Hertzler Systems has tested GainSeeker Suite against the Open Connectivity standard published by the OPC Foundation. By participating in the OPC Foundation’s Interoperability Workshop 2010, the company was able to test GainSeeker Suite with dozens of manufacturing systems at one time, and verify successful interconnectivity.


Goshen, IN, June 7, 2010 – Hertzler Systems Inc., a leading provider of SPC Sofware, KPI Software, and Operational Intelligence software, announced today that it attended the OPC Foundation’s Interoperability Workshop 2010, from May 17 – 21. During the workshop, Hertzler tested their GainSeeker Suite with software from dozens of other companies.

Byron Shetler, Principal and CTO for Hertzler, represented the company at the event. “We tested GainSeeker with all the OPC servers in the room,” he said, “and it passed with flying colors.” A partial list of the companies involved in the test includes Yokogawa Electric Corp., Takebishi Corp., Software Toolbox, Siemens AG, OSISoft, Inc., MatrikonOPC, Kepware Technologies, InduSoft LLC, GE Intelligent Platforms, and Emerson Process Management.

OPC is an open connectivity standard that specifies the communication of real-time data between control devices and enterprise software systems in manufacturing. The OPC open standards specifications fill a need in industrial automation in the same way that printer drivers work in an office environment.

“We were the only ‘client-only’ vendor to attend the event,” Shetler said. “Our testing addressed all of the functionality that we need to support our customers. It was cool to get all these companies in one room, bang on each other’s software, and prove that everything works as advertised.”

A GainSeeker Suite OPC case study is available at the company’s web site.

About Hertzler Systems Inc.

Hertzler Systems provides seamless, accurate data acquisition solutions that drive business transformation. The company provides the leading real-time data acquisition and analytics SPC software, the GainSeeker Suite. This system is best used by lean and progressive companies, connecting with devices and other information systems, collecting data and alarming key personnel when problems arise; this technology allows organizations to analyze data for root cause problems, converting data into knowledge.

Hertzler Systems has been a leader in Statistical Process Control, SPC Software and Six Sigma for over twenty years, and serves a diverse customer base in service, transactional and manufacturing environments; clients include BAE Systems, Crown Audio, IDEX Corporation, McCormick & Company, Inc., Hormel Foods Corporation, Titleist & Footjoy, IDEX Corporation, and TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Worldwide. The company’s software and services enable clients to connect, collect, and analyze data; building a data infrastructure for making data-driven decisions. These capabilities help clients to reduce costs, cycle time and errors, and increase profitability.