Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server: Award winning software
Originally published on January 16, 2024 by Shaun Behrens
Last updated on January 18, 2024 • 6 minute read
When we launched Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server in April of 2023, we were focused on helping OT technicians get a complete overview of their OT environment – including devices and systems that are considered to be “IT” – in their SCADA system. We knew we were onto something, and by the end of 2023, our opinion was validated: PRTG OPC UA Server won an award (2023 NED Innovation Award in the Software & Computers category) and was nominated by Computer & Automation for a Product of the Year award (we need your help with this)! Read on to find out more about how PRTG OPC UA Server gives OT technicians a comprehensive overview of their OT environment, and more about these awards.
What is Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server?
Typically, supervisory and control systems like SCADA systems, MES, DCS, and others include comprehensive data about OT equipment. Meanwhile, IT devices and systems are often managed by separate teams. These IT components are crucial for the functioning of the OT environment, and so it makes sense that OT technicians need to see a combined overview that includes both the OT and IT parts of their infrastructure in their supervisory and control systems.
Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server bridges this gap between OT and IT by providing monitoring data about IT devices and systems to OPC UA-based supervisory and control systems. This helps OT teams get a single overview, including centralized alarms and the ability to collect historical data from their network components.
To discover more about how it works in conjunction with our Paessler PRTG monitoring software, read our announcement article: Announcing Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server
2023 NED Innovation Award
It’s a great honor for us that Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server was awarded the 2023 NED Innovation Award in the Software & Computers category. As our Global IoT Business Development Manager, David Montoya put it: "We are thrilled that New Equipment Digest readers voted for PRTG OPC UA Server to win the NED Innovation Award in the Software & Computer category.”
For the past 7 years, NED (New Equipment Digest) has been presenting Innovation Awards to products that represent potential in the market. In their words, the awards go to “products that fundamentally change their markets, crush limitations of their product class, and redefine design possibilities”.
Computer & Automation nominee: Product of the Year award
The end of the year also brought another award nomination with it, too: Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server is nominated by Computer & Automation for a Product of the Year award in the Software & IT category. And the great news is: you can help us win it by casting your vote. Simply go to the Computer & Automation voting (also available in English) and click through to the Software & IT section. Then vote for Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server (you have until February 18th, 2024 to vote). You also stand a chance to win a prize if you vote.
Try PRTG OPC UA Server
Both the NED Innovation Award and the Computer & Automation nomination indicate that we have something special with Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server. If you’d like to try it out in your environment, we offer a free 30-day trial. Just get in touch to request a trial (or ask questions). You can also leave comments below.