Welcome to the World of OPC

In today’s complex economy, information is the key to business success and profitability. OPC technologies were created to allow information to be easily and securely exchanged between diverse platforms from multiple vendors and to allow seamless integration of those platforms without costly, time-consuming software development. This frees engineering resources to do the more important work of running your business. Today, there are more than 4,200 suppliers who have created more than 35,000 different OPC products used in more than 17 million applications. The estimate of the savings in engineering resources alone is in the billions of dollars.

OPC News

OPC Foundation General Assembly Meeting 2016

Members-only meeting announcing the results of the Board of Directors’ election, detailing the activities during the past year and outlining the plans for 2017. Join us for a webinar on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM PST Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6733330422237136642 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining […]

Opened: Ballot for the 2017-18 Board of Directors’ Election

Nov 2016 | Scottsdale, AZ – A ballot for this election has been sent to all eligible OPC Foundation Designated Representatives on November 3, 2016. Please complete this ballot and send via email before December 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm MST. The candidates for this election are:…

VDMA Machine Vision and OPC Foundation start developing a companion specification

July 2016 | Frankfurt, Germany – “We want to make machine vision fit for Industry 4.0 and for the factory of the future. We are aiming at straightforward integration of machine vision systems into production control and IT systems via OPC Unified Architecture,” says Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz, CEO of Silicon Software and in charge of standardization issues […]

Updated: Call for Sponsor 2016

May 2016 | The OPC Foundation just updated the “Call for Sponsor 2016” for North America and Europe. In 2016 OPC Foundation will do seminars in cities like Montreal, Detroit, Chicago, Raleigh, and Houston. In Europe the most attracting events are the OPC Day Europe in Munich and SPS show in Nuremberg but also IOT […]

W3C and OPCF to integrate OPC-UA into the Web of Things

2016 | April –  At the Hannover Fair, Thomas J. Burke, President and Executive Director of the OPC Foundation and Dave Raggett, W3C lead for the Web of Things signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which both organizations agree to closely cooperate to ensure interoperability for the Internet of Things (IoT). OPC and W3C have mutual […]

Upcoming Events

OPC Day 2016 Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Dec 09, 2016

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