Cogent Gains New Korean Distributors
Two leading Korean industrial automation software
providers plan to market the OPC DataHub and other Cogent
Georgetown, Ontario (November 28, 2007) Cogent Real-Time Systems has reached agreements
with RT Solutions and Bridgeware to distribute the OPC DataHub
and related Cogent software in Korea. Both companies plan to
focus on the OPC DataHub's proven ability to collect and
redistribute OPC data, while RT Solutions will also offer data
connectivity solutions for the QNX Realtime Operating
"We are very pleased to have both of these distributors as
part of our team," said Andrew Thomas, President of Cogent.
"They are in touch with the needs of users in the Korean market.
And they each have the broad experience and necessary knowledge
in their respective fields to recognize the value of the OPC
DataHub and our QNX software in providing robust
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.
The Cascade DataHub for QNX, along with Cogent's C API and
software drivers for QNX, provides a means to collect and
redistribute data within the QNX Realtime Operating System.
Networking the Cascade DataHub for QNX with the OPC DataHub in
Windows creates a real-time data link between the two operating
systems. This means that QNX programs can communicate with any
OPC-enabled piece of hardware.
RT Solutions offers multimedia, Internet, and real-time
operating system (RTOS) solutions to industrial electronics and
IT-appliance business partners. Their activities in the RTOS
area also include custom development of embedded systems,
training, and marketing support for real-time and embedded
BridgeWare positions itself as a gap-filler between the
plant-floor and the enterprise by integrating production systems
with enterprise systems such as ERP (Enterprise Resources
Planning) and SCM (Supply Chain Management). They also deliver
software solutions and consulting services on OPC connectivity,
OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), EMI (Enterprise
Manufacturing Intelligence) and High Availability.
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.