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

OPC Foundation Elects Board of Directors Members and Names Dr. Holger Kenn as Chairman

Growing OPC Foundation Board of Directors member diversity reflects the expanding role OPC UA plays in OT and IT. Scottsdale, AZ – May 31st, 2022 –The OPC Foundation is proud to welcome Dr. Holger Kenn (Microsoft), Mr. Claudius Link (SAP), Mr. Andreas Faath (VDMA), Mr. Aurelien Le Sant (Schneider-Electric) and Dr. Kazuhiro Kusunoki (Mitsubishi Electric) […]

Single Common Conformance Test Plan to be available for the IEC/IEEE 60802 TSN Profile for Industrial Automation

Hanover, Germany – May 30th, 2022: The Avnu Alliance, CC-Link Partner Association, ODVA, OPC Foundation, and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International jointly announce that they are collaborating to develop a single conformance test plan for the IEEE/IEC 60802 Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) profile for Industrial Automation. The test plan will be used as a base test […]

Joint Consortium Standardizes Common “Power Consumption Management” for the Shop Floor

A new interface standard for the acquisition of energy consumption data in industrial manufacturing is being developed by ODVA, OPC Foundation, PI, and VDMA based on OPC UA Hanover – May 30th, 2022 – A key objective of the future mechanical and plant engineering sectors is to achieve climate-neutral production. This is backed up by […]

Everything is moving – OPC UA Companion Specification „Global Positioning”

Cooperation between AIM, OPC Foundation and PROFIBUS&PROFINET International Scottsdale, AZ, May 24th, 2022: Everything is moving – this expression best describes the dynamics in production and logistics today. Products, robots, autonomous vehicles, and humans in between. To ensure a smooth production flow in such a mobile environment, machines and software systems need a common understanding […]

CISA Alert (AA22-103A): APT Cyber Tools Targeting ICS/SCADA Devices

As recently reported by CISA (The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency – a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security), a set of tools have been discovered that can be used to compromise Industrial Control Systems. Unfortunately, the report also incorrectly suggested that the tools compromise OPC UA Servers. https://www.cisa.gov/uscert/ncas/alerts/aa22-103a This claim is not […]

Upcoming Events

OPC UA Day: Field eXchange (FX)

Webinar / International

Jul 12, 2022

Achema

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Aug 22, 2022

HMUSA / IMTS

Chicago, United States

Sep 12, 2022

SIDO

Lyon, France

Sep 14, 2022

IoT TechExpo - Europe

GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sep 20, 2022

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