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

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.

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

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


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

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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.

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.

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New Motion Control Techniques for Servo and Step Motors

New Motion Control Techniques for Servo and Step Motors

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Softing's dataFEED OPC Suite Extended Increases Possibilities of Data Integration

Softing's dataFEED OPC Suite Extended Increases Possibilities of Data Integration

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IDS makes Artificial Intelligence Available to Factory Automation via OPC UA

IDS makes Artificial Intelligence Available to Factory Automation via OPC UA

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FieldComm Group announces HART-IP Developer Kit

FieldComm Group announces HART-IP Developer Kit

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The OPC Foundation and Automation.com come together to bring you this informative ebook to highlight the benefits and the potential of the OPC UA technology for end users, system integrators and operators in the world of Industrial IoT.

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