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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 UA Companion Standard for Sercos released

  Scottsdale, July 19, 2017 – The OPC Foundation and Sercos International announce that the Sercos OPC UA Companion Specification Release is now available. This specification describes the mapping of the Sercos device model and the Sercos device profiles to OPC UA, so that functions and parameters of Sercos devices are made accessible via OPC UA […]

Federal Office for Information Security, (BSI) announces completion of in-depth security analysis of OPC UA

  Hannover Messe, Germany, April 25, 2017. One of the most important things required for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is to ensure that the data and information exchange between devices and services are secure. The OPC Foundation has worked with many security validation companies and organizations to provide the highest level of security. […]

Microsoft contributing Open-Source OPC UA stack to OPC Foundation

Hannover Messe, Germany, April 25, 2017: Today the OPC Foundation announced an open-source implementation of the OPC UA technology, available on GitHub to truly enable the OPC community successful adoption of OPC UA across all markets and all platforms. OPC UA is the set of standards for multivendor multiplatform secure reliable interoperability for moving /information […]

OPC Foundation Opens Certification Lab in Europe

Hannover Messe, Germany, April 25, 2017. The OPC Foundation announced today an expanded certification program due to a large increase in demand by end users and suppliers to certify their OPC UA enabled products. “We opened up a new lab fourth-quarter 2016 with a new certification strategy inclusive of certification of our information models from […]

VDMA Robotics partners with OPC Foundation to achieve standardized information integration across robots/machines to realize requirements of Industrie4.0 machine-to-machine (M2M)

Scottsdale, March 7, 2017 – VDMA’s Robotics Division and the OPC Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop an OPC UA Robotics Companion Specification as part of the VDMA conference “Industrie 4.0 – Standards in Applications” that was held on Feb 1st, 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. A decision was made that the best way […]

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Industry of Things World

Berlin, Germany

Sep 18, 2017

OPC Interoperability Workshop, Europe

Nürnberg, Germany

Sep 18, 2017

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Las Vegas, United States

Sep 25, 2017

OPC Foundation Seminar San Diego

San Diego, United States

Sep 26, 2017

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