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MatrikonOPC Tunneller™

 

Eliminate DCOM setup headaches. MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ gets your networked data moving without pain. It doesn't get any easier!



 
 

USD $1,000.00


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OPC Tunneller from MatrikonOPC (with encryption and data compression) provides an easy, reliable and secure way to communicate between networked computers. It does away with the headaches typically associated with DCOM configuration.

While DCOM requires a reliable communication network, OPC Tunneller operates under poor initial network setup, widespread networks, and unreliable network infrastructures such as satellite or wireless networks. OPC Tunneller even allows for user configurable time-outs, thus giving you complete control.

Features and Benefits:

  • Easy configuration.
  • Seamless OPC data transfer through multiple mediums across geographical locations.
  • Reliably transfer real-time, historical, and alarms field data to a centralized historian.
  • Data encryption for security.
  • High performance data compression to utilize less bandwidth.
  • Communication with multiple OPC servers and clients simultaneously.
  • Alarm and Events specific:
    • Simple, Tracking, and Conditional Events are supported.
    • Subscribe and Receive Conditional Alarms and Events.
    • Automatic refresh method to update the state of condition events.
  • Added 64 bit support for both Client Side and Server Side connections.
  • Status tags provided for OPC real-time data items monitoring
    • Connection status
    • Licensing
    • Related diagnostic information

 
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MatrikonOPC Tunneller - Architecture Diagram


OPC Tunneller Manual
OPC Tunneller Datasheet
MatrikonOPC Tunneller Setup Guide (Install & Configure) Video

The Encryption feature in MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ enables it to secure your communications from both inside and outside system attacks by hackers. Users are provided with more control over the security of their OPC systems.

The Data Compression feature of MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ allows users to reduce the load on their networks. Data sent over satellite and other per-Megabyte connections can be reduced for significant cost savings. Historical data can be compressed to a size much smaller than the original data, all without any data loss.

MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ solves 6 major issues encountered using OPC over DCOM:

1. Cross Domains and Workgroups

Authentication difficulties make DCOM connections across different domains or workgroups extremely difficult or impossible. Leap past this limitation with OPC Tunneller. Essentially, if you can ping the PC, you can get to it with Tunneller.

2. DCOM and OPC through firewalls

DCOM uses a wide variety of ports, making it almost impossible to configure a firewall with. Not to mention, DCOM is a prime target for viruses and worms such as Blaster. OPC Tunneller lets us firewall our PC’s for maximum security against viruses and worms, yet still allows us all the benefits of OPC.

3. DCOM needs a lot of bandwidth

DCOM works best in environments with low latency and high bandwidth; typical of an office LAN. This causes considerable difficulty when communicating over satellite, modems, radio, and other bandwidth-limited communication types. MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ features lossless data compression, which reduces load on networks and saves cost when paying per MB of data.

Test Number of Items Update Rate (sec) Tunneller Plain vs DCOM Tunneller Compressed vs DCOM Tunneller Compressed vs Tunneller Plain
Test1 1000 1 54.84% 12.54% 22.87%
Test2 4000 1 54.93% 12.54% 22.29%

4. Timeouts and Disconnections

Plagued with timeouts? Need recovery faster than the unconfigurable 6 minute timeout that comes with DCOM? MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ has configurable timeouts to work best with your network and reconnects to OPC Servers in a fraction of the time.

5. Data Privacy

OPC Tunneller now features data stream encryption. "Man in the middle" type of attacks can now be thwarted, because OPC data is not readable without the key. Encryption can be selected from 64, 96, or 128 bit AES. OPC Tunneller can also limit client connections from only the IP addresses you define.

6. Easy Configuration

Depending on your system, configuring DCOM just to the point of getting communication can take days! OPC Tunneller reduces your integration time to minutes!
  • Install Matrikon OPC Tunneller on both the OPC Client and OPC
        Server nodes
  • On the client node, define an IP address or computer name to connect to.
  • Start communicating!
  • OPC Tunneller Connectivity Exercise:
    Click here to try out a simple connectivity exercise. In less than 5 minutes you can connect to an OPC server located in Northern Canada!



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    OPC Tunneller



    Supported OPC Specifications:

  • OPC DA (OPC Data Access) 1.0a
  • OPC DA (OPC Data Access) 2.0
  • OPC DA (OPC Data Access) 2.05a
  • OPC HDA (OPC Historical Data Access) 1.2*
  • OPC A&E (Alarms and Events) 1.01*
  •      *Optional

    Current customers that trust and use MatrikonOPC Tunneller™
  • Siemens
  • Honeywell
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • ABB
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  • If you require redundancy in your tunnelled connections,
         MatrikonOPC's Redundancy Broker can be used along with
        MatrikonOPC Tunneller™.
  • MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ secures the exchange of OPC Data between
        OPC Clients and OPC Servers. It works directly with the
         MatrikonOPC Security Gateway to harden any real-time OPC
        Architecture. MatrikonOPC Security Gateway protects all real-time OPC
        servers with unprecedented per-user-per-tag level data access control. Use
        MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ and MatrikonOPC Security Gateway together to
        build a complete OPC security solution.
  • MatrikonOPC Tunneller™ is a key component to an overall Hub-and-Spoke
        Solution. Learn more about OPC Hub and Spoke Solution here.


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