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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

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 […]

Standardization of information for commercial professional kitchens by OPC Foundation and HKI Industrieverband

Scottsdale, AZ, March 7, 2017: The HKI Industrieverband Haus-, Heiz- und Küchentechnik e.V. and the OPC Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Stuttgart as part of the HKI Forum “Profi-Kitchen: standardized, optimized, networked.” The signatories were Andreas Helm, the representative of the HKI Working Group Communication and Head of the Association of Large […]

2017 OPC Seminar Tour North America: 11 cities!

2017 | Block the date! The OPC Foundation announced the cities of OPC Seminar Tour 2017: International key players like Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, Rockwell, Eaton, ICONICS, Beckhoff and National Instruments are showing their committment and host the events in cities like San Diego, Palo Alto, Seattle, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia and Austin. Find […]

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Deterministic Ethernet Forum 2017

Vienna, Austria

Apr 27, 2017

OPC Day Europe 2017 \"IT meets Automation\"

Copenhagen (Kongens Lyngby), Denmark

May 30, 2017

OPC Interoperability Workshop, Asia

Tokyo, Japan

Jun 14, 2017

OPC Interoperability Workshop, Europe

Nürnberg, Germany

Sep 18, 2017

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