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Rockwell Automation selects MatrikonOPCTM for 3rd Party connectivity to their FactoryTalk Suite

Edmonton, Alberta, May 27 – MatrikonOPC*, the world’s largest OPC developer, is proud to have been selected by Rockwell Automation to provide secure connectivity to the FactoryTalk® Gateway. Combining MatrikonOPC technology with the FactoryTalk® Gateway provides unlimited secure OPC access to plant systems. This is due to industry trusted MatrikonOPC products such as MatrikonOPC Tunneller and MatrikonOPC Data Manager.

“Using MatrikonOPC technology with the FactoryTalk® Gateway totally fit with the Rockwell Automation vision of making connectivity easy.” says Steve Briant, Product Manager FactoryTalk® Gateway, Rockwell Automation

MatrikonOPC is extremely proud to have joined the Rockwell Automation Emcompass Product Program as it clearly demonstrates MatrikonOPC’s commitment to forward thinking and total connectivity. MatrikonOPC’s specific product offering to Rockwell Encompass partners are the following accepted products:

• MatrikonOPC Tunneller
• MatrikonOPC Data Manager
• MatrikonOPC Server for Honeywell TPS
• The MatrikonOPC Building Automation Suite of Products
• The MatrikonOPC IT and Database Drivers
• The MatrikonOPC Telemetry-class Drivers
• The MatrikonOPC Third-Party DCS Drivers
• The MatrikonOPC Third-Party PLC Drivers

“As a company, MatrikonOPC is very pleased to have been selected by Rockwell Automation to provide third-party connectivity to the FactoryTalk® Gateway. Our OPC technology combines ease-of-use with industrial strength robustness, and is the perfect complement to the FactoryTalk® Gateway.”, says Sean Leonard, Vice President OPC, Matrikon. .

The FactoryTalk® Gateway is your open door into the world of the FactoryTalk® Integrated Production and Performance software suite. With FactoryTalk Gateway, you can get data out of FactoryTalk® View Site Edition (SE) and optimize communication to your Logix system. Now, third-party clients can enjoy more options when connecting to the FactoryTalk Suite® thanks to MatrikonOPC technology.

For more information about the MatrikonOPC connectivity, please navigate to or to the MatrikonOPC section of the Rockwell Automation website :

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

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

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation that include Allen-Bradley controls and services, and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit

Paula Puess
Rockwell Automation

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