Danish OPC Experts to Distribute OPC DataHub in Scandinavia
PC Instruments, a leading OPC vendor in Denmark, sees
strong market potential for OPC tunnelling and enterprise data
connectivity using the OPC DataHub.
Georgetown, Ontario (September 10, 2007) Cogent Real-Time Systems announces a new
agreement with PC Instruments in Denmark for distribution of
the OPC DataHub. PC Instruments markets OPC-based hardware
and software in Scandinavia, and plans to focus on the OPC
DataHub's tunnelling capabilities as a key sales
"More and more of our customers are demanding a robust,
secure, and easy means to configure OPC tunnelling solutions,"
said Lau Ludvigsen, General Manager of PC Instruments. "The OPC
DataHub has what they need. We are pleased to work with Cogent
because they have proven to us their dedication to OPC
tunnelling, as well as other data communication
"PC Instruments is a leading proponent of OPC technology
in Scandinavia, and we look forward to building a solid
relationship with them" said Andrew Thomas, President of
Cogent. "They fully understand the value of OPC tunnelling to
overcome the limitations of DCOM, and are able to communicate
this advantage to their customers."
OPC tunnelling replaces the Windows DCOM protocol to
provide robust transmission of OPC data over a network. DCOM
works well on a single computer, but was not designed for
networking. It is difficult to configure and secure, and it
responds poorly to network breaks. The OPC DataHub replaces
DCOM with OPC tunnelling that is firewall-friendly, easy to
configure, low bandwidth, and recovers quickly from network
breaks. In addition, the OPC DataHub offers one-click
SSL-encryption for tunnelling, creating a secure connection over
The OPC DataHub gives quick, reliable, and secure access
to valuable information direct from the factory floor. It is an
integrated tool that can present live process data directly on
an engineer's or manager's desk in a form most suitable:
database, spreadsheet, or web page. It provides OPC tunnelling,
bridging, and aggregation, and has a free API to support
virtually any type of OPC connectivity required.
PC Instruments, founded in 1985, was the first company to
introduce OPC in Denmark in 1998, and has played a key role in
OPC training and development ever since. PC Instruments
provides OPC-based manufacturing hardware and software solutions
worldwide, with a focus on Europe and Scandinavia.
Founded in 1995, Cogent Real-Time Systems is
the leader in real-time cross-platform data integration between
Windows, Linux and QNX. Customers include the Bank of Canada, Cadbury
Chocolate and the European Space Agency. Cogent leverages its
experience in real-time data communications to provide the next
generation of OPC products.