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Empower End-Users to put OPC UA Data Modeling to work with MDB
If data connectivity to individual 3rd party OT applications and components is the foundation that digitalization, digital twins, and IoT projects are built on, then organizing that OT data into contexts that are meaningful to its various consumers across the enterprise is the cornerstone of that foundation. As such, Matrikon Data Broker (MDB) data technology (DT) is both the foundation and the cornerstone.
MDB makes it easy to provide end-users with a convenient way to:
- Dynamically create and manage multiple data contexts by loading UA Companion Specification Nodeset files of their choice
- Map combinations of UA items from any of the 3rd party data sources they federate with MDB
- Enable applications to interact with the mapped objects instead of connecting directly to the underlying data sources.
Watch this brief video about UA Data Modeling with MDB to discover how easily you can manage the context of your 3rd party OT data sources to make it faster and easier to find and use the correct OT data in the proper context from anywhere in the enterprise.
Upcoming Windows DCOM Security Update
OPC Classic users are encouraged to review the phased DCOM Security changes Microsoft will finalize in 2023 2022. With the final release pushed back by a year, now is the time to prepare.
Those using OPC Classic-based architectures or a hybrid of OPC UA and OPC Classic may be affected because 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 OPC Classic communications.
Note: To minimize potential connectivity disruptions, Microsoft made some additional modifications to the upcoming DCOM security patch. While the extra measures will help in many cases, they will not eliminate the risks of potential communication interruptions for all OPC Classic users. For this reason, OPC Classic users are advised to evaluate their specific scenarios by their in-house engineering teams or use a third party like Matrikon to do it for them.
Learn what you need to know about the coming change in 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
Note: Microsoft made additional modifications to the upcoming DCOM security patch to minimize potential connectivity disruptions. While the extra measures will help in many cases, they will not eliminate the risks of potential communication interruptions for all OPC classic users. For this reason, OPC Classic users are advised to evaluate their specific scenarios via their in-house engineering teams or use a third party like Matrikon to run an assessment.