KEPServerEX incorporated into HP Dynamic Smart Cooling

March 11, 2008

Portland, Maine – Kepware Technologies has announced that its product, KEPServerEX, has been added to HP Dynamic Smart Cooling, a data center cooling offering from HP.  In addition, Kepware has joined the HP Data Center Solution Builder Program.

The latest generation of Kepware's technology, KEPServerEX was designed to allow users to quickly set up communications from equipment to control systems via a wide range of available "plug-in" device drivers and components. KEPServerEX delivers over 130 protocols and connectivity to thousands of devices. In addition, KEPServerEX delivers support for both industry-leading native interfaces and OPC, the Open Connectivity Standard in the automation industry.

HP Dynamic Smart Cooling (DSC) will use KEPServerEX for communications with a variety of data center automation components to actively manage cooling environments and deliver energy where it is most needed. This energy management system uses advanced control software fed by continuous, real-time air-temperature measurements from a network of sensors throughout a data center. HP DSC then continuously monitors and adjusts the air handlers to modulate cooling energy based on demand from the critical IT load.