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Server Software supports Foxboro I/A Series systems v8.8.

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Press Release Summary:

June 5, 2014 - MatrikonOPC™ Sever for Foxboro I/A securely facilitates communication between OPC-enabled client software, such as HMIs, historians, and reporting software, and Foxboro I/A devices. Along with support for Foxboro I/A Series systems v8.8, features include support for FoxAPI, Object Manager, and AIM API; integrated OPC security; real-time (DA) and Historical (HDA) OPC data access; as well as built-in alias configuration.

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Original Press Release

MatrikonOPC Server Now Supports Foxboro I/A Series Systems Version 8.8

Press release date: May 27, 2014

EDMONTON, ALBERTA – MatrikonOPC™ announced today the release of the enhanced MatrikonOPC Sever for Foxboro I/A, which now includes support for Foxboro I/A Series systems version 8.8. The MatrikonOPC Server for Foxboro I/A securely facilitates communication between OPC-enabled client software, such as HMI’s, historian’s and reporting software, and Foxboro I/A devices.

Recently, Invensys announced the deprecation of FoxAPI beginning in version 8.8 of Foxboro I/A.  This update allows users of Foxboro I/A 8.8 and above to continue to utilise OPC-based communication by leveraging the AIM* API.

“At Invensys, we place a lot of emphasis in supporting the lifecycle of our systems and our installed base customers.  For customers who use MatrikonOPC products as part of their existing systems, we acknowledge that Matrikon have ported their products to the preferred APIs (Application Programming Interface) in support of I/A Series systems version 8.8 and the migration of those systems to Microsoft Windows 7 & Microsoft Server 2008 R2 operating systems," said senior director, control and safety software of Invensys.

Key features of the MatrikonOPC Server for Foxboro I/A include:
• Support for FoxAPI, Object Manager and AIM* API;
• Integrated OPC security;
• Real-time (DA) and Historical (HDA) OPC data access;
• Built-in alias configuration.

To learn more about the MatrikonOPC Sever for Foxboro I/A, please visit: http://www.matrikonopc.com/opc-drivers/opc-foxboro/base-driver-details.aspx

About MatrikonOPC
MatrikonOPC provides equipment data connectivity software and hardware based on the OPC standard. The MatrikonOPC promise is to empower customers with reliable data access to all major automation vendors’ systems, provide practical OPC training and deliver superior client care. MatrikonOPC builds close relationships with its customers to best address their business and technical needs. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, MatrikonOPC provides local presence on a global scale. MatrikonOPC is a vendor neutral connectivity supplier. Visit MatrikonOPC at www.MatrikonOPC.com

For more information, contact:
Erin Leithoff
Regional Marketing Manager
MatrikonOPC
+1 780-448-1010 extension 4503
erin.leithoff@matrikonopc.com

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