Interoperability Workshop for OPC Foundation Members

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Interoperability Workshop for OPC Foundation Members

Interoperability Workshop for OPC Foundation Members

When: May 16, 2011 to May 20, 2011. The OPC Foundation is hosting the North American Interoperability Workshop at the Marriott at McDowell Mountains resort in Scottsdale, AZ. This members-only event provides the necessary infrastructure for Vendors to test their OPC UA and COM-based products ag ... (More)

Category description: OPC is acronym of OLE for Process Control. OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) based on Microsoft Windows COM (Component Object Model) or DCOM (Distributed COM) over network. OPC is set of several specifications: OPC UA (unified architecture); OPC Common Definitions and Interfaces main interface specification; Data Access Custom Interface specification - COM-interface for active data change; Data Access Automation Interface; OPC Batch Custom Interface Specification COM-interface specification for equipment configuration; OPC Batch Automation Interface specification for equipment configuration and OPC Alarms and Events Interface specification.

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Matrikon Releases Enhanced OPC Server for Wonderware Historian

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, August 26, 2015 – Matrikon has announced the release of its Matrikon OPC Server for Wonderware Historian. Previously known as the Matrikon OPC Server for InSQL, the latest version of this popular OPC Server adds support for the current version of the Wonderware Historian, support for the latest Microsoft Windows operating systems including Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions) , Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012 (64-bit), and expanded functionality. In response to user feedback, the Matrikon OPC Server for Wonderware Historian now includes support for performing real time (OPC DA) and historical (OPC HDA) writes to the Wonderware Historian on top of its original read capabilities. This allows users with OPC enabled client applications like HMI (SCADA) software or other applications to send data to the Wonderware Historian directly through this OPC Server. Tag level security for OPC HDA was also added to ensure data is protected at the granular level. To learn more about the Matrikon OPC Server for Wonderware Historian, please visit: https://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-drivers/2274/index.aspx About Matrikon International Matrikon International provides equipment data connectivity software and hardware based on OPC standards. The Matrikon promise is to empower customers with reliable data access to all major automation vendors’ systems, provide practical OPC training and deliver superior client care. Matrikon builds close relationships with its customers to best address their business and technical needs. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Matrikon provides local presence on a global scale. Matrikon is a vendor neutral connectivity supplier. Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance in both the near- and long-term. For more information, contact: Erin Leithoff Marketing Communications Matrikon International +1 (780) 801-6417 erin.leithoff@matrikonopc.com

UA Integration made easy with Matrikon OPC UA Proxy

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, June 23, 2015 – Matrikon announced today the major release of its popular OPC UA Proxy application. The OPC UA Proxy enables software applications based on classic OPC client connectivity to seamlessly communicate with next generation OPC UA-based devices and applications. With a simplified user interface, improved workflow and enhanced performance – the new Matrikon OPC UA Proxy is an easy, convenient way for people to combine their existing classic OPC infrastructures with the growing number of next-generation OPC UA-based products. “The power and security OPC UA offers, mixed with the excitement over the potential value the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is heralding, are just a couple of factors fast-tracking the adoption of OPC UA today,” said Darek Kominek, product director at Matrikon. “While Matrikon is helping device vendors embed OPC UA Proxy into the smallest of devices, Matrikon is also ensuring those device vendors and their customers have a way to utilize those UA-enabled devices in existing classic OPC-based infrastructures.” To learn how to enable your products securely today and more about the Matrikon OPC UA Proxy visit: http://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-ua/products/ua-proxy.aspx About MatrikonOPC MatrikonOPC provides equipment data connectivity software and hardware based on the OPC standard. The MatrikonOPC promise is to empower customers with reliable data access to all major automation vendors’ systems, provide practical OPC training and deliver superior client care. MatrikonOPC builds close relationships with its customers to best address their business and technical needs. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, MatrikonOPC provides local presence on a global scale. MatrikonOPC is a vendor neutral connectivity supplier. Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance in both the near- and long-term. For more information, contact: Erin Leithoff Regional Marketing Manager, MatrikonOPC +1 780-448-1010 extension 4503 erin.leithoff@matrikonopc.com

Matrikon OPC UA Embedded SDK Certified by Independent Test Lab – Now with OPC Security

