January 26, 2006 – Control Station Added to Select Group of Authorized Distributors of Industry Leading OPC Technologies

Control Station Added to Select Group of Authorized Distributors of Industry Leading OPC Technologies

January 26, 2006  Control Station today announced the formalization of a distributor and joint marketing agreement with Kepware Technologies. The agreement authorizes Control Station to resell Kepware’s OPC software products and it supports market expansion through collaborative sales and marketing. Kepware’s OPC products fully complement the LOOP-PRO Product Suite and provide Control Station customers with comprehensive data capture and performance monitoring capabilities.

Kepware shares our vision of empowering customers with easy-to-use, high impact technologies, commented Bob Rice, Control Station’s Director of Solutions Engineering. Their server software products integrate seamlessly with our OPC Inbox module, providing our customers with a valuable single source solution.

Our continued success hinges upon successful alignment with other best-in-class solutions providers, shared Kepware’s Channel Sales Manager, Eric Dellinger. Through collaboration with Control Station and other leading suppliers, we can continue to invest in our core technologies while servicing the broader needs of our customers.

Under the terms of the agreement, Control Station will resell Kepware’s OPC server products, including the KEPServerEX which is the company’s latest generation of innovative server technologies. These server products are easily integrated with existing control systems and provide user’s with rapid access to valuable controller data. They will be bundled with Control Station’s OPC Inbox, a software module that supports the real-time collection, analysis, and monitoring of process data. Kepware’s server products extend the value of Control Station’s LOOP-PRO Product Suite by providing ready access to business-critical controller data which can be used to optimize both plant performance and profit potential.

The two companies have also agreed to collaborate on product marketing and sales. In addition to cross-product training, Control Station and Kepware will implement lead referral, product development, and joint advertising programs.

About Kepware Technologies

Kepware Technologies delivers industrial communication products that are known worldwide for their quality and reliability. Our dedicated focus on OPC server technology allows us to provide ensured compatibility combined with unparalleled reliability and ease of use. We are committed to continually improving the features and performance of our products utilizing the latest technologies. And with the breadth of over 90 of the most commonly used communication protocols available, Kepware Technologies continues to deliver a single consistent solution for the OPC connectivity needs of the industrial automation market.

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