09/04/2010

MatrikonOPC Data Manager

Matrikon's OPC Data Manager (ODM) is a software application that transfers data from one OPC server to another. Use ODM when you need to share data between two or more control systems (e.g. PLC and a DCS). With ODM this connectivity can be accomplished with standard, off-the-shelf software.

OLE for Process Control (OPC) servers are available for every major system on the market today. Traditional OPC-enabled systems share data by implementing one application as an OPC client and another as an OPC server. Sometimes, however, neither application is an OPC client; instead, both are servers. Two OPC servers can't exchange data, as they are designed to respond to a client's requests and are unable to generate requests. Matrikon's ODM solves this problem by acting as a 'double-headed' or 'thin' OPC client to both servers. It requests data from one server and immediately sends it to the other OPC server.

Features include:

Now Features Redundancy
Supports writing Value, Quality and Timestamp to HDA Servers
No programming required
Supports OPC 2.0 Data Access and 1.0a
Server to server communication
Supports COM/DCOM
Can run as a Windows service
Allows user to control data transfer based on quality
Comes with its own server, MatrikonOPC Server for Data Manager

Bulk Configuration.
ODM enables you to do bulk configuration by importing CSV (Comma Separated Values) files from such applications as Microsoft Excel.

Simulation and Testing
Sometimes, the hardware required for testing may be unavailable. With ODM, the lack of hardware will not delay your testing schedule. No matter what OPC server is being used, ODM can populate it with simulated data using the MatrikonOPC Simulation Server.

Sustained Throughput (based on PIII 400 MHz)
10,000 reads per second
3,000 reads/writes per second

Values
The value of any point can easily be accessed by double clicking on it.

Redundancy
Use ODM to implement full redundancy. The Primary ODM executes on one PC, while the Standby ODM (on another PC) monitors the Primary’s operation. If the Standby ODM detects a failure, it takes over immediately. This ensures that only one ODM transfers data at a time and avoids data loss. ODM can also be used with the MatrikonOPC Redundancy Broker (ORB).

Multiple Options
Each point can be configured separately to scale values and provide default error values, and is compatible with DDE/NetDDE.

Automatic Startup
The simple configuration allows you to save special login information. In the event of an unscheduled shutdown, ODM will automatically restart along with other Windows services, log in to the necessary OPC servers, and fully recover without any user intervention.


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