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Microsoft Industrial Digitalization Platform Leverages OPC UA

Microsoft Industrial Digitalization Platform Leverages OPC UA


Azure IoT leverages OPC UA so industrial operations personnel get support for open systems and “don’t forget what [they] already know” when connecting OT systems to the cloud.

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Conquering the Cloud with OPC UA

Conquering the Cloud with OPC UA


This vendor-independent standard can take your designs from the device to the cloud and back, protecting your automation investment. From Volume 1 of the Automation 2021 Ebook: IIoT & Industry 4.0.

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The OPC Foundation Welcomes Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a New Member

The OPC Foundation Welcomes Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a New Member


Industrial sector customers on AWS use OPC UA-enabled tools and a portfolio of services that extend cloud functionality into industrial operations.

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Microsoft Industrial Digitalization Platform Leverages OPC UA

Azure IoT leverages OPC UA so industrial operations personnel get support for open systems and “don’t forget what [they] already know” when connecting OT systems to the cloud.

Conquering the Cloud with OPC UA

This vendor-independent standard can take your designs from the device to the cloud and back, protecting your automation investment. From Volume 1 of the Automation 2021 Ebook: IIoT & Industry 4.0.

The OPC Foundation Welcomes Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a New Member

Industrial sector customers on AWS use OPC UA-enabled tools and a portfolio of services that extend cloud functionality into industrial operations.

OPC UA FLC (Field Level Communication) Enables Integrated Manufacturing Business

The OPC UA FLC (Field Level Communication) initiative revolutionizes industrial communications to achieve integrated manufacturing business operations from sensor to enterprise and cloud.

The OPC Foundation Welcomes Inovance (China) as its 800th Member

The OPC Foundation is proud to welcome Inovance as the 800th OPC Foundation member.

OPC Foundation and ECLASS Collaborate to Advance M2M Interoperability

The combination of OPC UA functionality and the ECLASS semantic dictionary is poised to accelerate the start of true industrial interoperability.

The State of the Open Process Automation Standard (O-PAS)

In a presentation during the International Society of Automation’s (ISA) Virtual Process Industry Conference (PIC) on Nov. 17, 2020, Don Bartusiak, president of Collaborative Systems Integration and co-chair of the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF), gave an overview of OPAF’s published standards and the planned future work of the forum.

OPC Foundation and PLCopen Release Version 1.02 of the 'OPC UA for IEC61131-3' Specification

The extended “OPC UA for IEC61131-3” specification now supports the current 3rd edition of the IEC61131-3 standard and simplifies vendor adoption.

OPC Foundation’s Field Level Communications Initiative Reaches Significant Milestone

OPC Foundation announces today that its Field Level Communications Initiative has accomplished a significant milestone in the ongoing project by completing their initial release candidate with the focus on the Controller-to-Controller (C2C) use case.

Mobile Access to Production Data: Custom OPC UA Apps for FDT 3.0 Applications

Automation industry stakeholders can utilize a variety of third-party software developer toolkits and apply the power of the OPC Unified Architecture (UA) to create bespoke Apps leveraging all the data available in the FDT® 3.0 IIoT Server (FITS™) application.

New International Initiative to Define OPC UA Cloud Library

OPC Foundation and CESMII initiated new joint working group joined by major industry players to enable manufacturers to speed up pre-built shopfloor and digitalization applications.

OPC Experts Interviews: Companion Specifications

Learn from an interview with Karl Deiretsbacher of the OPC Foundation about Companion Specifications; the different types of Companion Specifications that exist; what Joint Working Groups are; and how the OPC Foundation guides the development and maintenance of Companion Specifications.

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