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Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto Integration announce strategic partnership
December 05, 2019

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto Integration announce strategic partnership

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto work with each manufacturing customer to deliver initial solutions that have tangible results, and then collect more data from more sources, provide more insight and analysis, roll out to more manufacturing lines and plants, and provide a roadmap to a full manufacturing execution system for true automation.

PLCopen announces partnership with PACK EXPO Las Vegas
September 03, 2019

PLCopen announces partnership with PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PLCopen joins with OMAC and the OPC Foundation at this event to show that the combined technologies and standards contribute even more to the industry. All three organizations have a focus to a different section of the production flow; however combine with their vision, standards, and activities.

Stratus announces joining of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF)
July 18, 2019

Stratus announces joining of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF)

The group brings together global leaders from the process industries such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, and DuPont, as well as system integrators, suppliers, integrated distributed control system (DCS) vendors, academia and other standards organizations

Yokogawa Electric selected by ExxonMobil to establish Open Process Automation Test Bed
July 09, 2019

Yokogawa Electric selected by ExxonMobil to establish Open Process Automation Test Bed

ExxonMobil and Yokogawa are members of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF), an international forum of end users, system integrators, suppliers, academia, and standards organizations who are working together to develop the specifications for utilizing OPA technology in next generation process control systems.

FDT Group announces Executive Committee approval of FDT IIoT Server (FITS) specification for release to the FDT membership
June 25, 2019

FDT Group announces Executive Committee approval of FDT IIoT Server (FITS) specification for release to the FDT membership

The emerging FITS standard, set to release at year-end, will provide control system and device vendors with the opportunity to advance their intelligent automation solution offerings with FDT's standards-based, platform-independent, information-driven business models meeting the demands of the process and discrete markets.

Prediktor to help Norwegian energy company enhance historian software solutions
May 24, 2019

Prediktor to help Norwegian energy company enhance historian software solutions

Prediktor will provide a solution for time-series data management that will enable BKK’s operations.

ARC Advisory Group and B&R Industrial Automation issues OPC UA and TSN brief
March 27, 2019

ARC Advisory Group and B&R Industrial Automation issues OPC UA and TSN brief

B&R Industrial Automation sponsored this ARC Brief in the public interest, and the opinions and observations stated in this report are those of ARC Advisory Group.

FieldComm Group and The Open Group Process Automation Forum announce liaison agreement
March 05, 2019

FieldComm Group and The Open Group Process Automation Forum announce liaison agreement

FieldComm Group and The Open Group Process Automation Forum have completed a liaison agreement to leverage FieldComm Group specifications within the OPAF ‘standard of standards’

FieldComm Group announces OPC Foundation (OPCF) endorsement of process automation device information model specification (PA-DIM)
February 06, 2019

FieldComm Group announces OPC Foundation (OPCF) endorsement of process automation device information model specification (PA-DIM)

Announced at the 2018 ARC Forum, FieldComm Group and the OPC Foundation presented their joint vision for creating a protocol independent, process automation device information model (PA-DIM) specification to implement the requirements of the NAMUR Open Architecture (NOA).

Mocana announces integration with Unified Automation’s High Performance OPC UA SDK
January 15, 2019

Mocana announces integration with Unified Automation’s High Performance OPC UA SDK

This integration enables industrial manufacturers and operators to replace OpenSSL, an open source crypto library, with Mocana’s cybersecurity software solution that is FIPS 140-2 validated and compliant with industrial cybersecurity standards.

Prediktor AS announces partnership with Aker BP for OPC UA-based modelling of drilling data
January 07, 2019

Prediktor AS announces partnership with Aker BP for OPC UA-based modelling of drilling data

Data access will be through Aker BP’s Cognite cloud platform, their drilling monitoring solution and other 3rd party applications. OPC UA-based information modelling enables Aker BP to use models that can be shared between companies.

Hilscher announces support for PROFINET @ TSN technology
December 20, 2018

Hilscher announces support for PROFINET @ TSN technology

The support for PROFINET @ TSN technology will be on its portfolio of netX multiprotocol network controllers. netX is a single-chip ASIC that provides a master and/or slave communication connection to all Industrial Ethernet systems, fieldbuses and Industry 4.0 protocols.

The Industrial Internet Consortium announces combination with Openfog Consortium
December 17, 2018

The Industrial Internet Consortium announces combination with Openfog Consortium

The combined memberships will continue to drive the momentum of the Industrial Internet including the development and promotion of industry guidance and best practices for fog and edge computing. The organizations expect the details to be finalized in early 2019.

