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BACnet International Announces Newest Member: Kepware®
Independent software vendor provides industrial connectivity for Industrial Automation industry
Atlanta, Ga. – July 26, 2016 – BACnet International welcomes Kepware® Technologies to the BACnet community as its newest silver member. Kepware, a PTC business developing industrial connectivity software, helps engineers bridge the communications gap between diverse hardware and software applications. Kepware’s flagship KEPServerEX® connectivity software communicates with industrial devices and applications using a library of more than 150 protocols to provide enterprise applications with reliable real-time data through a single platform.
“Technological advancements in both building automation hardware and the Internet of Things (IoT) have exposed new opportunities to combine environmental data with production data to increase productivity and reduce costs in industrial environments,” said Glen Marquis, Product Manager, Kepware. “Kepware’s KEPServerEX software provides unified access and management of building automation and industrial production information. We are very excited to join BACnet International and hope to contribute to and leverage its extensive membership as we continue to develop products that meet evolving market needs.”
Kepware joins more than 125 of the leading building automation vendors and integrators in the world advocating BACnet as a communication protocol.
“We are happy to have Kepware join the growing membership of BACnet International and are excited to welcome a technology provider that complements our other members well,” stated Andy McMillan, president and managing director of BACnet International. “There is a great environment of networking and sharing amongst our members and I’m sure Kepware will contribute greatly to that as well as benefit from the interactions.”
About BACnet International
BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. BACnet International oversees operation of the BACnet Testing Labs (BTL) and maintains a global listing of tested products. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication.