Matrikon OPC Buffer is a local historian that collects/stores OPC data, and makes
it available to any OPC Client.
What Is It?
Matrikon OPC Buffer is an off-the-shelf solution for remote data collection, buffering,
and with the optional History-Link module, historical data transfer to a central
process historian. The historian employs a rolling internal buffer so that it can
store configurable amounts of data internally and then over-write the oldest data
when the buffer length is full. An OPC Client is used to collect data, and an OPC
Server distributes the information to any client that may require it.
Matrikon OPC Buffer is ideal for engineers and project managers who need guaranteed
data collection and delivery from geographically remote sites. The flexible historian
enables users to store process data in the field or on the fly. It is an easy-to-integrate
“store and forward” solution that moves data from any OPC-enabled system to any
Unlike other remote data collection applications, it allows users to trend and view
data at the source for on-the-spot troubleshooting and data analysis without the
inconvenience of access to the enterprise historian. The historian can be configured
remotely via wireless or Ethernet network.
How Does It Work?
Matrikon OPC Buffer with History Link can be seamlessly paired in series to provide
a quick and easy, field-redundant data architecture. This makes it perfect for operational
sites that are remote or isolated from the main historical network.
Connect to any Vendor's OPC DA server
Archives data using minimal hard drive space thanks to a dynamic rolling buffer.
Schedule the transfer of OPC data to any OPC enabled process historian,
CSV or formatted text file.
Enables real-time data access via a supplied OPC DA Server
Provides historical data access of buffered data.
Forms a redundant data network by pairing OPC Buffer applications.
MatrikonOPC Buffer can be configured remotely via wireless or Ethernet network.
This is especially useful for remote sites that are logistically hard to get to,
or in climate prevents manual retrieval of data.
Rolling Buffer Mode: Loop performance analysis and tuning, short term
historical monitoring, store and forward and more.
Guaranteed Data Delivery: Guarantee that your data gets from your data
source to your enterprise historian by using the optional
Current customers that trust and use MatrikonOPC Buffer
Synertec Pty Ltd
City of Edmonton
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
What Problems Does It Solve?
With traditional plant historians, data is typically stored in a proprietary format.
This makes data retrieval a cumbersome process whereby the user is forced to “buy
data back” from the vendor. A better approach is to store information locally on
a short-term basis with an open, standardized historian located at a remote site.
OPC Buffer deliers significant value to industrial firms when combined with Matrikon’s
History Link and Matrikon
OPC Tunneller solutions as part of a
“Hub and Spoke” architecture for data collection and distribution.
Combined with History-Link, MatrikonOPC Buffer is a standalone solution to send
data to a centralized historian. If the central historian is at a geographically
Matrikon OPC Tunneller
can improve communications reliability as well as securing and compressing the data.
MatrikonOPC Buffer is a key component to an overall Hub-and-Spoke solution.
Learn more about OPC Hub and Spoke Solution here
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Supported OPC Specifications:
- OPC DA (OPC Data Access) 1.0a
- OPC DA (OPC Data Access) 2.0a
- OPC DA (OPC Data Access) 2.05a
- OPC DA (OPC Data Access) 3.0a
- OPC HDA (OPC Historical Data Access) 1.00
- OPC HDA (OPC Historical Data Access) 1.10
- OPC HDA (OPC Historical Data Access) 1.20
- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (64-bit)
- Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Microsoft Windows 2003 Server R2 Service Pack 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Microsoft Windows 2008 Server Service Pack 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 (64-bit)
- Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
- Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
- Intel CORE2 Duo Processor
- 2048 MB RAM
- ~80 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 2000; Windows XP; Windows 2003 Server
Protocol or API:
API (Application Program Interface. A set of routines provided in libraries that
extends a language's functionality)
Name of Protocol or API:
Configurable Time Out:
Telemetry SCADA Class Product:
Tag Browse Capability:
Supports Multiple Data Sources: