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Major Automation Industry Players join OPC UA including TSN initiative

11/27/2018

The OPC UA including TSN initiative announced by OPC Foundation November 5th has already been joined by many major industrial automation suppliers Scottsdale, AZ – November 27th, 2018 – Within weeks of announcing the ‘OPC UA including TSN down to field level’ initiative, the rapid engagement of leading automation suppliers proves the resonance of this […]

The OPC Foundation elects three new members to its Board of Directors

11/27/2018

Scottsdale, AZ – November 27th, 2018 – The OPC Foundation announces the election of three new directors to its Board of Directors (BoD). The new BoD members include Dr. Bernhard Eschermann, CTO of ABB Industrial Automation Division, Dr. Juergen Weinhofer, vice president of common architecture and technology for Rockwell Automation, and Fabrice Jadot, Senior Vice […]

OPC Foundation extends OPC UA including TSN down to field level

11/05/2018

The OPC Foundation launches an initiative to further enable OPC UA adoption throughout industrial automation by extending standardization and harmonization activities for OPC UA including TSN enabled Ethernet networks   Scottsdale, AZ – November 5th, 2018 – The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new setup to identify OPC UA and […]

OPC Foundation Announces New President

10/31/2018

Stefan Hoppe is elected President and Executive Director of the OPC Foundation after Thomas J. Burke nominates Mr. Hoppe as his successor Scottsdale, AZ – October 31, 2018 – The OPC Foundation welcomes Stefan Hoppe as its next President and Executive Director. Mr. Burke, the former President and Executive Director, nominated Mr. Hoppe as his […]

Update OPC IPR policy v2.1

10/18/2018

Scottsdale, AZ, Oct 18th, 2018 – In April of this year the OPC Foundation announced a new “version 2.0” IPR policy. This policy was well-received by nearly all of our 610 members, which has enabled us to welcome a variety of new members, including some large, industry-leading companies. OPC Foundation received from OPC Foundation members […]

The OPC Foundation welcomes Volkswagen as its 600th OPC Foundation member

09/18/2018

Rapid growth of OPC Foundation shows high demand on IIoT interoperability based on OPC UA Scottsdale, AZ – September 19th, 2018 – The OPC Foundation welcomes Volkswagen, the German car manufacturing major as an OPC Foundation member. The OPC Foundation is also pleased to announce record membership growth with Volkswagen being the six hundredth active […]

Veronika Schmid-Lutz (SAP) Elected Chair of OPC Foundation Board of Directors

07/03/2018

OPC Foundation’s continuous improvement program extended with the addition of new Chair for its Board of Directors Scottsdale, Arizona – July 2nd, 2018 – The OPC Foundation elected Veronika Schmid-Lutz of SAP as the new Chair of the OPC Foundation’s Board of Directors. In this key position, the Chair manages the strategic and tactical directives […]

VDMA releases OPC UA Companion Specifications for Robotics and Machine Vision

06/19/2018

In the smart factory of the future, machines must speak the same language. The decisive factor here is the standardization of communication interfaces. Scottsdale, AZ – June 19th, 2018 – At their press conference held today at automatica 2018, the OPC UA machine vision and robotics working groups released the first versions of their companion […]

OPC Foundations efforts on GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

05/25/2018

Scottsdale (AZ), May 25th – The OPC Foundation is fully supporting the GDPR regulations – we prepared our systems in time and published the “OPC Foundation Privacy Policy” (available here) and the “OPC Foundation Terms and Conditions” (available here) in time. We already send out an email to complete database and made you aware about OPC […]