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Matrikon – Product News Q1 2024


    Modernize non-OPC UA Data Sources with MDB Adapters

    While you can add your existing OPC UA sources directly into Matrikon Data Broker (MDB) to make them securely available enterprise-wide via a Unified OT Data Layer (UODL), what about your non-OPC UA sources? Use Matrikon Data Broker Adapters (MDBAs).

    MDBAs communicate natively with OT sources on the one hand and tie the data from those sources into MDB data technology (DT). This enables you to make that OT data usable seamlessly and securely across your OT network, the business network, and the cloud.

    Using MDBAs is more convenient than the old OPC classic connectors, because MDBAs provide a more flexible and robust solution out-of-the-box. For example, MDBAs can be deployed as Windows applications and Linux containers to best suit modern infrastructure needs. Using MDBAs to aggregate non-OPC UA sources also helps you build sustainable architectures via access to functionality like:

    • OPC UA Reverse Connect, which implements best-practices-based cross-firewall OT data communications
    • Custom OPC UA information modeling and mapping
    • Enhanced data context management

    Matrikon is actively adding new MDBAs for many OT data sources. Examples of upcoming MDBA releases include:

    • EtherNet/IP MDBA
    • OPC to UA MDBA

    Visit the Matrikon website for more information about existing and upcoming MDBAs. Discover the difference MDBAs and MDB data technology can make in your digitalization and modernization projects today!

    We need your vote!

    This year, Matrikon Data Broker (MDB), Data Technology for secure enterprise-wide OT data access, has been nominated for the 2024 Control Engineering Product of the Year award and we need your vote!

    What sets MDB apart? MDB innovates using OT data enterprise-wide by:

    • Addressing complex IT/OT gap issues under the hood so IT and OT professionals do not have to
    • Empowering users to manage the context of the aggregated OT data using the full power of OPC UA information modeling
    • Easily publishing OPC UA data over MQTT

    Voting for MDB is a vote for pragmatic innovation! Cast your vote for Matrikon Data Broker now at 2024 Product of the Year Voting Ballot (

    Is the Matrikon OEM (MOEM) Program Right for you?

    Calling all product vendors, solution builders, and software developers! Whether you need to develop native OPC UA functionality for your PC-based and embedded software or want to enhance your existing offerings by providing customers with a robust solution that ensures your offerings can securely access the OT data they rely on, Matrikon has a program just for you: the Matrikon OEM program (MOEM).

    The MOEM partner program offers flexible options for businesses to use leading OPC UA-based data technology by embedding, integrating, or bundling Matrikon solutions in or with their offerings.  Examples of Matrikon products included in the MOEM program include:

    • Matrikon Flex and embedded Flex (Matrikon eFlex, coming September 2024), professional C++ OPC UA SDKs:
    • Matrikon Data Broker (MDB) Data Technology
    • Matrikon Data Broker Adapters (MDBAs) and access to the MDBA API for custom MDBA development.

    Learn more about how the MOEM program and how it can benefit your business by:

    • Visiting the Matrikon OEM webpage
    • Contacting Luke Gallow via email directly at: gallow[AT]

    Matrikon Data Tech Day Set for May 8th and You Are Invited!

    Mark your calendars for an opportunity to advance your data technology (DT) knowledge! Join us in Houston on May 8th, 2024 for Matrikon’s exclusive event, where industry pioneers and thought leaders will converge to share practical strategies for enterprise-wide OT infrastructure modernization.

    Conference Highlights:

    • Discover the latest OT data trends and learn how to construct robust data highways.
    • Bridge the IT/OT divide and share better data using OPC UA information modeling and to-cloud solutions.
    • Harness the power of AI at the edge to revolutionize your OT applications.
    • Engage in insightful discussions on many more cutting-edge topics.

    This is your chance to acquire actionable insights and methodologies that will empower your organization to share OT data securely and sustainably across all enterprise levels, using existing and new infrastructure components.

    Seats are filling up fast! Don’t miss out on this transformative experience. Secure your spot by contacting us at customercare[AT] for more details or to register.

    We look forward to welcoming you to a day of discovery and innovation!