Liam Power appointed to OPC Foundation Technical Advisory Council

  • January 06, 2011
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January 6, 2011 - Liam Power, Technical Director Embedded labs, has been appointed to the OPC Foundation Technical Advisory Council. Comprised in part of technical representatives from leading industrial automation vendors, the Technical Advisory Council advises the OPC Foundation Board of Directors on technical matters relating to the management of OPC specification development.Thomas Burke, OPC Foundation President said, "Embedded Labs' innovative products are driving the vision of the OPC Foundation of interoperability in automation. Liam Power's presence on the Technical Advisory Council will further support our vision of providing the best technology to enable companies to build products and services that truly demonstrate multi-platform multi-vendor secure reliable interoperability. Embedded Labs provides significant products that shall enable the expansion of OPC into areas outside of industrial automation inclusive of Building automation and security".Liam Power, Technical Director Embedded Labs said, "OPC-UA is the future for standardised, multi-platform device connectivity. Embedded OPC-UA solutions from Embedded Labs are the fastest, easiest and lowest-cost way to OPC-UA enable both existing and new product lines. It is an honour and a privilege to be asked to serve the OPC Foundation on the Technical Advisory Council and I look forward to assisting the Foundation expand the adoption of OPC into new application areas."About OPC-UAOPC-UA (Unified Architecture) is the new OPC specification from the OPC Foundation. OPC-UA defines a rich information model, enabling more effective communication between devices and software applications. Unlike its predecessors, OPC-UA supports multiple platform implementations enabling scalability from smart sensors to MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems).About Liam Power & Embedded LabsLiam Power is a co-founder and Technical Director of Embedded Labs. He has over 14 years experience of 8 to 32 bit software development. He has a BEng(Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Cardiff University and an MSc in Computational Science from University College Dublin.Embedded Labs is a leading developer of embedded OPC-UA products and solutions. Founded in 2002, Embedded Labs is an OPC Foundation Corporate Member and member of the OPC-UA CWG (Compliance Working Group). Embedded Labs is based in Waterford, Ireland. Learn More

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