SOURCE: Incuity Software Inc.

July 13, 2005 11:00 ET

DataWorks Signs OEM Agreement With Matrikon to Offer OPC DA & HDA Servers With Incuity EMI

MISSION VIEJO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 13, 2005 -- DataWorks Systems, a unit of Incuity Software, Inc., announced today the company has signed an OEM agreement with Matrikon Inc. (TSX: MTK), based in Edmonton, AB, Canada, under which DataWorks will offer Matrikon's line of OPC DA and HDA servers for interfacing DataWorks' new Incuity EMI™ enterprise manufacturing intelligence products to manufacturing and process control systems as well as enterprise applications.

"The essence of our Incuity EMI products is their ability to connect to literally any data source in a manufacturing enterprise, whether that involves plant historians, databases, real-time production operations or enterprise-level business applications," explained John Nichols, DataWorks' Chief Operating Officer. "Rather than re-invent the wheel, we have chosen to offer Matrikon's more than 150 different OPC data servers on an OEM basis so that our VARs, system integrators and end user customers can easily connect to both historical and real-time production information. They then can use the power of Incuity EMI to easily access and deploy information from anywhere in the company to support better operational decision-making."

Randy Kondor, OPC Product Manager at Matrikon added that, "By choosing OPC to provide connectivity to Incuity EMI, DataWorks has ensured their customers have virtually universal connectivity options, plus the flexibility to add other best-of-breed solutions found in the OPC market today. The OPC standard is revolutionizing the way vendors and customers can use process data to enhance business operations at all levels."

The OPC interface is a standard developed by a consortium of automation system suppliers to create a universal interface to control systems and devices. OPC is built on the Microsoft object linking and embedding (OLE) platform and stands for OLE for Process Control. The OPC DA designation refers to servers that provide real-time data access to human-machine interface systems, reporting and analysis tools and other automation solutions. The OPC HDA designation refers to servers that get data from historians and relational databases and make it available to visualization software, reporting and analysis tools.

The Incuity HDA product will use the OPC HDA interfaces for connection to several different off-the-shelf plant floor historian products, to access production data and allow users to manipulate, view, trend and report on it in the appropriate context. The Incuity EMI product can use both the OPC DA and HDA interfaces to connect to multiple data sources across all levels of medium and large enterprises and offers more sophisticated capabilities for manipulating, viewing and sharing data throughout larger organizations.

About Matrikon

Matrikon Inc., based in Edmonton, Alberta, provides industrial plant intelligence software and services that empower industrial facilities to produce goods more efficiently and enable optimized performance, improved reliability and regulatory compliance. The company's solutions include data analysis, decision support systems, data connectivity and web-delivered data visualization. Matrikon is one of the largest industrial solution integrators in North America, diversified across a number of industries such as oil and gas, energy and utilities, forestry, chemicals and refining, mining and mineral processing. The company has offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East. For more information about the company, please visit its web site at http://www.matrikon.com.

About DataWorks

DataWorks Systems, an Incuity Software, Inc. company based in Mission Viejo, California, is the creator of the ActiveFactory™ plant data management system for data reporting and analysis in manufacturing and process companies. More than 45,000 seats of ActiveFactory have been installed since 1998, in 13 languages and in more than 40 countries around the world. DataWorks Systems has continued to develop and support the ActiveFactory product, which is licensed to Wonderware and is sold through its distribution network. In addition to its headquarters operations in California, the company has a regional sales office in Nevada and maintains an advanced solutions development group in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

For additional information about the company, please visit its web site at http://www.incuity.com.

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