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Kepware awarded Maine Technology Company of the Year

June 8, 2009 – Kepware Technologies has been awarded the prestigious “Governor’s Award for Technology Company of the Year,” by the Technology Association of Maine (TechMaine). The announcement was made at the 2009 Technology Awards Gala held in Portland, Maine.

This award is presented to an outstanding company that, beyond offering a specific innovation or achievement, contributes significantly to Maine’s reputation as a cutting-edge technology state. The winner demonstrates strength in products and / or services, company financial strength, and overall success. Key considerations are long-term growth, profitability and sustainability, impact on the industry and market; and accomplishments as an outstanding corporate citizen.

"We are extremely proud to have been chosen for this award," says Corson (Corky) Ellis, President and Founder of Kepware Technologies. "Our company is now the world leader in communication solutions for automation and every one of our customers knows that this technology is born and bred in Maine. We have developed a reputation for performance, quality and reliability. We are proud to be developing this product in Maine and it is our goal to continue doing so, and to help facilitate the development of Maine as a software technology state."

"Kepware had some formidable competition," explains Joe Kumiszcza, Executive Director of the Technology Association of Maine. “In addition to an excellent technology base, Kepware has a success in their field that no other company could match. Kepware’s list of partners, along with their list of end customers, would impress anyone. While the competition was significant, the final decision was easy.”

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.

About TechMaine
TechMaine, the Technology Association of Maine, is the statewide trade association for Maine's technology industries. TechMaine enhances the technology sectors through programs designed to increase awareness of the industry, develop community, industry perception and workforce development. Since 1992, TechMaine has been an advocate and a resource base for Maine's technology industry. As an advocate, TechMaine has succeeded in passing legislation to assist the industry. As a resource, TechMaine supplies information, educational programs and services for its members. TechMaine is dedicated to growing the industry by creating a constructive and stimulating environment.
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