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Mettler Toledo Teams with Kepware for Communications
Kepware to Develop Scale Communications and Deliver
Mettler Toledo Drivers to all Kepware OEMs
Portland, ME, September 1, 2009 – Kepware Technologies, the leader in Communications for Automation, announced today that it has been selected to develop a suite of Mettler Toledo industrial weighing terminal communication drivers. These Drivers will be added to the Kepware KEPServer communications solution, and will be delivered to Kepware's long list of OEMs and resellers.
As a "Connected with Kepware" company, Mettler Toledo will work with Kepware to ensure Kepware will develop and deliver the best communication support for Mettler Toledo industrial weighing terminals. Kepware will deliver drivers for use on desktop (Workstation and Server) operating systems as well as Windows CE embedded operating system environments, used in many OEM HMI Panel products. Kepware will deliver connectivity with the vast range of automation industry software products through vendor defined native interfaces as well as latest OPC Foundation interoperability standards. The first Mettler Toledo Driver will support the Continuous Output Protocol and will be available in the October release – KEPServerEX v5.1.
"Mettler Toledo is the world leader in weighing systems," explained Roy Kok, VP of Sales and Marketing of Kepware Technologies. "We are proud to have been selected as their OPC communications solution for their industrial weighing terminals. Our relationship is a very attractive one, Kepware delivering excellent communications, and validation with virtually every automation software solution on the market, and Mettler Toledo customers benefit from having communications drivers that they can purchase, that will remain current with interoperability standards such as those from the OPC Foundation."
"Kepware offers a strong value proposition." stated Felix Klebe, Strategic Product Group Leader at Mettler Toledo. "Scale connectivity to peripheral devices and higher level systems has been a traditional strength of our weighing terminals, however a relationship with Kepware extends that capability by delivering a market leading, certified, OPC communication solution – tested and validated with virtually all leading automation solutions on the market today. This collaborative relationship with Kepware helps allow Mettler Toledo customers to integrate weighing data via OPC into a broad variety of industrial automation systems".
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
About Mettler Toledo
METTLER TOLEDO is a global manufacturer and marketer of precision instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company has strong worldwide leadership positions. A significant majority of instrument sales are in segments in which we are the global leader. In addition to a broad product offering, we have one of the largest global sales and service organizations among precision instrument companies. METTLER TOLEDO is geographically diversified with sales in 2008 derived 43% from Europe, 35% from the Americas and 22% from Asia and other countries. The Company has an extensive global sales and service organizations with approximately 5,400 or more than one-half of our employees providing sales and service in 35 countries. The Company has a manufacturing presence in Europe, the United States and China. www.mt.com
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