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  Matrikon responds to OSIsoft's email to customers

Dear Valued Customer:

Re: OSIsoft, Inc. (OSIsoft)

At Matrikon, our philosophy is very simple. You should have access to the most current technology and solutions that will enhance your competitive capabilities and deliver value to your organization.

During the early days of the data historian evolution, many control system hardware vendors made it difficult for historian companies to connect and access real-time data from the hardware vendors' systems. These vendors insisted that you, the customer, either purchase their historian solutions or pay them additional license revenue to access your data from their hardware.

During that period, you ensured a level playing field for historian innovators by insisting that you had the right to choose the best solution to meet your requirements.

Today, this battle has moved to the data visualization space. Matrikon is committed to providing you with state-of-the-art web technologies that will deliver real-time content seamlessly across your entire enterprise. By delivering a world-class solution, Matrikon has come under attack by our competitors, who we believe are unable to match our technology leadership.

It is Matrikon's philosophy that we will NOT compete by slowing down our competitors, but rather by focusing on building solutions that deliver business results for our clients.

The recent action by OSIsoft is unfortunate. Matrikon has attempted to resolve these differences amicably over the past several months, with the sole aim of avoiding any impact to you, our valued clients and partners.

I want to personally assure you that we will continue to work diligently to deliver real value through innovative technology. We have taken aggressive and decisive action to stop this harassment. Matrikon has commenced legal action against OSIsoft to establish our legal right to continue to provide interfaces while respecting others intellectual property. This in turn protects your right to choose the best technology and solutions.

If you have any concerns, please feel free to call me personally at anytime. Our goal is to ensure that you are not impacted by this unfortunate set of events.


Nizar J. Somji
Chief Executive Officer