New Release of OPC DataHub Improves Integration of Industrial
The latest OPC DataHub connects shop floor and top
floor - logging factory data to SQL databases, sending email
reports and SMS alarm messages, and providing secure networking
between remote plant and office locations.
Georgetown, Ontario (October 4, 2007) Cogent Real-Time Systems announces the latest
release, Version 6.4 of the OPC DataHub, featuring an all-new
data logging interface, the ability to send email and SMS
messages, and SSL-encrypted networking of real-time data over
public networks and the Internet. This release is the result
of hundreds of hours of beta testing and suggestions from a
worldwide base of users and distributors. The new version
also improves on the OPC DataHub's support for web display of
live data using ASP, AJAX and Java
"This release of the OPC DataHub is just what our
customers have been asking for," said John Weber, President of
Software Toolbox, the largest supplier of OPC tools in the
United States and exclusive distributor of the OPC DataHub in
North America. "The secure tunneling capabilities combined with
the rest of the features into one solution solves many
information integration challenges."
"Now industrial users can experience the real benefit of
OPC by gaining complete access to their data," said Ryuji
Takeuchi, Assistant Manager of the Engineering Department at
Takebishi Corporation, a leading developer of OPC servers and
Japanese distributor of the OPC DataHub. "Using the OPC DataHub
our clients can interact with their process data from Excel or a
web browser, and log the data in a database."
"Our distributors and customers have driven development
for this release," said Andrew Thomas, President of Cogent.
"Data logging, email and SMS, web access, and secure tunnelling
are all highly-requested features. This latest OPC DataHub is a
direct response to the needs of control engineers and managers
in a wide range of industries around the globe."
The integrated features of the OPC DataHub make it easy to
collect and share data from industrial real-time systems.
Production engineers can use the OPC DataHub to combine data
from many different sources into a common data set and make this
available to users in other parts of the company. They can also
get immediate email or SMS notifications whenever an alarm event
occurs, which means quicker reactions and more informed
decisions. Managers can interact with live process data in a
web browser or Excel spreadsheet from the comfort of their own
office, or receive the latest production reports in regular
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.