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OPC Foundation Announces Agenda for “OPC Technology Summit”

OPC Foundation Announces Agenda for “OPC Technology Summit”

September 7, 2012 - The OPC Foundation has published its program agenda for the inaugural OPC Technology Summit at the event web site, www.opctechnologysummit.com. Open to OPC Foundation members and non-members, and scheduled for October 16-18, 2012, in Orlando, Florida, at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel at SeaWorld, the event showcases OPC technology, including the next-generation OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA). OPC is the open platform connectivity standard for secure, reliable data and information integration in automation and related domains.

Thomas Burke, President and Executive Director of the OPC Foundation, says, “OPC Technology Summit presents a first-class program of how OPC UA is revolutionizing data and information exchange. We are thrilled to feature presentations from the world’s leading manufacturers explaining how OPC UA is driving business benefits through superior connectivity solutions.”

Attendees to the OPC Technology Summit will learn how Roland Essmann, Project Manager, MES & Manufacturing IT for Elster GmbH uses OPC UA to connect plant-floor PLCs to its SAP ERP system. Clinton Chapman, Ph.D., Drilling Automation Program Architect for Schlumberger, will present the consistency and efficiency his program gains with off-the-shelf OPC servers. In a special session on OPC Foundation Certification, a speaker from 3M reveals why his company relies on OPC-certified products in its automation solutions.

An OPC Technology Summit highlight is the Keynote Address from Sanaz (Sunny) Browarny, who is the Chief of Intelligence and Analysis for the Control Systems Security Program at the Department of Homeland Security. In her role, Ms. Browarny oversees all of the intelligence related to control systems in critical infrastructures for the U.S.

About the OPC Foundation

The OPC Foundation is the world’s leading community for interoperability solutions based on OPC communication specifications that deliver universal connectivity. OPC is the interoperability standard for secure, reliable and platform-independent information exchange. It provides open connectivity by defining an interface between clients and servers, as well as servers and servers, for different fields of applications. OPC technology is widely used for information integration in industrial automation and related domains, facilitating data transfer from the lowest operational levels to enterprise-aware applications.

As the official source for the OPC Certification Program, the nonprofit OPC Foundation helps ensure that OPC products plug-and-play in real-world application. With almost 500 member companies, the OPC Foundation promotes education, awareness and adoption of the OPC specifications through global collaborations.

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