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Edmonton, Alberta - MatrikonOPC*, the world’s largest OPC developer, launched ‘OPC Exchange’, the first blog dedicated to OPC standards based industrial connectivity technology. As OPC technology evolves so does the need for an accessible OPC resource. OPC Exchange makes OPC information accessible to end-users, integrators and developers, as well, it connects them with the OPC community. OPC Exchange combines technical OPC information with the ease and accessibility of blogging, providing users with a high-quality, integrated 24/7 online resource.

OPC Exchange enables users to share ideas and experiences; as well as provides access to experienced OPC professionals’ world wide. “MatrikonOPC has long been regarded as a pioneer in the field of OPC, and OPC Exchange showcases our ongoing commitment to OPC education,” says Sean Leonard, MatrikonOPC Product Manager.

Industry professionals from virtually every industry can come to OPC Exchange and share ideas on leading edge topics such as OPC Unified Architecture; discuss problems, or access OPC literature and information sources.

OPC Exchange is keyword-searchable, containing indexed abstracts that details journal articles and entries from one of OPC community’s leading authorities - Eric Murphy.

PlantPROCORE Eric Murphy, BSc, PEng, is a Chemical Engineer with a Process Control specialization and an OPC expert. Eric has been a part of the OPC community since its early beginnings in the mid-1990s. Eric is heavily involved with the OPC Foundation and currently acts as the chair for the OPC Historical Data Access (HDA) working group. Eric is also a member of the OPC Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and an active member of the OPC Unified Architecture (UA) working group.

Eric has worked for companies including Honeywell and Matrikon holding position’s including software development architect, OPC R&D Manager, OPC Project Manager and OPC QA Manager. Eric has acted as chief consultant on hundreds of OPC projects where he has architected standards based OPC solutions.

If you use OPC, or have an interest in industrial connectivity, then OPC Exchange is the online resource for you. Join the online community of OPC users at blog.matrikonopc.com.

About MatrikonOPC*
MatrikonOPC is the world’s largest OPC Server, OPC Client, and OPC Driver developer, with a collection of over 500 interfaces. MatrikonOPC boasts over 500 interfaces, and more than 30,000 users, and over 100,000 installations worldwide. MatrikonOPC provides connectivity to every major control system and application on the market today. MatrikonOPC's international customer base includes a wide range of companies from process to discrete manufacturers in industrial and commercial applications. Visit MatrikonOPC’s website at www.MatrikonOPC.com.
 

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