Stratus Technologies partners with MatrikonOPC to provide a new level of guaranteed data delivery for the Stratus Fault Tolerant System


Edmonton, Alberta  October 1, 2008
MatrikonOPC announced today at the 2008 Emerson Exchange, that Stratus Technologies has chosen to partner with MatrikonOPC to complement Stratus’ ability to offer continuous availability of plant applications data. MatrikonOPC now offers complete SNMP monitoring of the Stratus ftServer, as well as securely exposing data to a wide variety of other OPC diagnostic tools.

Matrikon and Stratus already have many joint customers using the Stratus ftServer to provide continuous availability.  The market brought our companies together and we recognized that leveraging MatrikonOPC technology would enhance the value of ftServer platform for our manufacturing customers.  Now with MatrikonOPC tools customers can access the rich diagnostic data of the ftServer platform that can be used in other plant applications like HMIs.” said Frank Hill, Director, Worldwide Manufacturing Sales at Stratus Technologies.

Businesses today depend on accurate, timely data deliveries to not only keep processes running, but to also survive in a changing economy.  Stratus Technologies truly leads the way in providing a broad range of data availability solutions for the manufacturing industry.  Combining that reputation with the industry trust already in MatrikonOPC’s data connectivity truly sets the stage for the future of manufacturing systems.” Said Sean Leonard, Vice President, OPC Products at Matrikon

Stratus server solutions eliminate the complexities of cluster deployment and its ongoing maintenance headaches. Because Stratus Continuous Processing features are engineered into the system, there is no need for failover scripting, repeated testing procedures, or any work required to make applications "cluster-aware." Instead, Stratus servers automatically provide zero failover time and critical data protection for both memory and disk. As a result, your IT staff is free to devote their time to other projects that are critical to business's success. Combine these features with the breadth of offering for device connectivity offered by MatrikonOPC, and Stratus Server Solutions become the perfect solution for any industry that needs guaranteed system uptime.

Frank Hill, Director, Worldwide Manufacturing Sales at Stratus Technologies added:  "The Emerson Exchange provides an outstanding environment to learn what other technology leaders are doing, and leverage the networking opportunities to meet companies like MatrikonOPC.  Emerson really does it right. ”.

About Stratus Technologies
Stratus Technologies is a global solutions provider focused exclusively on helping its customers achieve and sustain the availability of information systems that support their critical business processes. Based upon its 28 years of expertise in server and services technology for continuous availability, Stratus is a trusted solutions provider to customers in manufacturing, life sciences, telecommunications, financial services, public safety, transportation & logistics, and other industries. For more information, visit

About MatrikonOPC (a division of Matrikon Inc. [TSX: MTK])
With a collection of more than 500 OPC products and over 100,000 installations worldwide, MatrikonOPC is the world's largest supplier of OPC connectivity products. Matrikon is a charter member of the OPC Foundation, and has demonstrated a commitment to developing OPC as the industrial connectivity standard.

Matrikon's international customer base includes a wide range of companies from process to discrete manufacturers in industrial, commercial and military applications. With offices throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East, Matrikon's reach is global.

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MatrikonOPC Marketing Manager
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