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

ARC Advisory Group report finds: OPC UA standard well positioned as base for IIoT / I4.0 solutions

ARC Advisory Group report concludes OPC UA is well positioned to serve as the data connectivity foundation for companies looking to deploy IIoT and I4.0 based solutions.  Study predicts existing global OPC install base of over 45 million units expected to expand 45% annually for the next 5 years.   Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 16th 2018 […]

OPC Foundation and FieldComm Group announce cooperation

Cooperation to develop a standardized information model for process automation devices ARC Industry Forum, Orlando, Florida, February 12, 2018 – The OPC Foundation and FieldComm Group today announced an alliance to further advance process automation system multi-vendor interoperability and simplified integration by developing a standardized process automation device information model. A joint working group between […]

OPC Foundation publishes OPC UA specification for POWERLINK

Secure and seamless communication with POWERLINK and OPC UA OPC Foundation publishes OPC UA specification for POWERLINK Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 8th 2018 – An OPC UA companion specification is now available for POWERLINK according to a joint announcement by the OPC Foundation and the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG). The companion specification describes how payload […]

Meltdown / Spectre Patch

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affect pretty much anything with a chip in it. Operating system developers including Microsoft, Apple, and the Linux Group are preparing patches – the roll out of these patches might effect also existing OPC COM/DCOM scenarios. An update to Windows 10 (KB4056892) may cause COM/DCOM applications to stop working. This […]

Miele joins OPC Foundation – Secured Connected Machines

The appliance manufacturer Miele, located in East Westphalia, with its headquarter in Gütersloh, Germany (https:\\www.miele.com) became member of the OPC-Foundation. The advantages are obvious: Scottsdale, Nov 28th 2017 – Miele has decided to consequently use the OPC UA Standard in their device manufacturing. The integrated security providing encryption and signing is comprehensively implemented throughout Miele. […]

Upcoming Events

The Industrial IoT Strategy Summit

Lisboa, Portugal

Mar 13, 2018

Light + Building

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Mar 18, 2018

Smart Industries

Villepinte, France

Mar 27, 2018

OPC Seminar Day Korea

Seoul, Korea

Mar 29, 2018

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