Xycom Automation and Citect Form OEM Agreement in North America

9/16/2002 - Xycom Automation and Citect have agreed to an OEM partnership that covers North America. This new relationship will bundle Citect's full-featured HMI software package, CitectSCADA, with Xycom's popular Industrial PC hardware products.

CitectSCADA formerly known as Citect for Windows, is one of the world's leading industrial automation software packages. Used in a wide range of industries, CitectSCADA enables users to reduce costs by optimizing process operations. It is a reliable, scalable and high performance SCADA system that includes over 130+ drivers and free development software.

"This partnership allows us to offer our customers a single HMI/SCADA bundled solution that combines high performance and reliability at an exceptional value," explains Bruce Buscher, Vice President of Xycom Automation, Inc. "We believe this alliance will open up new and exciting market opportunities for both companies."

"As part of our growth by design strategy, we are very pleased to be partnering with Xycom Automation to offer their customers the best of both HMI/SCADA and Industrial PC's in a bundled solution," comments Gary Hopkins, President, Citect, Inc. - Americas.

"The bundled hardware/software solutions we are offering allow customers to combine the robust capabilities of CitectSCADA, with its built in redundancy and feature-rich capabilities, and the Xycom Automation line of high performance industrial computers, at a very competitive price point for a single vendor solution," Hopkins adds.

Under the agreement both Xycom and Citect distribution channels will have access to these bundled solutions.

About Xycom Automation
Xycom Automation is a leading global supplier of innovative industrial automation solutions. Principal products include PC-based, open architecture visualization and control offerings. Xycom products serve industrial, automotive, aerospace, packaging, plastics, textile, and other markets, with hardware and software installed in over 200,000 factory-floor systems worldwide. Xycom Automation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro-face America, Inc., and provides marketing and sales for all Pro-face products in North, Central, and South America, and all Xycom products worldwide. Headquartered in Saline, Michigan, Xycom has employees and representatives around the world.

About Pro-face America
Founded in January 1999, Pro-face America, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of Digital Electronics Corporation based in Osaka, Japan. Pro-face America, the North American headquarters of Digital, is located in Glendale Heights, IL.

About Citect Citect is a world leader in Industrial Automation and Information Management. Its CitectSCADA HMI and Plant2Business software are complemented by an international network of Professional Services and Customer Support and Training offices. Citect solutions are enhanced by strong partner programs and are sold in numerous industries, including water and waste water, facilities monitoring, gas pipelines, mining, dairy, food processing, pharmaceuticals and power distribution. Citect is headquartered in Sydney Australia, has offices in Australia, USA, Europe, China and Africa, and its products are distributed in more than 40 countries worldwide.

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