Moxa partners with Kepware
October 6, 2009 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Kepware Technologies has announced that it has been selected as a supplier to Moxa to deliver Kepware’s IT and Infrastructure Suite for use with the full line of Moxa Managed and Unmanaged Ethernet products.
Industrial SNMP is a leading industrial network monitoring and management solution for automation, delivered to the market through a variety of OEM, channel and end-user sales. This partnership with Moxa will accomplish three objectives:
• give Moxa the premier industrial SNMP solution for sale with their products;
• qualify MOXA products with Kepware’s solutions delivered through Kepware OEM partnerships; and
• reinforce to customers purchasing directly from Kepware, that its solutions are endorsed and that Moxa is “Connected with Kepware."
Moxa will be selling the Kepware IT and Infrastructure Suite which contains SNMP, Ping, System Monitor, Modbus, U-CON and CID.
“Our industrial SNMP solution started with the acquisition of COI software, in the fall of 2007,” explained Roy Kok, vice-president of sales and marketing of Kepware. “Late in 2008, Kepware redeveloped the solution, basing it on the KEPServer architecture in order to deliver a wide range of both Standard (such as OPC-Classic and OPC-UA) and Native Client connectivity needed by many Kepware OEMs. By working with Kepware, Moxa will have proven connectivity between their products and virtually every HMI/SCADA, historian or MES on the market today.”
“Kepware is a very unique partner,” stated Jeff Disbrow, vice-president of sales and marketing at Moxa. “First, they offer excellent technology. Kepware meets the needs of today, but will also work with us on any future requirements. But more importantly, Kepware is virtually the standard for automation connectivity and our relationship with Kepware will ensure that all their OEM relationships can deliver proven Moxa connectivity. This is as much or more of a marketing opportunity as it is a Moxa reseller opportunity.”
According to Craig Resnick, a research director with the ARC Advisory Group, “It is critical for network device vendors to deliver the technology that provides their customers with the capability to connect, monitor and manage these products with their existing HMI/SCADA and production management solutions. Kepware’s industrial SNMP product provides this capability, through the use of industry standards or preferred proprietary interfaces. Kepware is firmly established as a leader in providing SNMP to automation system connectivity and has distinguished itself through its partnerships and a patent of the technology.”