Kepware to supply device communications to SeQent

August 102009

August 10, 2009 – Kepware Technologies has been selected as the device communications provider to SeQent Ltd.

SeQent is the leading provider of real-time visualization, Andon and messaging solutions for the plant floor and the enterprise. Designed specifically for environments where the slightest deviation can impact production significantly, SeQents solutions drive continuous improvement initiatives through early detection and quick remediation. SeQent’s cost-effective automated solutions send real-time text/voice messages to key personnel through LED display/Andon display boards, pagers, mobile phones and PDAs the moment a tolerance is breached or a fault occurs. A longtime industry leader in the messaging sector, SeQent (formerly Plantwatch Inc. and NETCON Technologies Inc.) provides state-of-the-art Andon, visualization and messaging solutions to more than 350 facilities worldwide, including major automotive, bottling, consumer products manufacturers and healthcare organizations.

“SeQent benefits greatly from our single server interface and breadth of protocols,” explained Roy Kok, VP of Sales and Marketing of Kepware Technologies. “Their business has a major focus on the markets we support extremely well – manufacturing – and our latest release of KEPServerEX, version 5 delivers the “Manufacturing Suite,” a bundle of over 100 protocols, that delivers connectivity their customers require in one concise application.”

“Kepware’s communications are exceptional,” stated Scott Burns, CTO of SeQent. “They offer a high quality product and we see that customers have grown to trust communications from Kepware. We can simply state – “Connectivity provided by Kepware” and move on to other discussion items.”

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, 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."

About SeQent
SeQent is a leading provider of real-time automated condition monitoring, dispatch, and visual display management solutions that accelerate decision making, improves productivity and quality - while increasing plant floor visibility. Utilizing the logic and business rules already set up in your PLC's or Data Collection and Reporting Systems - SeQent sends real-time production, quality, maintenance information via a BlackBerrys, cell phones, pagers, PDA's, LED & LCD displays.

SeQent supports customers including Georgia Pacific, Ford Motor Company, WS Packaging, Honda, Toyota, Heinz, Kellogg’s, Intel and John Deere. The company is privately held and is headquartered in London, Ontario with U.S. operations in Michigan.