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 goals, requirements and use cases developing an infrastructure to promote and facilitate across domain applications for open markets for horizontal integration along the value chain and supply chain, and vertical integration from manufacturing cells to enterprise management systems. These integration opportunities are the infrastructure necessary for IoT.
This unique collaboration between the OPC Foundation and W3C provides a complete solution as the essence of IoT connectivity horizontally and vertically across a multitude of domains. The collaboration provides the infrastructure for the Industrie 4.0 reference architecture facilitating the vision and execution of a “Smart Factory”.
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