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MatrikonOPC Now Offers Industrial Strength Data Connectivity for Siemens S7 PLCs

September 17, 2008

EDMONTON, AB, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — MatrikonOPC(TM) is proud to announce the release of the new MatrikonOPC Server for Siemens S7 PLC’s with full compatibility to the entire family of Siemens S7 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Connectivity to Siemens S7 PLCs has never been easier, or more economical.

The MatrikonOPC Server for Siemens S7 PLCs provides robust device level communications by not only being fully OPC standards compliant, but by incorporating unique features such as built-in security, offline mode, redundancy and full 24/7 technical support. Users of the MatrikonOPC Server for Siemens S7 PLCs can also receive complete device communications for Siemens S7-200, S7-300, and S7-400 series PLCs.

   The MatrikonOPC Server for Siemens S7 includes features such as:    -   Step-by-step configuration using the wizard   -   Full-time "Live" system configuration without data loss   -   Built-in Offline Mode to aid system integration   -   Device level redundancy   -   Full compliance with the current OPC Security Specification to       provide complete control over item browsing, adding, reading, and       writing   -   MatrikonOPC developed Auto-discovery feature for Hilscher NetLink-MPI       adapters without the need for additional configuration software   -   Server restart not required for configuration changes to take effect   -   ISO on TCP Connection (for CP 243, CP 343, CP 443)   -   No configuration required for TSAP parameters (with exception to       Siemens S7-200 custom connections)   -   Ability to import data block symbols from Simatic STEP 7 project for       Siemens S7-300 and S7-400   -   Ability to import data block variables from STEP 7 Microwin for       Siemens S7-200   

The MatrikonOPC Server for Siemens PLC’s enables real-time, high speed data transfer simultaneously to PLCs of the SIMATIC S7 family allowing OPC Clients to monitor, control, coordinate, archive and trend all available point types.

When it comes to ensuring the integrity of data from the Siemens S7 the MatrikonOPC Server for Siemens S7 provides the most secure OPC connection on the market today.

   To learn more about MatrikonOPC Server for Siemens S7, please navigate   to: http://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-drivers/2280/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. Matrikon(TM) 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 http://www.matrikonopc.com/.

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CONTACT: Manny Mandrusiak, MatrikonOPC Marketing Manager, (780) 448-1010extension 4606, email: manny.mandrusiak@matrikonopc.com; Business Media &Investors contact: Nicole Sayler, Communications Director, (780) 945-4010,nicole.sayler@matrikon.com




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