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Portland, ME, November 10th, 2008 – Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announces that it has been selected by Mtelligence Corporation of San Diego, California, as their primary provider of device connectivity to manufacturing equipment on the plant floor.

Mtelligence MIMOSA Interop Server (MIS) helps global manufacturers drive out unnecessary costs by shifting traditional calendar-based maintenance to Condition Based Maintenance, reducing downtime as well as maintenance costs. Predictive maintenance provides significant cost benefits to manufacturers, positive shifts in return on assets and overall equipment effectiveness for critical assets. MIS supports bi-directional integration between plant floor condition monitoring and EAM/CMMS systems, enabling operators to see maintenance status within their HMIs, and enabling maintenance planners to see asset health degradations in the form of predictive work orders in their maintenance system.

As a "Connected with Kepware" partner, Mtelligence will both deliver and support Kepware products with their MIS offering. Kepware will work closely with Mtelligence to ensure they are current with all plant floor connectivity technologies and that Mtelligence and Kepware products are properly validated in order to deliver a high quality and reliable end customer experience.

"Mtelligence has been a recommender of Kepware communications in the past," stated Roy Kok, VP of Marketing and Sales of Kepware Technologies. "Both companies have recently been selected for inclusion in the Wonderware "Endorsed" Partner Program, their highest level of relationship. It seemed only natural to bring our relationship to this new level, where Mtelligence standardizes on Kepware for device connectivity."

CatNet Systems "Our relationship with Kepware has always been successful and trouble free," explains Alex Bates, CTO for Mtelligence Corporation. "Kepware has an incredible reputation in the industry and they are clearly the partner of choice for device communications. Their leadership in OPC and OPC UA is highly complementary to our leadership in MIMOSA. This tighter relationship enables us to deliver the best connectivity possible for our customers."

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. 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". www.kepware.com

About Mtelligence
Mtelligence delivers greater visibility and greater returns on asset performance through our Maintenance Intelligence(TM) platform including the Mtelligence MIMOSA Interop Server(TM). Our real-time performance monitoring and MIMOSA Compliant(R) interoperability products help our customers drive operational excellence throughout the organization by maximizing asset performance, increasing availability, improving coordination between operations & maintenance and reducing O&M costs. The company is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and is privately held. For more information, visit www.mtelligence.net

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