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

Review of Kaspersky Labs Report Confirms OPC Foundation’s Transparent, Open Source OPC UA Implementations Strategy Improves Security

Kaspersky Labs report shown to refer to outdated versions of OPC UA implementations demonstrating high iteration speed of Open Source community improvements and the strength of OPC UA security. Scottsdale, AZ – May 18th, 2018 – The Kaspersky Labs report issued on May 10th, 2018 has garnered a lot of media attention based on its […]

OPC Foundation and ZVEI cooperate for OPC UA based mapping of Industrie4.0 Asset Administration Shell

OPCF Foundation and ZVEI sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for mutually beneficial activities relating to “Industry 4.0” Scottsdale, AZ – April 24th, 2018 –The OPC Foundation and ZVEI (The ZVEI is German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association) have signed a MoU at Hannover Messe for joined activities relating to Industrie4.0. First focus is an OPC UA […]

German Machine Tool Manufacturers (VDW) rely on OPC UA

VDW selects OPC UA as the vehicle for implementing coherent, harmonised networking in production operations Scottsdale, AZ – April 24th, 2018 – The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce VDW, Germany’s foremost Machine Tool Builders Association, adopted the OPC UA standard as the interoperability foundation the VDW will build its long term Industrie4.0 strategy on.  […]

MTConnect Institute and OPC Foundation to Update and Revise MTConnect OPC UA Companion Specification

  Scottsdale, AZ, April 24th 2018 – The MTConnect Institute and the OPC Foundation have formed a Joint Working Group (JWG) to update and revise the MTConnect-OPC UA (Unified Architecture) Companion specification. “The existing MTConnect-OPC UA companion specification established a uniform information model for integrating the two standards,” said Tim Shinbara, Secretary of the MTConnect […]

OPC Foundation announce updated OPCF IPR Policy

Scottsdale, AZ, April 9th 2018 – On April 3, 2018, the OPC Foundation (OPCF) Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a new Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy. This article describes the reasons for the new policy and identifies actions that members must take if they do not wish to be bound by the new […]

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Munich, Germany

Jun 19, 2018

OPC Interoperability Workshop, Asia

Tokyo, Japan

Jun 20, 2018

OPC Day Europe hosted by Automatica

Munich, Germany

Jun 21, 2018

Sensors Expo & Conference

San Jose, United States

Jun 26, 2018

IoT TechExpo - Europe 2018

GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jun 27, 2018

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