Rockwell Automation selects MatrikonOPC for FactoryTalk |

Rockwell Automation selects MatrikonOPC for FactoryTalk

Edmonton, Alberta, June 3, 2008 – MatrikonOPC was selected by Rockwell Automation to provide secure connectivity to the FactoryTalk Gateway. Combining MatrikonOPC technology with the FactoryTalk Gateway provides unlimited secure OPC access to plant systems. This is due to MatrikonOPC products such as MatrikonOPC Tunneller and MatrikonOPC Data Manager.

MatrikonOPC’s specific product offering to Rockwell Encompass partners are the following accepted products:

  • MatrikonOPC Tunneller
  • MatrikonOPC Data Manager
  • MatrikonOPC Server for Honeywell TPS
  • The MatrikonOPC Building Automation Suite of Products
  • The MatrikonOPC IT and Database Drivers
  • The MatrikonOPC Telemetry-class Drivers
  • The MatrikonOPC Third-Party DCS Drivers
  • The MatrikonOPC Third-Party PLC Drivers

    “Using MatrikonOPC technology with the FactoryTalk Gateway totally fit with the Rockwell Automation vision of making connectivity easy.” says Steve Briant, Product Manager FactoryTalk Gateway, Rockwell Automation

    MatrikonOPC is extremely proud to have joined the Rockwell Automation Emcompass Product Program as it clearly demonstrates MatrikonOPC’s commitment to forward thinking and total connectivity.

    “As a company, MatrikonOPC is very pleased to have been selected by Rockwell Automation to provide third-party connectivity to the FactoryTalk Gateway. Our OPC technology combines ease-of-use with industrial strength robustness, and is the perfect complement to the FactoryTalk Gateway.”, says Sean Leonard, Vice President OPC, Matrikon. .

    The FactoryTalk Gateway is your open door into the world of the FactoryTalk Integrated Production and Performance software suite. With FactoryTalk Gateway, you can get data out of FactoryTalk View Site Edition (SE) and optimize communication to your Logix system. Now, third-party clients can enjoy more options when connecting to the FactoryTalk Suite thanks to MatrikonOPC technology.

    About MatrikonOPC (a division of Matrikon Inc. [TSX:MTK])
    With a collection of more than 500 OPC products and over 100,000 installations worldwide, MatrikonOPC is the world's largest developer of OPC technology. Matrikon is a charter member of the OPC Foundation, and has demonstrated a commitment to developing OPC as the industrial connectivity standard.

    Matrikon's international customer base includes a wide range of companies from process to discrete manufacturers in industrial, commercial and military applications. With offices throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East, Matrikon's reach is global.

    About Rockwell Automation
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation that include Allen-Bradley controls and services, and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

    About the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork
    MatrikonOPC is part of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork TM program, which includes business enterprise, sales, and solutions, and product and technology partners. Through collaboration with Rockwell Automation, MatrikonOPC helps its customers improve time to market, lower total cost of ownership, better manage assets and lower manufacturing business risk.
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