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OPC Foundation Elects Board of Directors Members and Names Dr. Holger Kenn as Chairman

05/31/2022

Growing OPC Foundation Board of Directors member diversity reflects the expanding role OPC UA plays in OT and IT. Scottsdale, AZ – May 31st, 2022 –The OPC Foundation is proud to welcome Dr. Holger Kenn (Microsoft), Mr. Claudius Link (SAP), Mr. Andreas Faath (VDMA), Mr. Aurelien Le Sant (Schneider-Electric) and Dr. Kazuhiro Kusunoki (Mitsubishi Electric) […]

Everything is moving – OPC UA Companion Specification „Global Positioning”

05/24/2022

Cooperation between AIM, OPC Foundation and PROFIBUS&PROFINET International Scottsdale, AZ, May 24th, 2022: Everything is moving – this expression best describes the dynamics in production and logistics today. Products, robots, autonomous vehicles, and humans in between. To ensure a smooth production flow in such a mobile environment, machines and software systems need a common understanding […]

CISA Alert (AA22-103A): APT Cyber Tools Targeting ICS/SCADA Devices

04/15/2022

As recently reported by CISA (The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency – a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security), a set of tools have been discovered that can be used to compromise Industrial Control Systems. Unfortunately, the report also incorrectly suggested that the tools compromise OPC UA Servers. https://www.cisa.gov/uscert/ncas/alerts/aa22-103a This claim is not […]

Digital Transformation at Groupe Renault with GoogleCloud and OPC UA

02/22/2022

Groupe Renault’s plan is to implement the use of OPC UA-enabled devices and equipment at all production sites worldwide, and to implement end-to-end data communication from the sensor to the machines to the cloud and back again using the OPC UA communication standard. Today, OPC UA is already being used in 17 of the 38 […]

Leading IoT Vendors Commit to OPC UA Adoption

02/01/2022

Major IoT vendors including AWS, Google Cloud, IBM, Microsoft, SAP and SIEMENS leverage secure, standardized information exchange in edge-to-cloud applications based on OPC UA Scottsdale, AZ – February 1st, 2022 – Leading Internet-of-Things (IoT) vendors are adopting OPC UA technology for edge-to-cloud applications. The growing list includes Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, IBM, Microsoft, […]

Available: Material from the General Assembly Meeting 2021

12/12/2021

This year, the 2021 General Assembly was held in combination with a press conference. During the meeting the results of the 2021 Board election were announced, but also reports on the budget, a technical and marketing overview and first technical and marketing insights for next year 2022. The material is publicly available here Recording is […]

The OPC Foundation and CESMII launches the UA Cloud Library

12/10/2021

The UA Cloud Library makes it easier than ever to find, share, explore, and use OPC UA Information Models by applications, end-users, and standards bodies.  Scottsdale, AZ – December 8th, 2021 – The OPC Foundation announced the launch of the globally available UA Cloud Library co-developed with the Clean Energy and Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute […]

OPC Foundation’s Field Level Communications Initiative reaches significant milestone and celebrates premiere

12/08/2021

20 companies showcase cross-vendor interoperability of OPC UA FX specifications with the first live multi-vendor demo  Scottsdale, AZ – December 8th, 2021 – Three years after its launch, the OPC Foundation’s Field Level Communications (FLC) initiative has completed the second release candidate of the OPC UA FX (Field eXchange) specifications and has started the review […]