Event Details

OPC UA Interoperability Workshop, Europe – Session 2

Date: 10/25/2021

Location: Siemens AG, Nürnberg

Gleiwitzer Straße 555
Nürnberg
Bavaria
90475
Germany

Map and Directions

Overview

Interop

In 2021 OPC Foundation is organizing two IOP events in Europe

This workshop from October 25th – 29th 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 September 1st and the space is limited to 25 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 to use 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.

Agenda

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, 25 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, 26 October – Thursday, 28 September

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, 29 October

08:30 – 12:00

  • General Testing

Location

Description:

Directions to Siemens

By Car

From: München / Berlin

Take motorway A9 towards Nürnberg until motorway intersection Nürnberg-Ost (do not drive towards Heilbronn at the exit Feucht already!);
Now take motorway A6 towards Heilbronn;
Exit the motorway at “Langwasser”, heading for Innenstadt/Messe;
SIEMENS is the first building on the right hand side (approx. 600 meters from the motorway exit);
Please, use the visitor parking area and entrance (second drive).

From: Karlsruhe / Stuttgart / Heilbronn / Amberg

Take motorway A6 towards Heilbronn;
Exit the motorway at “Langwasser”, heading for Innenstadt/Messe;
SIEMENS is the first building on the right hand side (approx. 600 meters from the motorway exit);
Please, use the visitor parking area and entrance (second drive).

From: Würzburg / Frankfurt

Take motorway A3 towards Nürnberg / München until motorway intersection Nürnberg;
Now take motorway A9 towards München until motorway intersection Nürnberg-Ost;
Take motorway A6 towards Heilbronn;
Exit the motorway at “Langwasser”, heading for Innenstadt/Messe;
SIEMENS is the first building on the right hand side (approx. 600 meters from the motorway exit);
Please, use the visitor parking area and entrance (second drive).

By plane or train

From the Airport by public Transportation

Take airport bus no. 20 to Nürnberg-Herrnhütte;
Change to subway no. 2 towards Nürnberg main station;
Exit at Nürnberg main station and change to subway no. 1 towards Langwasser;
Exit at Langwasser-Mitte and take bus no. 57 towards Fischbach;
Exit at Moorenbrunn-Feld, SIEMENS is right across the street.

From the Main Station by public Transportation

Exit at Nürnberg main station;
Take subway no. 1 towards Langwasser;
Exit at Langwasser-Mitte and take bus no. 57 towards Fischbach;
Exit at Moorenbrunn-Feld, SIEMENS is right across the street.

From the Airport or Main Station by Taxi

The taxi stand is right in front of the exit from the airport or main station. The length of the trip and its costs applies to normal traffic circumstances.

From the airport to SIEMENS Moorenbrunn

Length of time: about 25-30 min.
Price: about €45

From the main station to SIEMENS Moorenbrunn

Length of time: about 15-20 min.
Price: about €30
Siemens AG

Gleiwitzer Straße 555
Nürnberg
Bavaria
90475
Germany

Venue Website:

Hotels

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, 18th of October till Friday, 22th October when specifying the keyword “European-IOP-2021-2” in the booking.

Primary Contact

If you have questions about the OPC Interoperability Workshop, please contact:

Frank Volkmann, Siemens AG
frank.volkmann@siemens.com
Phone: +49-911-895-2129
Fax: +49-911-895-152129

This event is only available to paid members of the foundation. For further information please contact us.