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

Miele joins OPC Foundation – Secured Connected Machines

The appliance manufacturer Miele, located in East Westphalia, with its headquarter in Gütersloh, Germany (https:\\www.miele.com) became member of the OPC-Foundation. The advantages are obvious: Scottsdale, Nov 28th 2017 – Miele has decided to consequently use the OPC UA Standard in their device manufacturing. The integrated security providing encryption and signing is comprehensively implemented throughout Miele. […]

OPC Foundation publishes Recommendations for Secure Configuration and Operation of OPC UA

How to realize secure data exchange and communication in industry? The OPC Foundation Security User Group answers this question by publishing its first whitepaper “Practical Security Recommendations” Scottsdale, Nov 28, 2017 – The OPC Foundation published a set of practical guidelines for the secure configuration and use of OPC UA in industry. Written for busy […]

CLPA announces OPC UA companion specification for new “CSP+ for Machine” technology

Scottsdale Nov 28th – The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), in association with the OPC Foundation, has announced an OPC UA companion specification for the CLPA’s new “CSP+ for Machine” technology to further ease the implementation of Industry 4.0 type applications. CSP+ for Machine is an extension of the CLPA’s existing “CSP+” (Control & Communication System […]

Updated: Call for Sponsor 2018

Germany – Nov 27, 2017 – The OPC Foundation just published the “Call for Sponsor 2018” for North America, Europe and Asia. Updated: Banner advertisement and Newsletter Updated: Events and Seminar Tour: Call for Sponsor Updated: 2017/2018 Europe and North America: OPC UA device demo wall  

Microsoft and OPC Foundation Demonstrate “Azure Industrial IoT” with 40 OPC UA Enabled Walls in their International Technology Centers (MTC)

Microsoft partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Honeywell, Mitsubishi, Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider, Beckhoff, Harting and Leuze showing the Microsoft “Connected Factory” Scottsdale, Oct 03, 2017 – The OPC Foundation has delivered the first 30 of 40 “Azure IoT Suite Connected Factory” demonstration walls that will be prominently displayed internationally at the Microsoft Technology Centers. These […]

Upcoming Events

Industry 4.0 ThinkTank

, United States

Jan 31, 2018

E-World Energy & Water

Essen, Germany

Feb 06, 2018

OPC Day Palo Alto hosted by SAP

Palo Alto, United States

Feb 09, 2018

22nd Annual ARC Industry Forum

Orlando, United States

Feb 10, 2018

OPC Seminar Canton (OH) hosted by Timkensteel

Canton, United States

Feb 23, 2018

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