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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

The OPC Foundation welcomes Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a new member

Industrial sector customers on AWS use OPC UA-enabled tools and a portfolio of services that extend cloud functionality into industrial operations Scottsdale, AZ – Feb 08th, 2021 – Today, the OPC Foundation is proud to welcome Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN) as the latest OPC Foundation member. In the […]

The OPC Foundation welcomes Inovance (China) as its 800th member

Strong OPC UA market adoption continues to drive record OPC Foundation membership growth. Scottsdale, AZ – Dec 18, 2020 – The OPC Foundation is proud to welcome Inovance as the 800th OPC Foundation member. As a leading global provider of industrial automation solutions, Inovance uses agile production techniques and deep experience across all industry sectors […]

Slides & Recordings available: OPC Foundation General Assembly Meeting (GAM) 2020 on Dec 9th, 2020

The OPC Foundation’s General Assembly Meeting (GAM) 2020 announced the results of the Board election for period 2021/2022, reported on the 2020 budget, technical and marketing overview, and provided initial technical and marketing insights for 2021. OPC Foundation members and non-members were invited to attend. The GAM web conference was held on Wed, Dec 9, […]

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Hannover Messe (Digital)

Hannover, Germany

Apr 12, 2021

OPC Day 2021 - International

Webinar / International

Jun 08, 2021

OPC Interoperability Workshop, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Jun 16, 2021


Parma, Italia

Jul 06, 2021

Sindex Bern

Bern, Switzerland

Sep 01, 2021

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