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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

MDIS publishes new international industry standard on the MCS-DCS communications interface

13 January 2017: The MCS-DCS Interface Standardisation (MDIS) network today announces the publication of an international standard on the MCS (Master Control Station) DCS (Distributed Control System) communications interface for the subsea oil & gas industry. The OPC UA based interface, developed by MDIS network members in collaboration with the OPC Foundation, has the long-term […]

Updated: Call for Sponsor 2017

Jan 2017 | The OPC Foundation just published the “Call for Sponsor 2017” for North America and Europe. In 2017 OPC Foundation will do seminars in cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego, Santa Clara, Seattle, and Austin. In Europe the most attracting events are the OPC Day Europe in Birmingham, UK and […]

Available: Presentations from OPCF GAM2016

Dec 2016 | Available: Presentations from OPC Foundation General Assembly Meeting 2016 are available for download. During GAM 2016 the results of the Board of Directors’ election have been announced, but also an detailed overview on the activities during the 2016 year and the plans for 2017 have been presented.     Intro: https://opcfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/OPCFGAM2016-01-Introduction-and-Overview-Thomas-Burke.pdf Marketing: https://opcfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/OPCFGAM2016-02-Marketing-Update-Stefan-Hoppe.pdf Update: https://opcfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/OPCFGAM2016-03-UA-Technical-Update-Matthias-Damm.pdf […]

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 […]

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

21st Annual ARC Industry Forum

Orlando, USA

Feb 06, 2017

Industry of Things World - USA

San Diego, United States

Feb 20, 2017

Embedded World 2017

Nürnberg, Germany

Mar 14, 2017

OPC Interoperability Workshop, North America

Phoenix, United States

Apr 24, 2017

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