Problems connecting to OPC Server

OPC Server is Standard Automation Universal Server. I can connect to it no problem using matrikon opc explorer. I go thru the setup and everything seems to go fine until I try and add a tag. when I try and browse down in the folders it gives me this error

com.inductiveautomation.ignition.client.gateway_interface.GatewayException: Gateway Error 500: COM object method returns error code: 0x80004005; E_FAIL (Unspecified error) at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.client.gateway_interface.GatewayInterface.newGatewayException( at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.client.gateway_interface.GatewayInterface.sendMessage( at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.client.gateway_interface.GatewayInterface.sendMessage( at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.client.gateway_interface.GatewayInterface.invoke( at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.designer.sqltags.opcbrowser.OPCFolderNode.loadChildren( at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.client.util.gui.tree.AbstractAsynchronousTreeNode$ at java.util.concurrent.Executors$ Source) at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask$Sync.innerRun(Unknown Source) at Source) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.runTask(Unknown Source) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$ Source) at Source) Caused by: COM object method returns error code: 0x80004005; E_FAIL (Unspecified error) at at at com.inductiveautomation.opccom.interop.opcda.impl.IOPCItemPropertiesImpl.getItemProperties( at com.inductiveautomation.opccom.wrapper.browsing.BrowserDA2$BrowseJob2.getItemDataType( at com.inductiveautomation.opccom.wrapper.browsing.BrowserDA2$BrowseJob2.browseItems( at com.inductiveautomation.opccom.wrapper.browsing.BrowserDA2$BrowseJob2.internalRun( at at com.jniwrapper.win32.MessageLoopThread$ at com.jniwrapper.win32.MessageLoopThread$

First, what version of Ignition do you have? Second, does your OPC server connection in the Ignition Gateway configuration say it is CONNECTED?

If not we have a connection issue to the PLC?

If so, try to add a tag manually in the SQLTags browser by right clicking and selecting New -> OPC Tag. There you can select your OPC server and type in the full path (address) to your tag. This will let us know if it is a browsing problem or a problem all together.

Travis, I spoke with you on the phone about this. We found that the $ at the beginning of some of the tagnames that are internal to the OPC server was giving us problems. I got a email from you the other day stating that yall are working on the problem and expect to have it resolved in a upcoming update.