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OPC Training Institute chosen to provide training for Citect by Schneider Electric

EDMONTON, CANADA, May 28, 2009 - The OPC Training Institute (, the world’s largest OPC training provider, announced that it has been selected by Citect, a Schneider Electric company as its OPC training provider following the completion of on-site OPC workshop training sessions for technical support employees.
OPCTI’s comprehensive workshops provide automation and IT professionals with a proven training program that enables them to quickly take on the challenging task of establishing a robust communication infrastructure.

"The Certified OPC Professional (COP) training has helped improve our OPC troubleshooting skills," says Karun Sukhwani, Global Support Manager at Citect by Schneider Electric. "OPC Technical Support issues that would typically frustrate our end-users are now resolved quickly and efficiently. This raises our level of service and customer satisfaction, while achieving significant reductions in our support costs."

"Citect by Schneider Electric’s COP accreditation training translates into bottom line efficiencies," says Randy Kondor, President of OPCTI. "Proficiency through practice, and familiarity with OPC standards, empowers the team to consistently implement successful projects."

The OPC Training Institute offers two styles of training. The public training provides end-users, integrators, and vendors with the knowledge they require to design and deploy projects that use OPC technology. Similarly, OPCTI’s private workshops cater to the unique training requirements of specific corporations.

About OPC Technology
OPC technology is the fastest growing industrial connectivity standard among automation professionals with well over 15,000 available OPC applications supported by over 3,000 companies. OPC is a global industrial connectivity standard that enables process control and manufacturing applications to communicate with each other using an interoperable, reliable, and secure connection. OPC enables manufacturing environments to host a multitude of applications created by a variety of vendors.

About Citect
Citect, now integrated into Schneider Electric, makes best-in-class industrial automation monitoring and control solutions. Well-known CitectSCADA is designed specifically for customers that have a variety of different PLC/RTU providers. Vijeo Citect integrates with Schneider hardware, offering customers a complete end to end Schneider solution including OPC Factory Server and Speedlink for automatically generating configuration databases from UnityPro PLC programming software. For more information about Citect, access

About the OPC Training Institute
The OPC Training Institute (OPCTI) is a global OPC training company with workshops in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Unlike other companies that offer vendor-biased information, OPCTI focuses strictly on training and does not sell its own products. OPCTI is the only company endorsed by OPC Foundation member companies to award the Certified OPC Professional (COP) designation. For more information about OPCTI, access

OPC Training Institute Media Contact:
Bob Hodder
Marketing Coordinator
OPC Training Institute

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