AutomationDirect teams up with Kepware to offer KEPDirect I/O server

Cumming, GA --- May 15, 2002 --- AutomationDirect and Kepware have joined forces to offer the KEPDirect EBC I/O server, a 32-bit application that connects Windows client software to AutomationDirect Ethernet I/O, using Ethernet Base Controllers (EBC) from AutomationDirect.

The server interfaces to Ethernet EBC I/O using industry-standard OPC (OLE for Process Control). With the KEPDirect server, any industrial HMI/SCADA, data historian, MES or ERP software package that includes an OPC client driver can connect directly to AutomationDirect's DL205, DL405 or Terminator Ethernet I/O. Eight or more EBCs can be supported simultaneously, depending on the server package purchased. KEPDirect I/O server software packages start at $129.

AutomationDirect sells over 3,500 feature-packed products through the company's Online Automation Superstore and 1,300+ page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced at half the industry average, 24-hour order entry and overnight delivery, the best documentation in the industry, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee. For a free catalog, access their Web site at or call 800-633-0405.

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Jennifer Gerborg
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