While the OPC Foundation is focused on specifications and marketing OPC technology, its members are focused on developing and supporting OPC-enabled products and supporting those who use them.
Developers have many options when it comes to working with OPC ranging from the use of standard OPC-enabled products to developing OPC technology by following the OPC specifications or leveraging toolkits to aid in the application development process.
OPC toolkits are the most effective way to reduce development costs. Development toolkits for all major OPC specifications are available from several OPC members. To find them, simply search for Toolkits in the OPC Foundation Product Directory.
The OPC Foundation provides a variety of downloads to aid in the process of learning, development and testing of OPC products. These downloads include Sample Code, Whitepapers, Sample Applications and Testing Tools. These downloads are available to members and may be accessed in the Member Download area.