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

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.

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New International Initiative to Define OPC UA Cloud Library

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.

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OPC Experts Interviews: Companion Specifications

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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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.

OPC Field Level Communications: A Controller-to-Controller Specification Within Reach

Essential for the convergence of IT and OT, FLC is also important for upgrading legacy systems.

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.

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