MatrikonOPC, a vendor neutral connectivity supplier that is a division of Honeywell Process Solutions, has acquired OPC Unified Architecture (UA) Software Development Kit (SDK) software technology from Embedded Labs Ltd., the world’s leading provider of the technology.
According to MatrikonOPC, this positions MatrikonOPC at the forefront of the emerging device-to-enterprise open data connectivity segment. Liam Power, who has been Embedded Labs' technical director, will move to MatrikonOPC to continue to lead embedded product development.
As the next generation of OPC, the powerful and flexible features of OPC UA provide control automation systems with open standard connectivity regardless of the operating system (OS) being used and for the first time, for low-level devices that do not even use an OS.
“This technology complements MatrikonOPC’s existing portfolio,” said Jeff Gould, general manager-MatrikonOPC. “Unified Architecture technology extends our data connectivity offerings from the desktop down to the micro-controller level.”