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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

Veronika Schmid-Lutz (SAP) Elected Chair of OPC Foundation Board of Directors

OPC Foundation’s continuous improvement program extended with the addition of new Chair for its Board of Directors Scottsdale, Arizona – July 2nd, 2018 – The OPC Foundation elected Veronika Schmid-Lutz of SAP as the new Chair of the OPC Foundation’s Board of Directors. In this key position, the Chair manages the strategic and tactical directives […]

VDMA releases OPC UA Companion Specifications for Robotics and Machine Vision

In the smart factory of the future, machines must speak the same language. The decisive factor here is the standardization of communication interfaces. Scottsdale, AZ – June 19th, 2018 – At their press conference held today at automatica 2018, the OPC UA machine vision and robotics working groups released the first versions of their companion […]

OPC Foundations efforts on GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

Scottsdale (AZ), May 25th – The OPC Foundation is fully supporting the GDPR regulations – we prepared our systems in time and published the “OPC Foundation Privacy Policy” (available here) and the “OPC Foundation Terms and Conditions” (available here) in time. We already send out an email to complete database and made you aware about OPC […]

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Kaspersky Labs report shown to refer to outdated versions of OPC UA implementations demonstrating high iteration speed of Open Source community improvements and the strength of OPC UA security.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 […]

Upcoming Events

OPC Day Montreal

Montreal, Canada

Sep 10, 2018

OPC Day Chicago hosted by IMTS

Chicago, United States

Sep 13, 2018

OPC Day Morris Plains (NJ) hosted by Honeywell

Morris Plains, United States

Sep 14, 2018

Industry of Things World - Europe

Berlin, Germany

Sep 23, 2018

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