OPC Reduces DCS Migration Project Risk
As Distributed Control Systems, age manufactures often face higher maintenance
costs and issues with discontinued hardware, limited software upgrades and
spare parts. Many legacy DCS systems lack the reliability and functionality of
newer systems and no longer meet the changing needs of industry. The end result
is typically a project to migrate the legacy control system to a newer
automation control platform.
DCS Migration is a challenge
manufactures must deal with as part of the life cycle management of their
installed control systems. Successful DCS migrations systematically phase-out
legacy components while new components are brought on line. This phased
approach requires the seamless transfer of real-time data between existing
multi-vendor devices and the new components. With secure and reliable data
connectivity to industry DCS systems, manufactures can overcome many migration
challenges and reduce the risk of being locked to a specific vendor.
MatrikonOPC offers a DCS suite of products in partnership with the major
players in the industry to ensure comprehensive testing on the latest hardware
to ensure total compliance.