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Matrikon Q4 2021 News & Updates


    Get ready for the Windows DCOM Security Update coming in 2022

    Companies using OPC Classic-based components are advised to review the phased DCOM Security changes Microsoft started rolling out in 2021 and will finalize rolling out in 2022.

    While OPC UA adoption continues to accelerate globally, many companies still use either fully OPC Classic-based architectures or a hybrid mix of OPC UA and OPC Classic.  Since OPC Classic relies on the Windows operating system for its underlying communications via COM and DCOM, changes to how Windows implements DCOM security can adversely affect existing OPC Classic-based shop floor infrastructure.

    To learn more about the coming changes, read the Matrikon whitepaper  “OPC Classic Data Connectivity Notice: 2022 Microsoft Windows DCOM Security Update Impact and Path Forward”.

    Topics covered in this paper include:

    • What this DCOM security update entails and the Windows versions it applies to
    • Which OPC Classic architectures will be impacted
    • How to solve or mitigate the effects of this update on affected OPC Classic architectures

    Readers armed with this knowledge will be able to take proactive steps to determine whether their existing OPC Classic components will be impacted and know their options when making changes needed to avoid potential data loss and shutdowns when the DCOM Security updates come into full force.

    Download the whitepaper now!

    Unlock the Power of your PLC data with OPC

    Readers looking for an easy way to access the data locked away in their PLCs are invited to take the step-up by adding OPC connectivity for those systems during the Matrikon PLC-Elevate event.  The PLC-Elevate runs throughout December and offers discounted pricing on all Matrikon OPC Servers for PLCs.  Whether you have a project on the go now or will be starting one in 2022, now is the time to break out of the proprietary data connectivity silo at a budget-friendly price.

    Find an OPC Server for your PLC now!

    Matrikon FLEX™ v5 –Supports OPC UA PubSub over MQTT

    Take advantage of the power and flexibility of OPC UA data sent over the popular MQTT transport with the latest release of Matrikon FLEX 5.

    Essential Industrial IoT Functionality

    OPC UA PubSub over MQTT is well suited for one-to-many and many-to-one communications commonly found in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Products that implement OPC UA PubSub over MQTT functionality are an excellent option for securely sharing shopfloor data across the enterprise and with cloud-based applications.   Use Matrikon FLEX v5 to implement this functionality in your application today!

    Learn more about Matrikon FLEX, visit