Siemens announces support for OPC UA with TSN networks
December 05, 2018

Siemens announces support for OPC UA with TSN networks

Siemens shares the vision of the OPC Foundation to extend the scope of OPC UA down to field level communication and is looking forward to contributing in standardization activities in the upcoming working groups of the OPC Foundation concerning information models for devices, necessary adaption of OPC UA core standards, application profiles, etc.

Rockwell Automation joins initiative to bring OPC UA to field-level devices
November 29, 2018

Rockwell Automation joins initiative to bring OPC UA to field-level devices

The initiative plans to address use cases not currently in scope for EtherNet/IP. It could also simplify other use cases, especially in multi-vendor, controller-to-controller environments and for the vertical integration of field devices.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces results for Smart Manufacturing Connectivity for Brown-field Sensors Testbed
November 26, 2018

Industrial Internet Consortium announces results for Smart Manufacturing Connectivity for Brown-field Sensors Testbed

IIC-member participants TE Connectivity and SAP SE, with supporting participants OPC Foundation and ifm, developed a solution that enables operators of decades old manufacturing facilities (brown-fields) to connect sensors to an IT system using existing infrastructure without affecting real-time operations.

OPC Foundation announces Juergen Weinhofer's election to Board of Directors
November 19, 2018

OPC Foundation announces Juergen Weinhofer's election to Board of Directors

Weinhofer will help lead the OPC Foundation in its mission of creating standards that allow multi-vendor industrial IoT technologies to securely and reliably work together.

FDT Group announces full-platform independence for FDT IIoT Server (FITS) architecture
November 07, 2018

FDT Group announces full-platform independence for FDT IIoT Server (FITS) architecture

With built-in security protecting valuable information and operating data, the FITS platform will enable cloud, enterprise, on-premise, and a single-user desktop deployment method meeting the needs of the process, hybrid and discrete manufacturing sectors.

ABB announces support for OPC UA over TSN communication standard
November 06, 2018

ABB announces support for OPC UA over TSN communication standard

ABB will take up a designated seat on the board of the OPC Foundation in 2019 to further help accelerate development of the new technology.

OPC Foundation announces standardization and harmonization initiative for OPC UA including TSN enabled Ethernet networks
November 05, 2018

OPC Foundation announces standardization and harmonization initiative for OPC UA including TSN enabled Ethernet networks

The goal of this initiative is to deliver an open, cohesive approach to implement OPC UA including TSN and associated application profiles. This will advance the OPC Foundation providing vendor independent end-to-end interoperability into field level devices for all relevant industry automation use-cases.

OPC Foundation announces Stefan Hoppe as President
October 31, 2018

OPC Foundation announces Stefan Hoppe as President

Mr. Burke will remain as an officer on the Board of Directors and will continue his widespread evangelism for OPC UA adoption across various domains. Stefan Hoppe took over the operational activities and responsibility for worldwide adaption of the OPC standards and the further development of the organization.

OPC Foundation announces Volkswagen as 600th OPC Foundation member
September 19, 2018

OPC Foundation announces Volkswagen as 600th OPC Foundation member

Volkswagen joins a host of other end user market leaders like LG CNS, Samsung and Miele, who adopted OPC UA in their operations as a step toward realizing the potential benefits Industrie4.0 and IIoT promise into tangible results.

OPC Foundation announces Veronika Schmid-Lutz of SAP as Chair of the OPC Foundation’s Board of Directors
September 18, 2018

OPC Foundation announces Veronika Schmid-Lutz of SAP as Chair of the OPC Foundation’s Board of Directors

In this position, the Chair manages the strategic and tactical directives of the Board of Directors and ensures the marketing, technical, and overall business activities of the OPC Foundation consistently align with its vision and objectives.

Aspen Technology partners with Advantech B+B SmartWorx to deliver IIoT connectivity solutions
September 11, 2018

Aspen Technology partners with Advantech B+B SmartWorx to deliver IIoT connectivity solutions

Purpose-built for Windows and LINUX edge devices using standard industrial protocols, such as MQTT, OPC-UA, OPC-DA and Modbus, Aspen Edge Connect software collects real-time data from multiple assets and pools it together for analysis with edge processing devices.

Siemens and Bentley announce extension of strategic alliance
August 27, 2018

Siemens and Bentley announce extension of strategic alliance

The two companies have decided to extend their existing agreement, to further develop their joint business cooperation and commercial initiatives.

ISA and The Open Group announce cooperation to advance interoperable process control architecture
July 24, 2018

ISA and The Open Group announce cooperation to advance interoperable process control architecture

The International Society of Automation and The Open Group have agreed to a liaison Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate cooperation in advancing and harmonizing the development of a multivendor, interoperable, secure control architecture for application across the process industries. Activities will include sharing of best practices, document review and joint forums.

