Kepware supplies software to ARC Informatique

February 3, 2008 – Kepware Technologies has been selected by ARC Informatique, the makers of PcVue and PlantVue, as their primary provider of connectivity to field devices.

As a “Connected with Kepware” partner, ARC Informatique will deliver and support Kepware Certified OPC products. Kepware will work closely with ARC Informatique, branding and integrating KEPServer for use with their HMI/SCADA solutions. This partnership will deliver connectivity to thousands of devices through well over 100 protocols, to be delivered along with PcVue, their SCADA Solution, and PlantVue, Arc Informatique’s stand-alone HMI package.

“We are very excited to be working with ARC Informatique,” explained Roy Kok, VP of Sales and Marketing of Kepware Technologies. “In addition to their own drivers, ARC Informatique has been using other third-party communication technology. Our new partnership will highlight Kepware as their primary form of connectivity on a go forward basis.”

“Kepware approached us at SPS Drives in Nuremberg and explained their OEM program. The value delivered is exceptional and it was an easy decision to form this partnership,” said Franco Picucci, International Sales Manager for ARC Informatique. “We investigated Kepware’s reputation, evaluated their product, and polled our sales channel for feedback. There is no doubt that Kepware is the right company to partner with.”

According to Craig Resnick, Research Director, ARC Advisory Group, “HMI software provides critical visibility and intelligence solutions to manufacturers and plays a major role in enabling connectivity to the plant floor for devices and machinery, as well as connectivity to the enterprise for production management and manufacturing intelligence information. HMI software suppliers such as ARC Informatique, who offer solutions for the visibility, exchange, and distribution of manufacturing information, are postured to grow their business provided that they have reliable field-proven connectivity solutions. ARC Informatique’s partnership with Kepware will provide their customers with peace-of-mind regarding the integrity of their connectivity solutions for both supervisory and control applications from the plant floor to the enterprise.”

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 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."

About ARC Informatique
ARC Informatique is located in Sèvres – France, is one of Europes leading HMI/SCADA companies, selling to both end users and OEMs. Arc Informatique has subsidiaries in 8 countries and a rep office in Shangai - China. It has 500 active users worldwide, 40 resellers, 20 private label OEM agreements, 100 certified integration partners. With over 35,000 licenses installed, PcVue, the primary solution, is applied in all of applications, from HMI to full SCADA and Control, addressing all market segments.