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Automation, Control & Plant Intelligence News Updates   |   May, 2008
MatrikonOPCTM Server Redefines Honeywell TPS Connectivity

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, MAY 2, 2008: MatrikonOPC*, is pleased to announce the release of its latest MatrikonOPC Server for the Honeywell Total Plant Solution (TPS) control system. This release significantly reduces the cost of communicating with Honeywell TPS/TDC3000 systems by eliminating the need for custom drivers or the use of expensive APP nodes to access Honeywell’s proprietary Local Control Network (LCN). The OPC server boasts an easy to use configuration wizard for fast, user-friendly setup and automatic data traffic-balancing for optimized communications.

Honeywell TPS users are no longer forced to purchase the expensive Honeywell APP node to serve as a data gateway for their third-party software. With the new MatrikonOPC Server for Honeywell TPS they can now leverage any of the most common TPS hardware components such as: GUS, APP, or PHD.

MatrikonOPC also puts strong emphasis on ease-of-use and optimal-communication-management. For usability, a powerful, graphical wizard lets users easily click-through configuration to get them up-and-running quickly. Comprehensive, easy-to-follow, documentation and live phone support is also available to ensure users get the support they need.

Communications with the Honeywell TPS are automatically optimized. If multiple LCN connections are made via different nodes, MatrikonOPC’s Server can automatically load-balance the data traffic amongst them to ensure each is not over-utilized.

Sean Leonard, Vice President OPC, Matrikon, comments “We put significant resources into the design, development, and testing of our OPC servers but always feel it is well worth it given the positive feedback we get from our users. For this OPC Server [MatrkionOPC Server for Honeywell TPS] the response has been phenomenal.”

To learn more about the MatrikonOPC Server for Honeywell TPS, or to explore the free download, please navigate to: http://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-drivers/1900/index.aspx



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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. Matrikon is a charter member of the OPC Foundation, and has demonstrated a commitment to developing OPC as the industrial connectivity standard.
A wide range of global companies rely on MatrikonOPC products for their connectivity in industries such as: discrete manufacturing, process control, building automation, alternative energy production, commercial and military applications. With clients and installs throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East, the reach of MatrikonOPC Connectivity is truly global.
Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com.

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For more information, contact:
Manny Mandrusiak
MatrikonOPC Marketing Manager
+1 780-448-1010 extension 4606
email: manny.mandrusiak@matrikonopc.com
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