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Kepware Technologies and Digi International Partner To Develop Advanced Embedded OPC Server Devices

Yarmouth, ME - March 26, 2002 -- Kepware Technologies, a worldwide
supplier of OPC server technology, announces today the partnership with Digi International, a leading provider of Connectware, wired and wireless hardware and software connectivity solutions, to develop an embedded OPC (OLE for Process Control) server and embedded OPC data exchange (DX) device. Coupled with Kepware's OPC DX server, information is easily communicated directly to most automation applications via TCP/IP. With Ethernet and the Internet becoming a standard automation network infrastructure, manufacturers are in need of this direct solution.

"Two great companies bringing the best in technology to the industrial automation world," said Mark Hensley, president of Kepware Technologies. "The union of our technologies and expertise will assure a cost-effective and reliable product for the automation industry." "With this partnership, Digi and Kepware are creating a new, cutting edge standard of technology for the industrial automation market," said Joel Young, vice president of
engineering for Digi International.

Mark Hensley adds, "Our convergence of technologies will allow both Digi and Kepware to lead the industrial connectivity market as Ethernet data exchange becomes the new standard for automation companies."

This partnership reinforces Kepware's commitment to our customers in our continued pursuit of bringing the best in communication solutions.

About Kepware
Kepware Technologies deliver products that are known worldwide and are highly regarded as the best communication products available. Our focus on OPC communication software allows us to continue supplying high quality products -- taking advantage of the latest technologies. It is our aspiration that energizes our pursuit of always improving the features, performance and reliability of our products to better serve the industrial market. With over 60 of the most commonly used communication protocols available, Kepware continues to provide a single consistent solution for OPC connectivity needs.

About Digi International
Digi International, based in Minneapolis, is the leader in Connectware, wired and wireless, hardware and software connectivity solutions. Connectware network-enables the essential devices that build business. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

For additional information: http://www.kepware.comor
Email: [email protected]or
Phone: 207-846-5881.
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