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OPC Experts Interviews: OPC UA Use Cases

OPC Experts Interviews: OPC UA Use Cases


Learn from an interview with Christopher Anhalt of Softing about markets, adoption drivers, competing standards, the horizontal and vertical integration of IT and OT, companion specification use cases, green-field and brown-field… and many other things relevant to use cases that have made OPC UA so successful.

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HighByte Joins the PTC Partner Network's "Connected with Kepware" Program

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The new collaboration aims to enable a seamless user experience for mutual customers and partners.

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New International SPECTARIS Standard for Laboratory Equipment Communication

New International SPECTARIS Standard for Laboratory Equipment Communication


The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the new "Laboratory Agnostic Device Standard" (LADS). 

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OPC Experts Interviews: OPC UA Use Cases

Learn from an interview with Christopher Anhalt of Softing about markets, adoption drivers, competing standards, the horizontal and vertical integration of IT and OT, companion specification use cases, green-field and brown-field… and many other things relevant to use cases that have made OPC UA so successful.

HighByte Joins the PTC Partner Network's "Connected with Kepware" Program

The new collaboration aims to enable a seamless user experience for mutual customers and partners.

New International SPECTARIS Standard for Laboratory Equipment Communication

The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the new "Laboratory Agnostic Device Standard" (LADS). 

OPC Experts Interviews: Getting Started with OPC UA

Learn from an interview with Jouni Aro of Prosys OPC how developers and end users alike can get started using OPC UA. Jouni shares information about off-the-shelf products, software development toolkits, open source options, training and support, as well as product certification.

OPC Foundation Empowers Sensor-to-Cloud Digitalization

OPC Days 2020, a virtual event held June 22- 25, provided the latest information about OPC UA (Open Platform Communications United Architecture), the protocol-agnostic framework for the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 initiatives.

Open Standards Mean More Options for Industrial Automation

By Bill Lydon
Open system options continue to emerge from nontraditional suppliers and standards groups, and this is a trend that I expect will accelerate and enable multivendor interoperability at all levels of the system architecture.

Continued Evolution for Process Automation

By Bill Lydon
The Process Automation industry has been heavily impacted by the influx of new technologies and, as we enter the next decade, several organizations are providing roadmaps in order to help process automation companies enable the best practices to leverage these technologies and drive competitiveness and productivity forward.

Worldwide Blossoming of Country-Centric Open Manufacturing Initiatives

By Bill Lydon
The impact of open manufacturing initiatives continues to be a worldwide affair. These initiatives continue to grow as industry recognizes the need to modernize and the Industry 4.0 movement (called “Industrie 4.0” in Germany, its country of origin) continues to accelerate.

OPC Foundation announces addition of Google Cloud to member community

OPC UA is an industrial, protocol-agnostic framework for the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0 that contains mechanisms for secure, reliable, manufacturer and platform-independent information exchange, as well as options for semantic information modeling and self-description of devices.

PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) publishes OPC UA specification for PROFINET

This specification describes a standardized OPC UA object model for PROFINET devices which enables PROFINET devices from a wide variety of different manufacturers to transfer device data to asset management systems in a standardized way, for example. Standardization makes information collection significantly easier for tool manufacturers, regardless of the manufacturer, but this is just the beginning of PI’s vertical integration strategy.

OPC Experts Interview:The Technology Behind OPC UA

Learn from an interview with Darek Kominek of Matrikon about the concepts of built-in security, the IT-OT gap, protecting against hacker/malware attacks, and many other features that have made OPC UA the secure data-exchange standard it is today. his is the third in the series of OPC Experts Interviews.

OPC Experts Interview:The Technology Behind OPC UA

Learn how the science of the open platform communication standard, OPC UA, is applied across the industrial automation sector from an interview with Uwe Steinkrauss, CEO of Unified Automation. This is the second in the series of OPC Experts Interviews.

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