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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

OPC Foundation and MTConnect Institute announce release of the OPC UA Companion Specification for MTConnect®

  Scottsdale, AZ, – Sept 10th, 2019 – The OPC Foundation in conjunction with the MTConnect Institute announce the release of the jointly developed “OPC Unified Architecture for MTConnect Companion Specification Part 1”. This companion specification makes the MTConnect semantic information model for machine tools accessible to a global audience leveraging the OPC UA Service […]

World’s First Internationally Developed Machine Vision Information Model Based on OPC UA Released by VDMA Machine Vision Initiative

OPC Foundation vision for facilitating the creation of globally harmonized information models via OPC UA Companion Specifications reaches its first milestone and demonstrates path forward to true semantic interoperability   Scottsdale, AZ – Sept 1st, 2019 – The OPC Foundation announces the release of the first global OPC UA Machine Vision Part 1 Companion Specification […]

The OPC Foundation announces the new Director of Initiative Field Level Communications

Peter Lutz coordinates the established and working initiative Field Level communications including TSN Scottsdale, AZ – April 2nd, 2019 – The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce the nomination of Peter Lutz as the new Director of the Field Level Communication (FLC) Initiative. In his new position, he will lead and drive forward the development of […]

The Open Group Open Process Automation™ Forum O-PAS™ Standard-of-Standards Based on OPC UA

OPC UA connectivity and information modeling capabilities play key role in The Open Group Open Process Automation™ Forum decision to base its new O-PAS™ reference architecture on OPC UA Scottsdale, AZ – April 2nd, 2019 – The OPC Foundation is proud to announce that The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF) based its new […]

OPC Foundation endorses the FieldComm Group’s new Process Automation Device Information Model (PA-DIM)

OPC Foundation and FieldComm Group collaboration paves the way for adoption of a harmonized, OPC UA based, information model for process automation devices via PA-DIM Standard. Scottsdale, AZ – February 5th, 2019 – The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce its endorsement of the Process Automation Device Information Model (PA-DIM) standard published by the FieldComm […]

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