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Systech International partners with Kepware Technologies as their primary choice for PLC connectivity

Portland, ME, December 22, 2008 Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that it has been selected by Systech International as their primary provider of connectivity for PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers) on pharmaceutical packaging equipment.

As a "Connected with Kepware" partner, Systech will deliver and support Kepware products with its productized packaging execution system. Kepware will work closely with the company to ensure they are current with all plant floor PLC communications and that all communications deliver a high quality and reliable end-user experience.

Systech is the leading provider of Packaging Execution Systems (PES) for the pharmaceutical packaging industry. Customers use Systech's integrated platform of products for vision inspection, serialization and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). In addition to digital cameras, barcode readers, printers, and RFID networks, Systech's applications also integrate with PLC's on the packaging line.

"Systech has been a significant user of Kepware communications in the past," states Roy Kok, VP of Marketing and Sales of Kepware Technologies. "This focus on Kepware as their primary choice for PLC communications comes after a long and successful trial period, proving that Kepware is the ideal communications solution for delivery with their automation solutions."

"Kepware delivers excellent technology for PLC communications," explains Joe Ringwood, COO, Systech International. "We are pleased to partner with Kepware for PLC connectivity, which ultimately enhances our customers' packaging operations."

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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. 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 130 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".

Systech International
Systech International is an innovator of packaging execution systems (PES) for the pharmaceutical industry. Systech offers a suite of productized software that quickly gives manufacturers complete control over packaging processes along with the actionable intelligence required to continuously improve performance. Systech implements vision, line management, performance metric and serialization solutions for companies around the world to secure the supply chain and to optimize packing efficiencies. By partnering with Systech, companies can leverage a scalable, repeatable architecture, to consistently deliver significant improvements at the machine, line, and plant levels. For more information about their company and products, please visit


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