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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

Update OPC IPR policy v2.1

Scottsdale, AZ, Oct 18th, 2018 – In April of this year the OPC Foundation announced a new “version 2.0” IPR policy. This policy was well-received by nearly all of our 610 members, which has enabled us to welcome a variety of new members, including some large, industry-leading companies. OPC Foundation received from OPC Foundation members […]

The OPC Foundation welcomes Volkswagen as its 600th OPC Foundation member

Rapid growth of OPC Foundation shows high demand on IIoT interoperability based on OPC UA Scottsdale, AZ – September 19th, 2018 – The OPC Foundation welcomes Volkswagen, the German car manufacturing major as an OPC Foundation member. The OPC Foundation is also pleased to announce record membership growth with Volkswagen being the six hundredth active […]

Veronika Schmid-Lutz (SAP) Elected Chair of OPC Foundation Board of Directors

OPC Foundation’s continuous improvement program extended with the addition of new Chair for its Board of Directors Scottsdale, Arizona – July 2nd, 2018 – The OPC Foundation elected Veronika Schmid-Lutz of SAP as the new Chair of the OPC Foundation’s Board of Directors. In this key position, the Chair manages the strategic and tactical directives […]

VDMA releases OPC UA Companion Specifications for Robotics and Machine Vision

In the smart factory of the future, machines must speak the same language. The decisive factor here is the standardization of communication interfaces. Scottsdale, AZ – June 19th, 2018 – At their press conference held today at automatica 2018, the OPC UA machine vision and robotics working groups released the first versions of their companion […]

OPC Foundations efforts on GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

Scottsdale (AZ), May 25th – The OPC Foundation is fully supporting the GDPR regulations – we prepared our systems in time and published the “OPC Foundation Privacy Policy” (available here) and the “OPC Foundation Terms and Conditions” (available here) in time. We already send out an email to complete database and made you aware about OPC […]

Upcoming Events

OPC Interoperability Workshop, Europe

Nürnberg, Germany

Oct 22, 2018

RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow 2018

Darmstadt, Germany

Oct 30, 2018

OPC Day Finland 2018

Tampere, Finland

Nov 13, 2018

SPS/IPC/Drives

Nürnberg, Germany

Nov 27, 2018

IoT TechExpo - North America 2018

Santa Clara, United States

Nov 28, 2018

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