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February 2007 Automation & Control News - EDMONTON, AB. February 13, 2007, MatrikonOPC announce the release of the MatrikonOPC Server for BACnet. MatrikonOPC worked with Cimetrics, a world leader in BACnet analysis, to develop an OPC server that enables users to easily create large-scale centralized building control and monitoring systems that are controlled from a “single seat” workstation.

The MatrikonOPC Server for BACnet provides real-time data access between OPC systems and building automation system devices supporting the international building automation protocol BACnet (Annex J compatible devices). Users can take full advantage of OPC’s connectivity to create reliable and robust solutions while maintaining true vendor neutrality. Communication for these solutions is conducted via Ethernet or serial RS-485 (providing Cimetrics USB-to-BACnet MS/TP interface) using the Cimetrics BACstac protocol layer.

Standards compliance truly separates the MatrikonOPC Server for BACnet from other OPC servers on the market. Constructed to meet the demanding new BACnet protocol specifications, the OPC Server acts as a true BACnet device on the network -- and users gain the rigorously tested reliability of MatrikonOPC’s products.

Flexibility and ease of use were paramount in the development of this OPC Server. A device discovery and exploration tool has been integrated into the server to enable users to effortlessly and automatically view all devices on their network. Users are not forced into a lengthy configuration process -- they simply activate the OPC Server and it works. Easy integration into existing control systems, coupled with the ability to effortlessly handle the high rate of data flow in a centralized workstation, provides end users with maximum optimized output while saving both the time and expense of integrating a customized solution.

Reliable Controls The benefits of the MatrikonOPC Server for BACnet are:

Single operator workstation for all systems through visualization dashboards
Full compliance with the new 2007 BACnet specifications
Competitive system expansion
Elimination of the fear of being “locked in” to a single vendor
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: http://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-drivers/1817/index.aspx

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 throughout North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, Matrikon's reach is global.

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