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New international SPECTARIS standard for laboratory equipment communication

08/12/2020

LADS – Laboratory Agnostic Device Standard as new Joint Working Group between SPECTARIS, OPC Foundation and VDMA Scottsdale, AZ – August 12th, 2020 – The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the new “Laboratory Agnostic Device Standard (LADS) based on OPC UA” as a “Joint Working Group” (JWG) together with the industry […]

OPC Foundation Welcomes Google Cloud as Corporate Member

06/25/2020

Google Cloud will offer OPC UA as a part of commitment to openness and industry collaboration Scottsdale, AZ – June 25th, 2020 – The OPC Foundation is proud to welcome Google Cloud as the latest addition to its 773 member community. Google Cloud delivers enterprise-grade cloud solutions that leverage Google’s technology with interoperability, leading infrastructure, […]

OPC Foundation joins the Advanced Physical Layer (APL) Project Group

06/25/2020

APL critically important for OPC UA field level strategy in Process Automation Scottsdale, AZ – June 25th, 2020 – OPC Foundation announces today that it has joined the APL project group in order to support the development and promotion of an advanced physical layer (APL) for Industrial Ethernet, suitable for use in demanding applications and […]

OPC UA Compliance Test Tool (UACTT) extended for Companion Spec validation

06/25/2020

UACTT now offering validation for PA-DIM (Process Automation Device Integration Model), PLCopen and MDIS Scottsdale, AZ – June, 25th, 2020 – The OPC Foundation announces an updated release of the UACTT, now supporting semantics defined in companion specifications as well as extending OPC UA core functionality testing. This furthers the Foundation’s goal of multi-vendor interoperability in OPC […]

OPC Foundation Cooperates with ODVA and Sercos International to Develop OPC UA Motion

06/25/2020

Cooperation to speed up Field Level Communications (FLC) initiative backed by proven technologies from established organizations  Scottsdale, AZ – June 25th, 2020 – The OPC Foundation, ODVA and Sercos International are pleased to announce a collaboration to develop a new generation of a best-in-class motion technology for industry.  This new motion technology will be initially published […]

We do not stop because of COVID-19!

05/18/2020

OPC Foundation has been managed and OPC UA developed over many years in a virtual environment, bringing together experts from every continent to work to a common goal. In these extraordinary times, we are bringing these skills to our user facing activities so that work-from-home can mean work-with-OPC UA. OPC Day – International as digital […]

OPC Foundation Announces New Director of North America

05/04/2020

Michael Clark named as Director of OPC Foundation North America Scottsdale, AZ – May 4th, 2020 – The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Clark as the Director of OPC Foundation North America. Mr. Stefan Hoppe, President and Executive Director, selected Mr. Clark to serve in this capacity, to support OPC […]

Published: OPC UA for Plastics and Rubber Machinery

04/29/2020

Internationalization of existing OPC UA specifications and publication of new interfaces for extrusion 29 April 2020 – In 2019, EUROMAP and the OPC Foundation have established the Joint Working Group “OPC UA Plastics and Rubber Machinery”. The aim of the international group is to develop worldwide standardized interfaces for plastics and rubber machines based on […]

umati – on its way to becoming the global language of production

04/02/2020

Mechanical and plant engineering sector propelling industry towards Industry 4.0 Scottsdale, AZ – April 2nd, 2020 – During their today’s press conference the VDMA and VDW announced to join forces to promote the use and dissemination of OPC UA standards throughout the mechanical engineering sector under the umati label. “Cross-industry and cross-technology marketing will take […]

Specification for OPC UA Safety Release 1.00 has been completed

03/09/2020

Interoperable functional safety with OPC UA is becoming a reality Scottsdale, AZ – March 9th, 2020 – The OPC UA Safety working group has achieved a key milestone publishing Release 1.00 of the specification for the interoperable communication standard for functional safety – “OPC UA Safety – Part 15” specification”. OPC UA Safety is based on […]