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MatrikonOPC Server for Allen-Bradley PLC’s now offers superior PLC connectivity supporting Ethernet IP and ControlLogix devices

Sept 03, 2007

MatrikonOPC Server for Allen-Bradley PLC’s now offers superior PLC connectivity supporting Ethernet IP and ControlLogix devices

EDMONTON –MatrikonOPC™ announces the release of the new MatrikonOPC Server for Allen-Bradley PLC’s. This OPC Server provides superior connectivity to all Allen-Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Ethernet/IP and ControlLogix devices and routing; including the Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus (DH+), Allen-Bradley DF1 (DF1), Allen-Bradley Data Highway 485 (DH485) and Ethernet/IP. The server connects to devices via serial connections, single port Allen-Bradley 1784- PKTX PCI cards and Ethernet connections representing true “universal connectivity” for connecting PLCs.

The Allen-Bradley OPC Server is flexible, easy to install and configure. Users continue to enjoy the reliability of proven MatrikonOPC technology coupled with the total service of MatrikonOPC’s software support.

The MatrikonOPC Server for Allen Bradley PLCs includes time saving features not found in other drivers like:

  • Automatic discovery of devices over PKTX cards and serial connections

  • Automatic configuration of devices

  • Competitive system expansion

  • Loading of device configuration files like .l5k, .pc5, and .slc files

  • Serial connection types are automatically configured

  • Tags are automatically generated for each device.

  • Supports Device-Level Redundancy through fail-over channels

  • “This OPC Server provides users with the features that they have always asked for, reliability and ease of installation. Peace of mind is one of the key features built into the new MatrikonOPC Server for Allen-Bradley PLCs.
    Sean Leonard VP of OPC Products MatrikonOPC

    To learn more about the MatrikonOPC Server for Allen-Bradley PLC’s, or to explore the free download, please navigate to:

    About Matrikon
    About MatrikonOPC (a division of Matrikon Inc. [TSX: MTK])

    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.

    MatrikonOPC's international customer base includes a wide range of companies from process to discrete manufacturers in industrial, commercial and military applications.
    With offices in major cities throughout North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East and a global client base including industry leaders in a wide range of process industries, Matrikon's reach is global.

    Matrikon, MatrikonOPC and Tunneller are trademarks or registered trademarks of Matrikon Inc.

    For more information, contact:
    Manny Mandrusiak
    MatrikonOPC Marketing Manager
    +1 780-448-1010 x 4606

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