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, Feb. xx, 2015 – Matrikon announced today that Version 2.0 of the Matrikon OPC UA Embedded Software Development Kit (SDK) has been certified by the OPC Foundation’s Independent test labs to be compliant with the Embedded OPC Server profile. To achieve this certification, Matrikon added support for OPC UA security to the industry’s smallest commercially available embedded OPC UA toolkit. This allows product vendors the ability to provide their customers with networked products that deliver secure OPC UA connectivity right out of the box – an important consideration in today’s highly connected but unsecure world. Darek Kominek, marketing manager at Matrikon commented, “Growing demand for products that easily interconnect and share data in meaningful and effective ways is accelerating the emergence of the Internet of Things. To meet this demand, vendors of networked devices in all sectors of the economy - from industrial to commercial and consumer sectors – need to make their products easy to integrate in a secure manner.” Kominek further added, “While the OPC UA specification from the OPC Foundation defines how this can be accomplished, Matrikon provides vendors with the means to quickly and easily implement OPC UA directly in their products even when memory and processing resources are limited.” To learn how to enable your products securely today and more about the Matrikon OPC UA Embedded Software Development Kit (SDK), visit: http://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-ua/embedded/sdk.aspx About MatrikonOPC MatrikonOPC provides equipment data connectivity software and hardware based on the OPC standard. The MatrikonOPC promise is to empower customers with reliable data access to all major automation vendors’ systems, provide practical OPC training and deliver superior client care. MatrikonOPC builds close relationships with its customers to best address their business and technical needs. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, MatrikonOPC provides local presence on a global scale. MatrikonOPC is a vendor neutral connectivity supplier. Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance in both the near- and long-term. For more information, contact: Erin Leithoff Regional Marketing Manager, MatrikonOPC +1 780-448-1010 extension 4503 erin.leithoff@matrikonopc.com

Matrikon Honors Top Channel Partners in EMEA

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, 12. November 2014 – MatrikonOPC celebrated the success of its key distributors and system integrators in EMEA at the 2014 Honeywell Users Group EMEA Conference held in The Hague, Netherlands. The awards recognize customer service, innovation and excellence among companies supplying and integrating Matrikon solutions in EMEA. The top honors were given to IT Industrial Solutions AS from Norway and AVTEP from Russia. IT Industrial Solutions AS, headquartered in Fornebu, Norway, received the award for the Distributor of the Year 2014 – Matrikon OPC EMEA. IT Industrial Solutions AS showed the highest year-over-year growth of all partners in EMEA, provided the highest values of average sales order and the highest revenue per lead. In addition to this IT Industrial Solutions AS was the first partner to sell the new OPC UA Server SDK. AVTEP, headquartered in Moscow, Russia, received the award for System Integrator of the Year 2014 – Matrikon OPC EMEA. AVTEP, as the longest-standing system integrator (SI) partner in EMEA, showed the highest year-over-year sales growth and sells and installs the widest range of products of all SI partners in EMEA. "I am very pleased to see IT Industrial Solutions AS receive the MatrikonOPC EMEA Distributor of the year award and for AVTEP to receive our EMEA System Integrator of the year award.” said Jeff Gould, general manager of MatrikonOPC. “Both IT Industrial Solutions AS and AVTEP exemplify the power of MatrikonOPC’s channel network in EMEA. With their high degree of competence in OPC technology and our products, they consistently provide the right guidance, implementation expertise, and continued support for our customers." To learn more about the MatrikonOPC Partner Programs, please visit: http://www.matrikonopc.com/partners/index.aspx To learn more about the MatrikonOPC OPC UA Server SDK, please visit: http://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-ua/embedded/sdk.aspx About MatrikonOPC MatrikonOPC provides equipment data connectivity software and hardware based on the OPC standard. The MatrikonOPC promise is to empower customers with reliable data access to all major automation vendors’ systems, provide practical OPC training and deliver superior client care. MatrikonOPC builds close relationships with its customers to best address their business and technical needs. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, MatrikonOPC provides local presence on a global scale. MatrikonOPC is a vendor neutral connectivity supplier. Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance in both the near- and long-term. For more information, contact: Jannine Dockhorn Regional Marketing Manager, MatrikonOPC jannine.dockhorn@matrikonopc.com

