Thursday, May 28, 2020
Useful Resources for Brilliant Manufacturing, Operational & Industrial Intelligence Technology Enthusiasts!

 Welcome to the Automation Media's
Automation & Controls - Hot Links
A community website focused on the factory automation, process control, and instrumentation industry with product information, job search, industry promotions, application notes, directory of manufacturers and systems integrators, press releases, news and more.


Gray Matter Systems
Gray Matter Systems is a Sales, Support, Engineering and Educational Service Company.


How Stuff Works
On HowStuffWorks, you can learn about everything from engines to lock picking to bigfoot. We also have a huge shopping site that can help you research features and prices on electronics, computers or just about anything else.


Jim Pinto's Web Site
Technology Futurist, Angel Investor, Speaker, Writer, Industrial Automation Commentator, Analyst & Consultant, Founder (formerly President & CEO) of Action Instruments


MatrikonOPC is the world's largest developer and supplier of OPC drivers, clients, applications, tools and utilities. Not to mention, they are also the world's largest training facility for OPC technology. With a collection of more than 500 OPC products and over 100,000 installations worldwide, MatrikonOPC is the world's largest OPC company. MatrikonOPC is a charter member of the OPC Foundation, and has demonstrated a commitment to developing OPC as the industrial connectivity standard.


OPC Foundation
The OPC Foundation is dedicated to ensuring interoperability in automation by creating and maintaining open specifications that standardize the communication of acquired process data, alarm and event records, historical data, and batch data to multi-vendor enterprise systems and between production devices. Production devices include sensors, instruments, PLCs, RTUs, DCSs, HMIs, historians, trending subsystems, alarm subsystems, and more as used in the process industry, manufacturing, and in acquiring and transporting oil, gas, and minerals.


OPC Links
Lot of good OPC stuff. Listing of Free OPC Servers, Free OPC Clients and Tools and lot more....


OPC Training Institute
OPC Training Institute is the largest OPC training company in the world. OPCTI offers hands-on classes both in-person and online. OPCTI focuses strictly on providing vendor-neutral training and does not sell its own products. OPCTI's Certified OPC Professional (COP) designation is endorsed by many OPC Foundation member companies. Holders of the COP designation have demonstrated proficiency with OPC technology, design architecture, and installations.


Open Source Initiative (OSI)
Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community, specifically through the OSI Certified Open Source Software certification mark and program. You can read about successful software products that have these properties, and about our certification mark and program, which allow you to be confident that software really is "Open Source." We also make copies of approved open source licenses here.