Honeywell Process Solutions announced their fully scalable software toolkit to simplify the interconnection of industrial software systems, enabling them to communicate with each other regardless of platform, operating system or size. The Matrikon FLEX OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Software Development Kit (SDK) is ideal for applications where minimal memory and processing resources are common, according to Honeywell.
Intended for use by discrete and process-industry manufacturers, commercial customers, and automation OEMs, Matrikon FLEX is a high-performance developer toolkit that parnters any application, regardless of size, with OPC UA. It is the only SDK that meets the entire scope of market requirements–from small, embedded chips to enterprise servers, according to its maker, which adds that it will be a key component of Honeywell’s Connected Plant.
“Honeywell Connected Plant is our holistic approach to anticipating and meeting the needs of customers by leveraging the power of the IIoT,” said Shree Dandekar, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Connected Plant. “Within this environment, OPC UA plays a key role in enabling outcome-based business solutions. Our introduction of Matrikon FLEX underscores the importance of this technology.”
According to Arun Ananthampalayam, Honeywell Connected Plant senior product marketing manager, the new Matrikon FLEX SDK delivers a “one-stop-shop” client and server solution for industrial organizations with diverse connectivity needs.
“Matrikon FLEX incorporates embedded-first principles, which makes the toolkit smaller and more suitable for use in resource-constrained applications and then building a highly scalable architecture,” Ananthampalayam said. “This SDK has the industry’s lowest memory requirement, and as such, operates efficiently so there are sufficient CPU resources for correct device functionality.”
Tom Burke, president and executive director, OPC Foundation, commented, “In order to quickly and efficiently implement OPC UA, suppliers need a toolkit to minimize development time and effort, and deliver secure and reliable products. Honeywell’s new SDK is ideal for companies getting started with OPC UA to take advantage of the growth of the IIoT. It provides a way to launch OPC UA-enabled products faster and with fewer changes.”
Visit MatrikonFLEX.com to learn more and sign up for an online demo.