The Open Group announces The Open Group Houston 2018 event
June 28, 2018

The Open Group announces The Open Group Houston 2018 event

The Open Group Houston 2018 - Digital Transformation in the Energy Industry - will bring together vendors and end user organizations to discuss the development of standards-based and interoperable architecture, with a particular focus on technical and business issues for process automation.

VDMA to showcase OPC UA demonstrator at automatica 2018
May 25, 2018

VDMA to showcase OPC UA demonstrator at automatica 2018

Together with member companies, the Machine Vision, Integrated Assembly Solutions and Robotics groups are developing vendor- independent information models: In this way, the machines will speak the same language in the future.

OPC Foundation reviews Kaspersky Labs report; identifies security improvements
May 21, 2018

OPC Foundation reviews Kaspersky Labs report; identifies security improvements

The OPC Foundation is committed to addressing all issues as they arise, to working with OPC vendors to ensure that software is patched, and to notifying OPC users about the issues and the fixes.

OPC Foundation and ZVE partner to map Industry 4.0 Asset Administration Shell into OPC UA
May 04, 2018

OPC Foundation and ZVE partner to map Industry 4.0 Asset Administration Shell into OPC UA

Under the moderation of the OPC Foundation, the concept of the I4AAS, defined in a technology independent manner so far, will be mapped into the technology of OPC UA.

OPC Foundation announces VDW's adoption of OPC UA standard
May 01, 2018

OPC Foundation announces VDW's adoption of OPC UA standard

VDW has joined in the common pursuit of establishing an open, consistent, OPC UA based method for multi-vendor and multi-generation machines to share context rich data between each other and with broader enterprise and cloud based IT infrastructures.

NI partners with Huawei, others on new testbed to advance the IIoT
April 27, 2018

NI partners with Huawei, others on new testbed to advance the IIoT

At the event, the testbed was demonstrated by simulating a range of real-life smart manufacturing conditions to show its technical highlight -- TSN + OPC UA, which is the major driving force for new technologies such as predictive maintenance, data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Microsoft highlights several IoT updates for manufacturing at HANNOVER MESSE
April 26, 2018

Microsoft highlights several IoT updates for manufacturing at HANNOVER MESSE

Microsoft has announced several updates and advancements at Digital Factory Hall at Hannover Messe 2018, the world’s largest annual manufacturing exhibition in Hannover, Germany.

HARTING highlights partner creations based around MICA edge computing system at HANNOVER MESSE
April 26, 2018

HARTING highlights partner creations based around MICA edge computing system at HANNOVER MESSE

The HARTING Technology Group has been cooperating with systems integrators and IT specialists within the MICA.network user organisation since 2016, giving customers access to data-based efficiency improvements for their machinery. The network showcases solutions for machine data pooling and ERP applications based around the MICA Edge Computing System

Molex and TTTech announce collaboration to develop Industrial IoT solutions
April 24, 2018

Molex and TTTech announce collaboration to develop Industrial IoT solutions

Molex and TTTech announced a collaboration based on their shared vision of open, flexible and interoperable systems in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Siemens introduces TIA Portal V15.1
April 23, 2018

Siemens introduces TIA Portal V15.1

Key topics in TIA Portal V15.1 include simulation and virtual commissioning options which enable better digital design of integrated work processes, as well as the expanded application focus with Simatic S7-1500R/H controllers, Sinamics S210 drive integration, Multiuser Engineering, software units and OPC UA functions.

Siemens to demonstrate Time Sensitive Networking capabilities at HANNOVER MESSE 2018
April 16, 2018

Siemens to demonstrate Time Sensitive Networking capabilities at HANNOVER MESSE 2018

TSN is designed to provide advantages for automation applications in industries such as automotive, mechanical engineering and food & beverage. The first Siemens products are expected to be available towards the end of 2018

FieldComm Group seeks nominees for 2018 Plant of the Year Award
March 28, 2018

FieldComm Group seeks nominees for 2018 Plant of the Year Award

The FieldComm Group Plant of the Year is an international award presented to end user companies in the process automation industry to recognize exceptional application of FOUNDATION Fieldbus and / or HART Communication technologies.

3S-Smart Software Solutions announces CODESYS integration and support for KNX fieldbus systems
March 05, 2018

3S-Smart Software Solutions announces CODESYS integration and support for KNX fieldbus systems

The integration of KNX into CODESYS will be presented for the first time at "light+building" in 2018. The product offer consists of a configurator for I/O channels, a KNXnet/IP protocol stack in the form of a runtime system component, and a data exchange function with the ETS5 configuration system.