The new Matrikon OPC UA Proxy from Matrikon enables companies to easily take advantage of the next generation Open Process Control (OPC) standard – 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 transmit OPC data. Using the UA Proxy from MatrikonOPC, companies can bridge this gap, allowing them to maximise ROI on their existing classic OPC architecture while being free to adopt the broad range of new OPC UA based product offerings.
MatrikonOPC marketing manager Darek Kominek explains companies using OPC classic have seen the benefits that the adoption of open standards can bring to their business as well as the additional value OPC UA has to offer; however, they also have concerns about integrating the two technologies.
These concerns have now been addressed with the release of the UA Proxy from MatrikonOPC, which provides an easy and reliable way to seamlessly combine these two OPC technologies.
Key features of MatrikonOPC UA Proxy include streamlined setup workflow allowing for connection in minutes; easy to use with smart defaults requiring minimal user knowledge of OPC UA; traditional DCOM or firewall issues eliminated; and Windows system server operation.