ICONICS publishes list of OPC-UA Servers

October 20, 2008 - ICONICS announced its online list of compatible OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) and Data Access (OPC-DA) Servers, making it the most comprehensive list in the marketplace.

ICONICS and Kepware Technologies have signed a partnership agreement to create the world’s first total end-to-end OPC-UA solution. The “ICONICS OPC-UA KEPServer” integrates HMI/SCADA and visualization with a rich library of device connectivity from Kepware. One of the benefits of the working relationship between Kepware and ICONICS is the expansion of the list of compatible OPC-UA Servers available through ICONICS.

Visitors to ICONICS’ OPC Server Web page at www.iconics.com/products/opcserverList.asp will find a growing list of vendor OPC Servers compatible with ICONICS’ own OPC Server, ICONICS OPC KEPServer, and Microsoft Windows CE OPC Server solutions.

“Both ICONICS and Kepware are committed to furthering the adoption of OPC technology through the industrial automation market,” said Russ Agrusa, President and CEO of ICONICS. “ICONICS’ extensive OPC-UA and -DA Server list is a strong differentiator, demonstrating ICONICS’ commitment to OPC standards-based solutions. I encourage anyone involved with OPC technology to take a look at the comprehensive list of Basic and Premium Servers.

“ICONICS is a leader in OPC technology and has been working closely with Kepware for several years” said Roy Kok, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Kepware Technologies, “We see ICONICS as a leader in the adoption of OPC-UA and are happy to partner with them in proving that the technology is ready. Customers can now find one of the largest lists of compatible OPC-UA Servers available through ICONICS.”

“ICONICS and Kepware are both leading developers of OPC Unified Architecture solutions,” said Tom Burke, President of the OPC Foundation. “Both companies are pioneers in bringing OPC-UA from the theoretical into the physical and practical. This partnership agreement now makes OPC-UA a reality.”

"OPC Server products are intended to expand the framework for moving information between applications in both the manufacturing and enterprise spaces, leveraging Web Services as the key technology enabler for deploying applications that can utilize OPC technology to move data and information,” said Craig Resnick, Research Director at ARC Advisory Group. “This is why it is critical to manufacturers that any OPC solution being implemented is sourced from partners who have extensive experience in deploying OPC applications, which is certainly the case for both ICONICS and Kepware.”

ICONICS HMI/SCADA and Manufacturing Intelligence solutions are widely recognized in the industrial automation software marketplace. Used in a wide variety of applications worldwide, ICONICS’ GENESIS64, GENESIS32 and BizViz products are recognized for their graphical capabilities and seamless integration with Microsoft operating systems and applications, bridging information from “the shop floor to the top floor.”

ICONICS has provided award-winning industrial automation and Manufacturing Intelligence software for over 22 years, successfully deploying more than 225,000 solutions worldwide.

ICONICS Background Information
Founded in 1986, ICONICS is a leader in the development of Web-enabled industrial automation and manufacturing intelligence software for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Offering the industry's only suite of fully-integrated OPC-based components and products, GENESIS32 Enterprise Edition is available for Windows XP, XP Professional x64, Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 x64. Pocket GENESIS for Windows CE and Pocket PC was built from the ground up based on ICONICS' OPC-To-The-Core framework. BizViz is a suite of manufacturing and business intelligence products, which bridge the gap between manufacturing and corporate business information systems. BizViz is designed around Microsoft .NET technology and Microsoft SharePoint Services. ICONICS also offers a complete set of Plug and Play automation components, including best-in-class OPC ActiveX Controls, OPC Toolkit, Human Machine Interface (HMI), Microsoft SQL Server-based data logging, Multimedia Alarming, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) products. ICONICS is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner represented in over 60 countries, and has more than 225,000 product installations worldwide.