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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 5,200 suppliers who have created more than 42,000 different OPC products used in more than 52 million applications. The estimate of the savings in engineering resources alone is in the billions of dollars.

OPC News

OPC Foundation launches new Working Group to specify an I/O Device Profile for OPC UA Field eXchange

Nuremberg, Germany – January 24, 2023 – The OPC Foundation, a global consortium that develops and maintains standards for industrial automation, is pleased to announce the formation of a new working group to develop an I/O Device Profile for OPC UA and the extensions for the field level, named OPC UA FX (Field eXchange). The […]

Available: Presentations and Recording from OPC Foundation General Assembly Meeting 2023

Dec 7th, 2023: The presentations and recordings from OPC Foundation General Assembly Meeting 2023 are available for download. During GAM 2023 the results of the Board of Directors’ election have been announced, but also an overview on the technology and marketing activities during the 2023 year. Download PDF here – the PDF provide the URL […]

OPC UA connects the industry to the Metaverse

Metaverse concept and real world examples for Digital Twins in industrial automation have been published Scottsdale, AZ – November 14th , 2023 – The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce the completion and publication of its Metaverse work. After needs for a standardized Metaverse solution being raised by Dr. Holger Kenn, Microsoft, in October 2022 the […]

Available: Presentations, Recordings and Q&A from OPC Day 2023 – International

Scottsdale, AZ – July 1th, 2023: The OPC Foundation would like to thank all participants for their participation and all speakers for their amazing support at the “OPC Day 2023 – Interational”. With 2142 registered attendees in 2023, we saw a significant increase in the number of participants compared to last year with 1814 attendees. […]

ANIE Automazione and OPC Foundation announce Liaison Agreement Agreement to cooperate on adaption of OPC UA

Parma, Italy May, 23rd 2023 – ANIE Automazione and OPC Foundation are proud to announce a comprehensive collaboration program, focusing on the technology transfer and adoption of OPC UA for the Italian market. ANIE Automazione and OPC Foundation have agreed to the following activities: Realizing interoperability demos on the “field level” and “field-to-cloud” paradigms. Extensive […]

Upcoming Events

Hannover Messe

Hannover, Germany

Apr 22, 2024

Chengdu International Industry Fair (CDIIF)

Chengdu, China

Apr 24, 2024

Conference "OPC UA meets IT"

Hannover, Germany

Apr 24, 2024

ARC Industry Forum Europe

Barcelona - Sitges, Spain

May 06, 2024


Chicago, United States

May 06, 2024

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