Matrikon Releases Industrial UA Modbus Gateway

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, September 30, 2014 - Matrikon announced today the release of the Matrikon Industrial UA Modbus Gateway, housed in a small form factor gateway that provides secure, powerful and broad connectivity to access data from RTU’s, PLCs or any other devices that use the Mobus data protocol. As a native Modbus communicator, the UA Modbus Gateway can connect to any device that uses the standard Modbus protocol both over Serial or Ethernet connections on one side and makes it securely available to OPC UA clients on the other via OPC UA over Ethernet. Unlike Modbus, OPC UA, the next generation of OPC - the de facto standard for open standards based data connectivity, offers all the features Modbus lacks such as: security, reliability, and data modelling. The UA Modbus Gateway allows data sharing via UA as natural next step up from using Modbus.“The UA Modbus Gateway is a great example of the power and versatility OPC UA has to offer when embedded in a small, rugged field device. From pump stations and plants, to off-shore rigs - there is strong demand for secure, reliable data connectivity right to the data source without a PC in the middle. Matrikon OPC UA Gateway answers this demand directly – making OPC UA data sharing as fast and easy as the Modbus protocol it interfaces with.“ said Darek Kominek, marketing manager of MatrikonOPC. Matrikon Industrial UA Modbus Gateway is well suited for challenging situations that include: limited power availability in remote conditions; remote or unmanned stations that need data collection; limited space requiring a compact solution; operation in extreme temperatures and/or dusty environments. To learn more about the Matrikon Industrial UA Modbus Gateway, please navigate to: http://www.matrikonopc.com/data-connectivity-devices/gateway/ua-modbus-gateway.aspx About MatrikonOPC MatrikonOPC provides equipment data connectivity software and hardware based on OPC standards. The MatrikonOPC promise is to empower customers with reliable data access to all major automation vendors’ systems, provide practical OPC training and deliver superior client care. MatrikonOPC builds close relationships with its customers to best address their business and technical needs. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, MatrikonOPC provides local presence on a global scale. MatrikonOPC is a vendor neutral connectivity supplier. Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance in both the near- and long-term. For more information, contact: Erin Leithoff Regional Marketing Manager, MatrikonOPC +1 780-448-1010 extension 4503 erin.leithoff@matrikonopc.com

Data connectivity and security key topics at Matrikon OPC Day Conference EMEA

Experts and professionals invited to Matrikon OPC Day Conference, November 10, 2014, The Hague EDMONTON, ALBERTA, 11. September 2014 -During Matrikon OPC Day Conference EMEA, MatrikonOPC will present the latest data connectivity and management solutions based on the OPC UA and OPC classic standards, today’s best practices for open connectivity, and provide some insight into tomorrow’s developments in OPC. The conference is aimed at engineers, project managers, and control automation professionals and takes place November 10 in The Hague, Netherlands. The Matrikon OPC Day Conference is being held in conjunction with the Honeywell Users Group (HUG), which will take place November 10 through 14. Matrikon OPC experts will be on hand for individual conversations throughout HUG EMEA as well. Attendees will learn about state of the art data connectivity and data security for control systems giving them the know-how needed to increase the performance, efficiency and safety in their projects. Featuring hands-on demonstrations of the latest OPC UA technology, one-to-one interactions with OPC product experts, and group discussions with other OPC users; this technical conference provides a unique opportunity to get the information needed to make the most of OPC. "The Matrikon OPC Day Conference EMEA is the perfect venue to interact directly with OPC experts and other users with hands on experience with OPC technology. In addition to showcasing our new OPC UA and OPC Classic products, we are also pleased to offer comprehensive training and workshops on OPC UA to ensure you have the knowledge to effectively plan and implement OPC UA projects successfully", says Jeff Gould, general manager, MatrikonOPC. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate exclusively at MatrikonOPC Day Conference EMEA, or to register for the entire Honeywell Users Group Conference. Registration is open at the following link: https://starcite.smarteventscloud.com To learn more about Matrikon OPC Day Conference EMEA please visit: http://www.matrikonopc.com/events To learn more about Honeywell Users Group Conference please visit: https://www.honeywellprocess.com/en-US/online_campaigns/hug/Pages/emea/index-emea.html  About MatrikonOPC MatrikonOPC provides equipment data connectivity software based on the OPC standard. The MatrikonOPC promise is to empower customers with reliable data access to all major automation vendors systems, provide practical OPC training and deliver superior client care. MatrikonOPC builds close relationships with its customers to best address their business and technical needs. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, MatrikonOPC provides local presence on a global scale. MatrikonOPC is a vendor neutral connectivity supplier. Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on managements assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance in both the near- and long-term. For more information, contact: Jannine Dockhorn Regional Marketing Manager, MatrikonOPC jannine.dockhorn@matrikonopc.com

OPC Foundation OPC UA Working Group F2F - Vancouver

The OPC Foundation UA WG has a F2F scheduled for Sept 14-15 in Vancouver, BC. Any OPC Foundation member is welcome to attend.

OPC Foundation, North American Interoperability Workshop 2012

Join the OPC Foundation at the North American Interoperability Workshop hosted at Invensys in Lake Forest, CA March 19-23, 2012.

OPC Foundation Announces Certification Test Results for 2011

Products from Leading Companies Pass Intense Certification Testing for Full Compliance with OPC Specifications and Interoperability Requirements.

