MatrikonOPC to Discuss OPC Unified Architecture at 2008 User Group

MatrikonOPC[tm], the world’s leading OPC connectivity provider, will be hosting the only European OPC User Group on October 22, 2008 in Barcelona Spain. The MatrikonOPC User Group will teach attendees how to optimize, implement and integrate OPC Solutions that will automate their process control systems and instantly improve productivity and communications for their company. Not only will attendees learn about how OPC can optimize and secure their current system infrastructure, but they will also have the unique opportunity to explore the future of OPC technology in the new OPC Unified Architecture specification presented by an industry expert from the OPC Foundation.

“The MatrikonOPC User Group is an exceptional venue to learn about innovation in OPC technology from one of the industry leaders,” says Tom Burke, President, OPC Foundation.

The MatrikonOPC User Group features client-presented case studies that showcase how OPC technology provides companies with ground-breaking solutions to real-world challenges such as limited resources, greater time constraints, new accountability regulations and budgetary restraints in the discrete manufacturing and process control industries.

This unique event provides engineers, integrators, discrete manufacturers, process control professionals and automation technicians the opportunity for interactive discussions about the latest advancements and applications of OPC technology from the industry’s most forward thinking professionals.

“This is the largest user group we have ever hosted. It will provide attendees with many opportunities to meet others who are leveraging OPC technology to drive information within their businesses. Our User Group in Barcelona will also show attendees the roadmap of OPC – where this technology has been and where it’s headed,” says Sean Leonard, Vice President, OPC.

Coinciding with the MatrikonOPC User Group, are Level 1 & 2 MatrikonOPC hands-on workshops. These workshops offer a unique learning opportunity in that they are the only workshops in Europe being presented in three languages – English, Spanish and German.

With a collection of more than 500 OPC products and over 100,000 installations worldwide, MatrikonOPC is the world’s largest supplier of OPC connectivity products. 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.

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