MatrikonOPC now offers Online OPC Training

    EDMONTON, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - MatrikonOPC(TM) is proud to announce the
release of a new eLearning program that offers automation professionals a
convenient way to learn about OPC. Learning OPC has never been easier, or more
    The first available module, "Introduction to OPC", introduces students to
the basics of OPC including the most common version, OPC Data Access. Using a
combination of interactive PowerPoint slides with voice-overs, demonstrative
videos, and knowledge affirming quizzes; this module engages students on
multiple levels. MatrikonOPC eLearning requires no travel and no time away
from the workplace.

    The "Introduction to OPC" eLearning module teaches:
        -  The advantages of using OPC over traditional communication methods
        -  Understanding the OPC Client/Server architecture
        -  Reviewing the milestones in the history of OPC
        -  Understanding how to create a connection between an OPC Client and
           an OPC Server
        -  Recognizing what factors can affect OPC communication
        -  Learning the various communication types between OPC Clients and
        -  Reviewing the most widely implemented OPC specification: OPC DA
        -  Identifying the importance of timestamps and qualities in OPC DA

    To learn more about MatrikonOPC eLearning, please navigate to:

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

For further information:

For further information: Sameer Suleman, MatrikonOPC Training Product
Manager, (780) 448-1010 extension 4573, email:;
Business Media & Investors contact: Nicole Sayler, Communications Director,
(780) 945-4010,

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