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MatrikonOPC launches advanced OPC to BACnet Connectivity

EDMONTON –MatrikonOPC™ is proud to announce the introduction of a feature rich BACnet OPC Server software package. This product was developed in conjunction with Cimetrics Inc. to leverage MatrikonOPC’s experience and technologies with the HVAC industries leading BACnet protocol stack (called BACstac™). The resultant MatrikonOPC Server for BACnet is an easy-to-use solution for customers, creating large multi-vendor systems consisting of SCADA work stations to control both industrial networks and HVAC building automation systems.

The use of the BACnet protocol in HVAC installations has been increasing for many years. Typical installations now include connecting multiple facilities to centralized monitoring and control workstations. The MatrikonOPC Server for BACnet has been designed to integrate these networks into a cohesive system. The BACnet concept of BBMDs (BACnet/IP Broadcast Management Device) has been included in this product to facilitate the interconnection of networks from multiple locations. Other advanced software features include the ability to use multiple Ethernet ports in the central SCADA workstation, compliance with the latest OPC technologies, communications quality tags, the ability to use multiple remote OPC Servers (optional communications tunneling software recommended) and much more. Flexibility and ease of use were paramount in the development of this OPC Server.

The benefits of the MatrikonOPC Server for BACnet are:

  • Single operator workstation for all systems through visualization dashboards
  • Full compliance with the latest BACnet specification and best practices
  • Multiple BACnet network capabilities (BBMD + dual NIC card)
  • Remote OPC Server capabilities (+ enhanced tunneling option)
  • Provides users the ability to easily create large-scale centralized control systems containing remote building systems.

  • To learn more about the MatrikonOPC Server for BACnet, or to explore the free download, please navigate to:

    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 developer of OPC technology. Matrikon is a charter member of the OPC Foundation, and has demonstrated a commitment to developing OPC as the industrial connectivity standard.
    Matrikon's international customer base includes a wide range of companies from process to discrete manufacturers in industrial, commercial and military applications. With offices throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East, Matrikon's reach is global. Visit MatrikonOPC at

    About Cimetrics
    Cimetrics is a leading supplier of BACnet, Modbus, and Web Services solutions within the Building Automation, Industrial Automation and Energy monitoring industries. Products such as their BACnet protocol stacks, Ethernet based protocol analyzers, electrical/gas/water meter gateways, advanced routers and sensor interfaces offer inexpensive communications solutions between building subsystems such as HVAC, security and fire safety, lighting, and energy management.
    Visit Cimetrics at

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

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

    Bob Ofenstein
    VP Products Group

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