MatrikonOPC Server Now Supports Foxboro I/A Series Systems Version 8.8

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, May 27, 2014 - MatrikonOPC™ announced today the release of the enhanced MatrikonOPC Sever for Foxboro I/A, which now includes support for Foxboro I/A Series systems version 8.8. The MatrikonOPC Server for Foxboro I/A securely facilitates communication between OPC-enabled client software, such as HMI’s, historian’s and reporting software, and Foxboro I/A devices. Recently, Invensys announced the deprecation of FoxAPI beginning in version 8.8 of Foxboro I/A. This update allows users of Foxboro I/A 8.8 and above to continue to utilise OPC-based communication by leveraging the AIM* API. "At Invensys, we place a lot of emphasis in supporting the lifecycle of our systems and our installed base customers. For customers who use MatrikonOPC products as part of their existing systems, we acknowledge that Matrikon have ported their products to the preferred APIs (Application Programming Interface) in support of I/A Series systems version 8.8 and the migration of those systems to Microsoft Windows 7 & Microsoft Server 2008 R2 operating systems," said senior director, control and safety software of Invensys. Key features of the MatrikonOPC Server for Foxboro I/A include: Support for FoxAPI, Object Manager and AIM* API; Integrated OPC security; Real-time (DA) and Historical (HDA) OPC data access; Built-in alias configuration. To learn more about the MatrikonOPC Sever for Foxboro I/A, please visit: http://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-drivers/opc-foxboro/base-driver-details.aspx About MatrikonOPCMatrikonOPC provides equipment data connectivity software and hardware based on the OPC standard. The MatrikonOPC promise is to empower customers with reliable data access to all major automation vendors’ systems, provide practical OPC training and deliver superior client care. MatrikonOPC builds close relationships with its customers to best address their business and technical needs. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, MatrikonOPC provides local presence on a global scale. MatrikonOPC is a vendor neutral connectivity supplier. Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance in both the near- and long-term. For more information, contact:Erin LeithoffRegional Marketing Manager, MatrikonOPC+1 780-448-1010 extension 4503erin.leithoff@matrikonopc.com

MatrikonOPC Releases the OPC UA Proxy

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, April 3, 2014 - MatrikonOPC™ announced today the release of the MatrikonOPC UA Proxy, which makes it easy for companies to take advantage of the next generation OPC standard – called OPC Unified Architecture (UA) – while continuing to use their existing OPC classic architectures. While the OPC UA standard is backward compatible with classic OPC from a data perspective, it uses different technologies to establish connections and to transmit OPC data. By using the UA Proxy from MatrikonOPC, companies can easily bridge this gap making it possible for them to maximize their ROI on their existing classic OPC architectures while being free to start adopting the broad range of new OPC UA based product offerings. "Companies using OPC classic have seen the benefits of adopting standards based data connectivity, see the additional value and reach OPC UA has to offer, but have concerns about how to go about tying the two technologies together. With the release of the UA Proxy, MatrikonOPC removes those obstacles – providing the first easy, reliable way to seamlessly combine these two OPC technologies." said Darek Kominek, marketing manager of MatrikonOPC. Key features include: • Streamlined setup workflow allows for connection in minutes; • Easy to use, the smart defaults require minimal user knowledge of OPC UA; • Eliminates traditional DCOM or firewall issues; • Operates on Windows system server. To learn more about the MatrikonOPC UA Proxy please visit to: http://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-ua/products/ua-proxy.aspx About MatrikonOPCMatrikonOPC provides equipment data connectivity software and hardware based on the OPC standard. The MatrikonOPC promise is to empower customers with reliable data access to all major automation vendors’ systems, provide practical OPC training and deliver superior client care. MatrikonOPC builds close relationships with its customers to best address their business and technical needs. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, MatrikonOPC provides local presence on a global scale. MatrikonOPC is a vendor neutral connectivity supplier. Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance in both the near- and long-term. For more information, contact:Erin LeithoffRegional Marketing Manager, MatrikonOPC+1 780-448-1010 extension 4503erin.leithoff@matrikonopc.com

Rich Ryan, Former OPC board member from Rockwell passed away

It is with great sadness that I inform you that on Saturday, September 8, 2012, Rich Ryan, who was  my good friend, mentor, and boss (multiple times) was killed in a motorcycle crash. Services will be on Friday, September 14 on Saturday, September 15. Rich was one of the driving board members fo ... (More)

OPC Technical Advisory Council (What is it?)

OPC TAC members are considered the visionaries of our industry.   Membership in the OPC TAC is a privilege,  and a privilege not to be taken lightly.    Members have the unique opportunity to participate and help drive the future of the OPC technology. We are considering adding additional memb ... (More)

OPC Day Europe one week away hosted by Endress Hauser in Reinach, Switzerland

We are one week away from the exciting annual OPC day Europe being hosted by my good friends at Endress Hauser.  If you have not already registered I encourage you to go to the homepage immediately and register for this exciting event as you learn the new things that we are rolling out in second qu ... (More)

Thoughts from the Hannover Meese 2012

We had an exciting OPC Foundatioin Booth and exciting board of directors meeting in conjunction with the Hannover Messe the week of April 23, 2012.   It was neat to see so many familiar faces come by the OPC Booth and also go into the FCL Booth (where OPC was an active participant.  FCL stands for f ... (More)

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