Siemens Building Technologies Chooses MatrikonOPC for OPC Connectivity



    EDMONTON, April 15 /CNW/ - MatrikonOPC(TM) is proud to announce their
collaborative relationship with Siemens Building Technologies. Siemens
Building Technologies is now standardizing on MatrikonOPC's SNMP Agent for OPC
and OPC Data Manager.
    Chris Hollinger, Senior Product Manager at Siemens Building Technologies
explained "With OPC Data Manager from MatrikonOPC, our customers can easily
integrate their disparate devices and systems. On the networking side,
MatrikonOPC's SNMP Agent for OPC solved our need to get OPC data in and out of
SNMP-based applications. Siemens Building Technologies is excited to further
maximize our customer's process control investment by partnering with
MatrikonOPC."
    "More advanced automation is required to maximize building efficiency,
reduce operating costs and save the environment. MatrikonOPC is committed to
providing connectivity to bridge the automation and building technology
worlds. We look forward to growing our relationship with Siemens Building
Technologies even further," explained Sean Leonard, Vice President, OPC
Products at Matrikon.

    
    More about the MatrikonOPC SNMP Agent for OPC
    -   The MatrikonOPC SNMP Agent for OPC provides Simple Network Management
        Protocol (SNMP) enabled applications with seamless access to real-
        time data.

    More about MatrikonOPC's OPC Data Manager
    -   Matrikon's OPC Data Manager is a software application that transfers
        data from one OPC server to another.
    

    About Siemens Building Technologies

    As a leading provider of energy and environmental solutions, building
controls, fire safety and security systems solutions, Siemens Building
Technologies, Inc., makes buildings comfortable, safe, secure and less costly
to operate. With U.S. headquarters in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Siemens Building
Technologies employs 7,400 people and provides a full range of services and
solutions from more than 100 locations coast-to-coast. Worldwide, the company
has 28,000 employees and operates from more than 500 locations in 51
countries.
    For more information on Siemens Building Technologies, visit:
www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies

    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 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.
    Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com.
    MatrikonOPC and Matrikon are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Matrikon Inc.





For further information:

For further information: Adriel Michaud, MatrikonOPC Online
Communications, (780) 448-1010 extension 4006, email:
adriel.michaud@matrikonopc.com; For business and investor related information,
contact: Nicole Sayler, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, (780)
945-4010, nicole.sayler@matrikon.com

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