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OPC Foundation announce updated OPCF IPR Policy

04/09/2018

Scottsdale, AZ, April 9th 2018 – On April 3, 2018, the OPC Foundation (OPCF) Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a new Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy. This article describes the reasons for the new policy and identifies actions that members must take if they do not wish to be bound by the new […]

OPC Foundation and FieldComm Group announce cooperation

02/12/2018

Cooperation to develop a standardized information model for process automation devices ARC Industry Forum, Orlando, Florida, February 12, 2018 – The OPC Foundation and FieldComm Group today announced an alliance to further advance process automation system multi-vendor interoperability and simplified integration by developing a standardized process automation device information model. A joint working group between […]

OPC Foundation publishes OPC UA specification for POWERLINK

02/07/2018

Secure and seamless communication with POWERLINK and OPC UA OPC Foundation publishes OPC UA specification for POWERLINK Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 8th 2018 – An OPC UA companion specification is now available for POWERLINK according to a joint announcement by the OPC Foundation and the Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group (EPSG). The companion specification describes how payload […]

Meltdown / Spectre Patch

01/26/2018

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affect pretty much anything with a chip in it. Operating system developers including Microsoft, Apple, and the Linux Group are preparing patches – the roll out of these patches might effect also existing OPC COM/DCOM scenarios. An update to Windows 10 (KB4056892) may cause COM/DCOM applications to stop working. This […]

Miele joins OPC Foundation – Secured Connected Machines

11/28/2017

The appliance manufacturer Miele, located in East Westphalia, with its headquarter in Gütersloh, Germany (https:\\www.miele.com) became member of the OPC-Foundation. The advantages are obvious: Scottsdale, Nov 28th 2017 – Miele has decided to consequently use the OPC UA Standard in their device manufacturing. The integrated security providing encryption and signing is comprehensively implemented throughout Miele. […]

CLPA announces OPC UA companion specification for new “CSP+ for Machine” technology

11/28/2017

Scottsdale Nov 28th – The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), in association with the OPC Foundation, has announced an OPC UA companion specification for the CLPA’s new “CSP+ for Machine” technology to further ease the implementation of Industry 4.0 type applications. CSP+ for Machine is an extension of the CLPA’s existing “CSP+” (Control & Communication System […]

Updated: Call for Sponsor 2018

11/27/2017

Germany – Nov 27, 2017 – The OPC Foundation just published the “Call for Sponsor 2018” for North America, Europe and Asia. Updated: Banner advertisement and Newsletter Updated: Events and Seminar Tour: Call for Sponsor Updated: 2017/2018 Europe and North America: OPC UA device demo wall