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OPC Foundation Announces OPC UA Open Source Availability

OPC Foundation Announces OPC UA Open Source Availability

April 6, 2016 – The OPC Foundation has announced the open source availability of the OPC UA technology.

The open source repository of OPC UA is now available on the open source GitHub web site. The OPC Foundation is proud to make the OPC technology available to everyone via the open source repositories.

There are a number of OPC open-source initiatives already available from suppliers, research institutes and academia for OPC UA.   The open source repository from the OPC Foundation is intended to supplement these other open-source initiatives, providing additional value. The OPC Foundation has committed resources to moderate/maintain and extend the technology to keep pace with technology changes in the industry as well as the extensions to the OPC UA architecture and corresponding companion specification.

The OPC Foundation has always followed the model of validating the OPC specifications by requiring reference implementations prior to releasing any OPC specifications.  This strategy guarantees that the OPC specifications are not just academic, as the reference implementation validates that the technology solves real-world problems and can be adopted into real products.

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 for their manufacturing and automation assets. 

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