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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 announce updated OPCF IPR Policy

Scottsdale, AZ, April 9th 2018 – On April 3, 2018, the OPC Foundation (OPCF) Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a new Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy. This article describes the reasons for the new policy and identifies actions that members must take if they do not wish to be bound by the new […]

OPC Foundation announces OPC UA PubSub release as important extension of OPC UA communication platform

PubSub enables further adoption of OPC UA at the deepest levels of the shop-floor where controllers, sensors and embedded devices typically require optimized, low power, and low-latency communications on local networks Scottsdale, AZ, March 27th 2018 – The OPC Foundation announces the landmark release of the long-anticipated Part 14 of the OPC UA Standard known […]

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Hannover Messe

Hannover, Germany

Apr 23, 2018


Munich, Germany

Jun 19, 2018

OPC Interoperability Workshop, Asia

Tokyo, Japan

Jun 20, 2018

OPC Day Europe hosted by Automatica

Munich, Germany

Jun 21, 2018

IoT TechExpo - Europe 2018

GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jun 27, 2018

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