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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’s Field Level Communications Initiative reaches significant milestone

Initial Release Candidate completed and Technical Paper published  Scottsdale, AZ – November 24th, 2020 – OPC Foundation announces today that its Field Level Communications Initiative has accomplished a significant milestone in the ongoing project by completing their initial release candidate with the focus on the Controller-to-Controller (C2C) use case. In addition, a technical paper has been […]

OPC Foundation and PLCopen release version 1.02 of the “OPC UA for IEC61131-3” specification

The extended “OPC UA for IEC61131-3” specification now supports the current 3rd edition of the IEC61131-3 standard and simplifies vendor adoption Scottsdale, AZ – November 25th, 2020 –The OPC Foundation, in collaboration with PLCopen, announced the release of v1.02 of the “OPC UA for IEC61131-3” specification. Building on the first version of the specification, the […]

New International Initiative to Define OPC UA Cloud Library

OPC Foundation and CESMII initiated new joint working group joined by major industry players to enable manufacturers to speed up pre-built shopfloor and digitalization applications. Scottsdale, AZ – October 29th, 2020 –The OPC Foundation, in collaboration with CESMII, is pleased to announce the launch of the “OPC UA Cloud Library” Joint Working Group (JWG). The […]

OPC Foundation Welcomes Emerson to Its Board of Directors

Emerson also joins the OPC Foundation Field Level Communications (FLC) initiative to drive a holistic approach to sensor and device level communications across process and factory automation industries. Scottsdale, AZ – October 12th, 2020 – The OPC Foundation is proud to announce Emerson (NYSE: EMR) has joined its Board of Directors and sincerely welcomes Peter […]

New international SPECTARIS standard for laboratory equipment communication

LADS – Laboratory Agnostic Device Standard as new Joint Working Group between SPECTARIS, OPC Foundation and VDMA Scottsdale, AZ – August 12th, 2020 – The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the new “Laboratory Agnostic Device Standard (LADS) based on OPC UA” as a “Joint Working Group” (JWG) together with the industry […]

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OPCF FLC Initiative

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Dec 01, 2020

OPC UA Security deep dive

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Dec 03, 2020

OPC Foundation General Assembly Meeting 2020

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Dec 09, 2020

OPC Day Japan 2020

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Dec 10, 2020

Embedded World 2021

Nürnberg, Germany

Mar 02, 2021

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