Cogent launches OPC DataHub
New technology combines the power of multiple OPC
Georgetown, Ontario (March 7, 2006) Cogent Real-Time Systems, providers of
real-time data connectivity software announced today the
release of a new product: the OPC DataHub. This powerful new
software can simultaneously aggregate OPC servers, tunnel data
across a network or the Internet, and bridge between different
OPC servers. It also includes a complete built-in scripting
language and read/write access to ODBC databases, web browsers
and Excel spreadsheets.
"This may be the only OPC tool a user will ever need,"
said Mr. Andrew Thomas, president of Cogent. "Combining
aggregation, bridging, and tunnelling into a single product
means you can integrate your OPC system more easily and reliably
than ever before."
The OPC DataHub builds on Cogent's proprietary middleware
technology, first introduced in 1995 and currently in use in
thousands of systems worldwide. This technology allows you to
seamlessly integrate data across multiple Windows, Linux and QNX
"This connects OPC to the rest of the world," said
Mr. Thomas. "Now process control data doesn't have to stay on
the shop floor. It can be in the boardroom, in a wireless
handheld, or on an executive's desk. Putting live OPC data into
Excel lets you run analysis and feed the results back to the OPC
server, all in real time."
The OPC DataHub tunnels through firewalls to connect OPC
servers and clients across a network or the Internet. This
eliminates DCOM security and timeout issues. The DataHub's
multiple-connection interface lets it aggregate any number of
OPC servers. Combining these capabilities with OPC bridging and
native DDE and TCP protocols lets the OPC DataHub make OPC data
available virtually anywhere, from the plant floor to the office
boardroom, across the local network or across the ocean, in a
web browser or powering Excel spreadsheets, in Windows, Linux
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.