards-based ArchestrA® software architecture, gives customers one common strategic platform for all of their networked HMI, SCADA, MES, EMI, and business connectivity solutions. The partnership with Kepware enables the Wonderware System Platform offering to connect to thousands of additional devices through the more than 130 protocols that KEPServerEX currently supports. Kepware will create a private branded version of KEPServerEX to be sold and supported as a 'Kepware for Wonderware' product.

In addition to sourcing product from Kepware, Wonderware has selected Kepware as an Endorsed Partner as part of the Wonderware Innovation Partner ecosystem. This designation highlights Kepware as a preferred solution through technical and marketing collaboration between Kepware and Wonderware. The Kepware products for Wonderware will be sold and supported through Wonderware channels. In addition, Wonderware will leverage technical support from Software Toolbox, a long time Wonderware and Kepware partner, in order to deliver the highest quality and value of support to Wonderware customers.

"Wonderware and Kepware both stand out as leaders in the industry, and this relationship enables them to focus more of their energies delivering value to their customers in what they do best," says Craig Resnick, senior analyst for ARC Advisory Group. "Device communications has been one of the most persistent problems in manufacturing automation, and this is clearly better for their customers because it can enable less diversity and more support options."

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