OPC Interoperability Workshop 2022, Europe – Session 2
Arvena Park Hotel Nuremberg
In 2022 OPC Foundation is organizing two IOP events in Europe
- October 17th – October 21st Session 1
- October 24th – October 28th Session 2
This workshop from October 24th – 28th is the second of two events in Europe for testing OPC products for interoperability and preparing them for market. Vendors can test and debug their products against one another for interoperability, compliance and reliability. IOP workshops also provide an ideal opportunity to network with your peers, learn about OPC technology and interact with industry-leading experts.
Plan on debugging issues that occur and be prepared to modify your software components if required. Testing will be primarily for the successful operation between clients and servers; we will test for failures as time permits.
The 2019 IOPs were very successful, with several members reporting that it was “extremely valuable” in preparing their products for release.
The OPC Interoperability Workshops are open to OPC Foundation member companies only at a cost of US $500 per person. Registration starts on July 4th and the space is limited to 30 attendees, so check back and register in time!
Because of the on-going pandemic this event will take place as hybrid event. With the capability to participate in person or virtually we will provide this important testing opportunity again to all our members around the world. This allows our attendees from other regions to participate in the testing. If you desire to participate virtually due to travel restrictions, please book the “Virtual” ticket.
The IOP Workshop, like any event in Germany, is subject to the COVID-19 meeting rules of Germany/Bavaria. Those rules contain requirements for wearing a mask and the health status of the participants. For more detailed and current information please visit the meeting rules published by Nuremberg: Corona-Compliant Meetings – Congress- und Tourismus-Zentrale Nürnberg (nuernberg.de)
Note: Because of national restrictions due to COVID-19 in the hosting country, this event may get canceled on short notice. We recommend using flexible tariffs for your travel arrangements.
Available OPC Technology for Testing
- OPC Unified Architecture (UA) – Windows, Linux, Embedded
Provided Infrastructure for Testing
- Local Area Network consisting of a standard CAT5 Ethernet cable
- Internet access
- Web-based application providing Test suggestions and for recording test results
- Global Discovery Server
What to Bring
- Computer (laptops are preferred) containing your OPC product(s) for testing.
- Backup drives and/or restoration DVDs in the event your PC crashes.
- Any additional hardware/software needed to conduct your testing.
Interoperability Workshop Preparations
Attendees will be asked to specify their products in the OPC Interoperability Test Application in order to have more time for testing during the workshop. Instructions will be provided in the event payment conformation email.
In addition, it is required for all attendees to acknowledge the Siemens Terms and Conditions for taking part in an event hosted by Siemens. You will receive a personalized document describing the event, its IT Infrastructure and the terms and conditions to be signed. If you are interested in the Terms and Conditions beforehand, you can check them here.
Monday, 17 October
12:00 – 17:30
- Network and Computer Setup
- Verify Connectivity
- Begin General Testing
We will start with network configuration. This will be done step-by-step with on-screen instructions. After successful configuration all PCs will be part of the test network. A “share” partition on the server will be used to exchange files, if necessary.
Introduction to the infrastructure and the test procedure:
- All Servers have to be specified by means of a web-based entry form (general properties, supported optional interfaces, supported ItemIDs/Conditions, etc.). This test data will be available for the clients.
- Clients will also use web-based entry forms to find available servers, view their properties, select them for testing, fill in test results, etc.
Tuesday, 18 October – Thursday, 21 October
08:30 – 17:30
- General Testing
These three and a half days will be available for general testing. Every client has to perform an IOP test with every server of different vendors. Web-based forms will show the status with respect to available servers and clients.
From past experience, we estimate an average of one hour for each test combination.
Each client vendor must enter the test results for each tested server into a web-based database. The database will be available to all participants at the end of the workshop.
Friday, 21 October
08:30 – 12:00
- General Testing
Venue Website: https://www.arvena-park.de
Attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel reservations.
Following is a list of hotels in the vicinity:
- Arvena Park Hotel: Nürnberg-Langwasser, 2 km
Special rate provided for bookings from Monday, 17th of October till Friday, 21nd October when specifying the keyword “European-IOP-2022-1” in the booking.
If you have questions about the OPC Interoperability Workshop, please contact:
Frank Volkmann, Siemens AG