OPC Foundation and M2M Alliance sign MOU

  • November 29, 2015
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November 29, 2015 - At the SPS/IPC/Drives Fair Thomas J. Burke, President and Executive Director of the OPC Foundation and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Sikora, Member of the Board of the M2M Alliance e.V. signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The overall goal is the integration of end-to-end security from smallest embedded devices vertically into IT enterprise but also horizontally between devices and services.

“It is becoming more and more important to adapt the well-established solutions from other M2M-application domains, like health-card or smart metering, to the special requirements of industrial automation,” says  Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Sikora, member of the board of the M2M Alliance e.V.

“The cooperation between OPC Foundation and M2M Alliance e.V. is Win-Win for members of both organizations: M2M Alliance has strong expertise integrating security into devices in domains like smart metering while OPC UA delivers interoperability independent from domains.” says Stefan Hoppe, Vice President of OPC Foundation.

 About The OPC Foundation

Since 1996, the OPC Foundation has facilitated the development and adoption of the OPC information exchange standards. As both advocate and custodian of these specifications, the Foundation’s mission is to help industry vendors, end-users, and software developers maintain interoperability in their manufacturing and automation assets. The OPC Foundation is dedicated to providing the best specifications, technology, process and certification to achieve multivendor, multiplatform, secure, reliable interoperability in industrial automation and related domains. The organization serves over 440 members worldwide in the Industrial Automation, IT, IoT, Building Automation, Oil & Gas and Smart Energy sectors.

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