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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 and FieldComm Group Cooperate to Develop an Instrumentation Device Profile for OPC UA Field eXchange

Cooperation will harmonize OPC UA-based field instruments and accelerate development and adoption in automation Frankfurt, Germany – August 23rd, 2022 – The OPC Foundation (OPCF) and the FieldComm Group (FCG) are pleased to announce a collaboration to drive multi-vendor interoperability of instrumentation devices based on OPC UA and the extensions for the field level, named […]

ISA100 WCI, NAMUR, ODVA, PI, VDMA, and ZVEI Plan to Partner with FieldComm Group and OPC Foundation to Collaboratively Develop the Process Automation Device Information Model Standard

 Collaboration promises to simplify integration of OT and IT systems by optimizing process automation end users’ management of data from field devices  Frankfurt, Germany – August 23, 2022 – Major standards development and end user organizations serving the process automation industry announce today ongoing collaboration work on the specification for a standardized Process Automation Device […]

OPC Foundation Elects Board of Directors Members and Names Dr. Holger Kenn as Chairman

Growing OPC Foundation Board of Directors member diversity reflects the expanding role OPC UA plays in OT and IT. Scottsdale, AZ – May 31st, 2022 –The OPC Foundation is proud to welcome Dr. Holger Kenn (Microsoft), Mr. Claudius Link (SAP), Mr. Andreas Faath (VDMA), Mr. Aurelien Le Sant (Schneider-Electric) and Dr. Kazuhiro Kusunoki (Mitsubishi Electric) […]

Single Common Conformance Test Plan to be available for the IEC/IEEE 60802 TSN Profile for Industrial Automation

Hanover, Germany – May 30th, 2022: The Avnu Alliance, CC-Link Partner Association, ODVA, OPC Foundation, and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International jointly announce that they are collaborating to develop a single conformance test plan for the IEEE/IEC 60802 Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) profile for Industrial Automation. The test plan will be used as a base test […]

Joint Consortium Standardizes Common “Power Consumption Management” for the Shop Floor

A new interface standard for the acquisition of energy consumption data in industrial manufacturing is being developed by ODVA, OPC Foundation, PI, and VDMA based on OPC UA Hanover – May 30th, 2022 – A key objective of the future mechanical and plant engineering sectors is to achieve climate-neutral production. This is backed up by […]

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