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2017 OPC Seminar Tour North America: 11 cities!

02/06/2017

2017 | Block the date! The OPC Foundation announced the cities of OPC Seminar Tour 2017: International key players like Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, Rockwell, Eaton, ICONICS, Beckhoff and National Instruments are showing their committment and host the events in cities like San Diego, Palo Alto, Seattle, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia and Austin. Find […]

MDIS publishes new international industry standard on the MCS-DCS communications interface

01/13/2017

13 January 2017: The MCS-DCS Interface Standardisation (MDIS) network today announces the publication of an international standard on the MCS (Master Control Station) DCS (Distributed Control System) communications interface for the subsea oil & gas industry. The OPC UA based interface, developed by MDIS network members in collaboration with the OPC Foundation, has the long-term […]

Updated: Call for Sponsor 2017

01/12/2017

Jan 2017 | The OPC Foundation just published the “Call for Sponsor 2017” for North America and Europe. In 2017 OPC Foundation will do seminars in cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego, Santa Clara, Seattle, and Austin. In Europe the most attracting events are the OPC Day Europe in Birmingham, UK and […]

Available: Presentations from OPCF GAM2016

12/24/2016

Dec 2016 | Available: Presentations from OPC Foundation General Assembly Meeting 2016 are available for download. During GAM 2016 the results of the Board of Directors’ election have been announced, but also an detailed overview on the activities during the 2016 year and the plans for 2017 have been presented.     Intro: https://opcfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/OPCFGAM2016-01-Introduction-and-Overview-Thomas-Burke.pdf Marketing: https://opcfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/OPCFGAM2016-02-Marketing-Update-Stefan-Hoppe.pdf Update: https://opcfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/OPCFGAM2016-03-UA-Technical-Update-Matthias-Damm.pdf […]

Opened: Ballot for the 2017-18 Board of Directors’ Election

11/03/2016

Nov 2016 | Scottsdale, AZ – A ballot for this election has been sent to all eligible OPC Foundation Designated Representatives on November 3, 2016. Please complete this ballot and send via email before December 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm MST. The candidates for this election are:…

VDMA Machine Vision and OPC Foundation start developing a companion specification

07/11/2016

July 2016 | Frankfurt, Germany – “We want to make machine vision fit for Industry 4.0 and for the factory of the future. We are aiming at straightforward integration of machine vision systems into production control and IT systems via OPC Unified Architecture,” says Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz, CEO of Silicon Software and in charge of standardization issues […]

W3C and OPCF to integrate OPC-UA into the Web of Things

05/09/2016

2016 | April –  At the Hannover Fair, Thomas J. Burke, President and Executive Director of the OPC Foundation and Dave Raggett, W3C lead for the Web of Things signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which both organizations agree to closely cooperate to ensure interoperability for the Internet of Things (IoT). OPC and W3C have mutual […]

CC-Link, CAN, IO-Link, OpenFog and IDS to collaborate with OPCF

05/09/2016

2016 | April – At the Hannover Fair, Thomas J. Burke, President and Executive Director of the OPC Foundation signed multiple Memorandum of Understandings with organizations to closely cooperate in the development and marketing of shared deliverables to foster interoperability: Naomi Nakamura, Global Director Of The CC-Link Partner Association CLPA See press release here Holger […]

OPC Foundation and OpenFog Agree to Collaborate on Technical Specifications around Fog Computing in Industrial Automation

04/26/2016

For Immediate Release OPC Foundation and OpenFog Consortium Sign Memorandum of Understanding at Hannover Fair OPC and OpenFog Agree to Collaborate on Technical Specifications around Fog Computing in Industrial Automation  Scottsdale, AZ – April 26, 2016 – The OPC Foundation and the OpenFog Consortium (OpenFog) announce a liaison to collaborate on technical specifications, white papers, […]