Top 20 OPC Integration Questio


Released on: July 16, 2008, 9:37 am

Press Release Author: OPC Training Institute

Industry: Industrial

Press Release Summary: The OPC Training Institute (OPCTI) has released the 20 most
common OPC Technology questions asked by automation integrators.

Press Release Body: Edmonton, AB, Canada - July 16, 2008: The OPC Training
Institute (OPCTI) has released the 20 most common OPC Technology questions asked by
automation integrators.

Questions on the latest list include; what are the security holes when working with
OPC, will OPC work across a firewall, what is OpcEnum and why do I need it, and what
is OPC self certification. These questions along with 16 others cover the vast
majority of issues facing integrators today.

In addition to compiling the list of OPC integration questions, OPCTI calls upon
industry experts to provide answers. Experts like Tony Paine, Executive VP and CTO
of Kepware Technologies, Colin Winchester, VP of Operations at Software Toolbox and
OPCTI's Randy Kondor, President and CEO. On August 13, 2008, OPC experts will form
an online panel giving insight and practical answers to the top 20 questions.

\"OPC is an outstanding technology\", says Randy Kondor of OPCTI, \"however it takes
know-how to integrate it. Our goal by releasing the top 20 list and providing
answers is to make it easier for integrators to use the technology. In turn,
manufacturing processes become more finely tuned and efficient.\"

Kondor goes on to say, \"Control, A Putman publication, surveyed their readers in
June 2008 regarding PLC programming software and just over one-third reported using
OPC. The number is growing daily. Wonderware reports there are over 300,000 plants
worldwide with 20 or more employees. As the demand for OPC technology grows so does
the need for education and support.\"

Join OPC industry experts online on August 13, 2008 as they discuss the answers to
the top 20 OPC integration questions. More information can be found at

OPC technology is the fastest growing industrial connectivity standard among
automation professionals with well over 15,000 available OPC applications supported
by over 3,000 companies. OPC is a global industrial connectivity standard that
enables process control and manufacturing applications to communicate with each
other using an interoperable, reliable and secure connection. OPC enables
manufacturing environments to host a multitude of applications created by a variety
of vendors.

The Top 20 OPC Integration questions are based on data collected in OPCTI training

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Contact Details: Brian Neufeld
Director of Marketing
OPC Training Institute
16420 - 89 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5R 4R9
Phone: 1-780-784-4444
Fax: 1-780-784-4445

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