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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

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 […]

Available: Presentations from OPCF GAM2016

Dec 2016 | Available: Presentations from OPC Foundation General Assembly Meeting 2016 are available for download. During GAM 2016 the results of the Board of Directors’ election have been announced, but also an detailed overview on the activities during the 2016 year and the plans for 2017 have been presented.     Intro: https://opcfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/OPCFGAM2016-01-Introduction-and-Overview-Thomas-Burke.pdf Marketing: https://opcfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/OPCFGAM2016-02-Marketing-Update-Stefan-Hoppe.pdf Update: https://opcfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/OPCFGAM2016-03-UA-Technical-Update-Matthias-Damm.pdf […]

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Industry 4.0 for Plastics Processors

Cologne, Germany

Mar 07, 2017

Embedded World 2017

Nürnberg, Germany

Mar 14, 2017

Smart Packaging Automation - PackML and OPC UA

Copenhagen (Kongens Lyngby), Denmark

Mar 15, 2017

Automate Chicago

Chicago, United States

Apr 03, 2017

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