Kepware Technologies, Portland, ME, offers the KEPServerEX v5 automation communication platform for OEMs, channel partners, and end users. The software is offered in the form of Vertical Suites, bundling the most common protocols used in a vertical market. The new Vertical Suites are IT and Infrastructure (SNMP, ping, system monitor, Modbus, and UCON drivers), Building Automation (BACnet, Modbus, UCON drivers), Power Distribution (DNP, Modbus, UCON drivers), Oil and Gas (ROC, ROC Plus, Modbus, and Modbus-like RTU protocols, and UCON drivers), and Manufacturing (>100 protocols typically found in manufacturing environments). Protocols may still be purchased separately. All protocols in an installation are supported by one instance of KEPServerEX, one OPC interface, and one Tag Namespace.