Citect forms OEM agreement with Xycom Automation

June 21, 2002 — Citect Inc., recently announced the formation of an OEM agreement with Xycom Automation under which the company’s CitectSCADA’ software will be bundled with the Xycom Automation line of Industrial PCs.

“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 PCs in a bundled solution,” says 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. “Partnering with Citect allows us to offer our customer base a single HMI/SCADA bundled solution that combines exceptional performance and reliability with value for money,” says Bruce Buscher, Vice President of Xycom Automation, Inc. “We believe this alliance will open up new and exciting market opportunities for both our companies.”

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 100 drivers and free development software.

About Xycom Automation
Xycom Automation is a global supplier of innovative industrial automation solutions. Principal products include PC-based, open architecture visualization and control offerings.

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.

About Citect
Citect is a specialist 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 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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