Columbia Weather Systems Is “Connected with Kepware”
PORTLAND, ME–(EMWNews – July 21, 2008) – Kepware Technologies, the leader in
Communications for Automation, announced today that it was selected as the
primary provider of device communications by Columbia Weather Systems.
Columbia Weather Systems is a leading manufacturer of Weather Stations for
fixed mount, vehicle mount and portable applications. Their microprocessor
based weather station interface (Weather MicroServer) offers data
communications through both Modbus and SNMP protocols enabling integration
with automation systems. Columbia Weather Systems has selected to support
and resell Kepware’s KEPServerEX communications, providing the interface
from their supported protocols to automation industry products through the
standard interface of OPC (for OPen Connectivity). In addition, Columbia
Weather Systems is leveraging the wide range of relationships Kepware
enjoys in order to deliver a proven solution with all major HMI/SCADA
automation solutions. The “Connected with Kepware” designation signifies
an ongoing partnership with Columbia Weather Systems to ensure they are
aware of upcoming technology and will stay current with Kepware
developments in order to offer the best connectivity for their customers.
“Columbia Weather Systems is an excellent example highlighting the value of
our new ‘Connected with Kepware’ program,” says Roy Kok, VP of Sales and
Marketing for Kepware. “They can focus their efforts on their core
competency, excellent weather stations, and can rely on Kepware for proven
automation system interfaces. Kepware will continue to work closely with
Columbia Weather Systems, keeping them abreast of all technology
developments and will work with them ensure our partners are aware of this
vendor endorsed connectivity.”
“Our research showed that Kepware is the ideal partner for us, enabling us
to guarantee proven and reliable connectivity to systems in the automation
market,” explains Nader Khoury, President for Columbia Weather Systems Inc.
“We know Kepware is accepted as the industry standard for communications
among the automation software suppliers and the only work we needed to
perform was the validation of their Modbus driver with our Weather
MicroServer interface. Kepware has been a great company to work with and
we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”
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, Kepware delivers connectivity to thousands of devices through over
130 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.” www.kepware.com
About Columbia Weather Systems
Columbia Weather Systems manufactures the Capricorn 2000 and Orion families
of weather monitoring systems that include weather stations for permanent
installations, vehicle-mount systems for mobile applications, and portable
weather stations for rapid deployment applications. The Capricorn 2000
line offers modular flexibility with a variety of meteorological sensor
options, while Orion weather stations feature a compact “all-in-one” sensor
head with ultrasonic wind measurement.
A small, privately held company, CWS offers customers flexibility and quick
response in product development and packaging, as well as personal customer
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