Matrikon OPC UA Tunneller
Matrikon OPC UA Tunneller simplifies OPC UA migration by seamlessly integrating
OPC UA Clients and Servers with OPC Classic architecture.
USD $1,350 (DA+U only-1 license req’d per PC)
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Reliable, secure connectivity is central to IIoT and Industrie 4.0, and is the function
of the OPC UA protocol. Migration to this technology provides the best in open data
transport today and in the years ahead.
Matrikon OPC UA Tunneller helps future-proof your control infrastructure in anticipation
of increased utilization of OPC UA. It takes the uncertainty out of ensuring reliable
OPC Classic/OPC UA interoperability and cross-network communications. This solution
is the right choice to get your OPC Classic-to-Classic connectivity and Classic-to-UA
bridging up-and-running quickly and efficiently.
- Enables seamless OPC data transfer through multiple mediums across geographical
- Addresses problems with using OPC Classic components based on DCOM
- Eliminates permission issues encountered across domains and workgroups
- Provides 64-bit support for both client-side and server-side connections
- Employs an intuitive, user-friendly interface
- Operates in the familiar Microsoft Windows environment
- Requires minimal user knowledge of OPC UA
- Eliminates rip-and-replace of OPC Classic assets
Matrikon OPC UA Tunneller makes OPC data connectivity painless regardless of whether
you need to connect between different enterprise levels or across the globe.
The Encryption feature in MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ enables it to secure your
communications from both inside and outside system attacks by hackers. Users
are provided with more control over the security of their OPC systems.
The Data Compression feature of MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ allows users to reduce
the load on their networks. Data sent over satellite and other per-Megabyte
connections can be reduced for significant cost savings. Historical data can be
compressed to a size much smaller than the original data, all without any data
MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ solves 6 major issues encountered using OPC over DCOM:
1. Cross Domains and Workgroups
Authentication difficulties make DCOM connections across
different domains or workgroups extremely difficult or impossible. Leap past
this limitation with OPC Tunneller. Essentially, if you can ping the PC, you
can get to it with Tunneller.
2. DCOM and OPC through firewalls
DCOM uses a wide variety of ports, making it almost impossible
to configure a firewall with. Not to mention, DCOM is a prime target for
viruses and worms such as Blaster. OPC Tunneller lets us firewall our PC’s for
maximum security against viruses and worms, yet still allows us all the
benefits of OPC.
3. DCOM needs a lot of bandwidth
DCOM works best in environments with low latency and high
bandwidth; typical of an office LAN. This causes considerable difficulty when
communicating over satellite, modems, radio, and other bandwidth-limited
communication types. MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ features lossless data compression,
which reduces load on networks and saves cost when paying per MB of data.
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4. Timeouts and Disconnections
Plagued with timeouts? Need recovery faster than the
unconfigurable 6 minute timeout that comes with DCOM? MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ has
configurable timeouts to work best with your network and reconnects to OPC
Servers in a fraction of the time.
5. Data Privacy
OPC Tunneller now features data stream encryption. "Man in the
middle" type of attacks can now be thwarted, because OPC data is not
readable without the key. Encryption can be selected from 64, 96, or 128 bit
AES. OPC Tunneller can also limit client connections from only the IP addresses
6. Easy Configuration
Depending on your system, configuring DCOM just to the point
of getting communication can take days! OPC Tunneller reduces your integration
time to minutes!
Install Matrikon OPC Tunneller on both the OPC Client and OPC
On the client node, define an IP address or computer name to connect to.
Matrikon OPC UA Tunneller allows OPC UA-enabled client applications to communicate
with OPC Classic Servers and Clients, as well as OPC UA Servers and vice versa.
For the past 10 years, Matrikon® OPC Tunneller™
has delivered a best-in-class solution to eliminate the majority of OPC Classic
connectivity problems via a single, easy-to-use package. With Matrikon OPC UA Tunneller,
Matrikon continues this legacy while adding powerful functionality to extend the
useful life of your OPC Classic components.
- Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2016
- Intel CORE i5
- 4 GB RAM
- 80 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
Supported OPC Specification
- OPC DA (OPC Data Access) 2.05a
- OPC UA (DA)