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

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 […]

Updated: Call for Sponsor 2016

May 2016 | The OPC Foundation just updated the “Call for Sponsor 2016” for North America and Europe. In 2016 OPC Foundation will do seminars in cities like Montreal, Detroit, Chicago, Raleigh, and Houston. In Europe the most attracting events are the OPC Day Europe in Munich and SPS show in Nuremberg but also IOT […]

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 […]

CC-Link, CAN, IO-Link, OpenFog and IDS to collaborate with OPCF

2016 | April – At the Hannover Fair, Thomas J. Burke, President and Executive Director of the OPC Foundation signed multiple Memorandum of Understandings with organizations to closely cooperate in the development and marketing of shared deliverables to foster interoperability: Naomi Nakamura, Global Director Of The CC-Link Partner Association CLPA See press release here Holger […]

OPC Foundation Elects Matt Vasey, Microsoft to OPC Foundation Board of Directors

For Immediate Release OPC Foundation Elects Matt Vasey, Microsoft to OPC Foundation Board of Directors Scottsdale, AZ – April 07, 2016 –The OPC Foundation has elected Microsoft to the Board of Directors of the OPC Foundation, which represents many of the world’s most prominent global suppliers. The new board seat, which will be held by […]

Upcoming Events

OPC Day Finland 2016

Hyvinkää , Finland

Oct 18, 2016

Security of Things World USA

San Diego, United States

Nov 03, 2016

PACK EXPO International

Chicago, United States

Nov 06, 2016

OPC Seminar Tour 2016 - Raleigh

Raleigh, USA

Nov 08, 2016

OPC Seminar Tour 2016 - Houston

Houstin, USA

Nov 11, 2016

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