OPCTI announces partnership with Software Toolbox

  • December 09, 2007
  • News
Edmonton, Canada, Dec. 9, 2007 - OPC Training Institute (OPCTI), the world's largest OPC training provider, and Software Toolbox, a leading provider of software components to manufacturing end users, system integrators, and OEMs, have announced a strategic partnership. Software Toolbox is endorsing the OPCTI's training programs for users, integrators, and OEMs seeking to become more knowledgeable users of OPC products. To help support OPC training, Software Toolbox is providing software resources for use during the hands-on classes. As well, Software Toolbox will work with their customer to get them the OPC training they may need to realize the full potential of OPC technology. OPC is an industrial connectivity standard that enables process control and manufacturing applications to communicate with each other using an interoperable, reliable and secure connection. Interoperability is apparent due to support by over 3,000 companies with well over 15,000 unique OPC applications. "OPC is a great technology that we have supported since its inception in 1996," says John Weber, President of Software Toolbox. "It has evolved into a true interoperable standard but without the proper implementation, projects can take longer and cost more than they should. Software Toolbox has partnered with OPCTI to provide an increased level of service to our customers. We have been a long-time active participant in OPC Interoperability and Certification processes. Keeping with this tradition, we encourage users to attend OPCTI training courses, which in turn will help to maximize their return on investment in OPC technology." Topics covered in the workshops include OPC & DCOM diagnostics, system architecture, OPC client application design, and OPC server design. "Software Toolbox has a reputation for quality service and support in the process control and discrete manufacturing industry sectors," says Randy Kondor, President of OPCTI. "We are very pleased that this partnership has been formed. Both companies are strong supporters of the OPC Foundation and by working together we continue to strengthen the OPC standard through training and education." OPCTI is the only company endorsed by OPC Foundation member companies to award the Certified OPC Professional (COP) designation. Holders of the COP designation have demonstrated proficiency with OPC technology, design architecture, and installations. About Software ToolboxSince 1996, Software Toolbox has been a leading provider of software components to over 10,000 manufacturing end users, system integrators, and OEMs in 90 countries that help them maximize their results when using industrial automation software applications. A Charter Member of the OPC Foundation, Software Toolbox is pleased to support the efforts of the OPC Training Institute. About OPCTIOPCTI is a global OPC training company with workshops in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. OPCTI offers hands-on training both in-person and online. Unlike other companies that offer vendor-biased information, OPCTI focuses strictly on training and does not sell its own products. Learn More

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