Automation Training to Offer OPC Training


Edmonton, Alberta – September 25, 2009

Automation Training, the leading supplier of PLC based training courses in North America, is delighted to announce that it has entered into an agreement with MatrikonOPC to provide vendor neutral OPC Training. Automation Training has over 25 years of experience in PLC training courses.

“Including an OPC course in our current curriculum will enable Automation Training to provide our customers with full service PLC training. Students will begin with a course on PLC programming and troubleshooting and then move into data connectivity using OPC. OPC has become the industrial standard for connecting PLCs to HMIs and Historians. By including its training, we provide our customers with content that is relevant and current,” said Steve Woodhouse, President of Automation Training.

“MatrikonOPC is pleased to have Automation Training as a training partner. This agreement will enable Automation Training to leverage a team of industry experts to help tailor courses that fit their customers’ needs,” said Sameer Suleman, MatrikonOPC Training Product Manager.

About MatrikonOPC Training:
MatrikonOPC enables students to learn on their own schedule. Every training session is held by highly engaged and approachable OPC mentors. Our practical course materials and real-world exercises let students go directly from the classroom to the worksite. Skills and concepts taught in our classrooms are applicable to any vendor’s OPC products. MatrikonOPC is focused on empowering students with the knowledge to make them successful.

For more information on MatrikonOPC Training visit their website at

About Automation Training:
Automation Training is the leading PLC training company in North America. Our staff has been teaching PLCs for more than 25 years. Our flexibility to customize classes at your location, using multiple brands like Allen Bradley / Siemens / Modicon gives Automation Training the advantage in this fast growing field.

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About MatrikonOPC (a division of Matrikon Inc. [TSX: MTK])
MatrikonOPC provides software to access device data using the OPC standard. Their promise is to help clients unlock the potential of their data and provide them with vendor neutral training and superior client care. MatrikonOPC builds close relationships with their customers, which allows them to have a true understanding of their business. MatrikonOPC helps them attain operational efficiency from both a technical and business perspective. With offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East, they provide local presence on a global scale. MatrikonOPC is committed to connectivity.

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MatrikonOPC and Matrikon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Matrikon Inc.
For more information on OPC Training, contact:
Sameer Suleman
MatrikonOPC Training Product Manager
+1 780-448-1010 x4573

For business and investor related information, contact:
Nicole Sayler
Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
+1 780-945-4010