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Moxa announces support for the Open Platform Communications Foundation's United Architecture  Field Level Communications initiative
May 31, 2019

Moxa announces support for the Open Platform Communications Foundation's United Architecture Field Level Communications initiative

With the OPC UA FLC initiative, the OPC Foundation aims to build an open, standards-based communication solution for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by extending the OPC UA machine-to-machine communication protocol from sensors in the field to IT systems or the cloud.

On Demand Webinar: Remotely Configure Connectivity for Improved Security and Efficiency
May 29, 2019

On Demand Webinar: Remotely Configure Connectivity for Improved Security and Efficiency

In this webinar, Kepware and JPI introduce the KEPServerEX Configuration API and discuss two advanced use cases that allowed JPI to quickly implement critical connectivity for their customer’s operations

Advancing Automation: IIoT & Industry 4.0, Volume XIV
March 01, 2019

Advancing Automation: IIoT & Industry 4.0, Volume XIV

This ebook will take an in-depth look at several new technologies and how they are leveraging IIoT advances in fields such as robotics, batteries and control systems. Continuous increases in productivity, profitability and efficiency will also be highlighted in this issue.

exida announces two certification programs for system integrators
February 27, 2019

exida announces two certification programs for system integrators

The certifications are based on the IEC 62443-2-4 and IEC 62443-3-3 standards, which represent the expertise of a large group of global experts to reduce cyber vulnerabilities by laying a solid foundation of cyber defense mechanisms for automation system networks and cover the specific requirements for developing and designing secure systems.

MTConnect Institute announces  OPC Unified Architecture for MTConnect Companion Specification Release Candidate (RC) 2.0.4
December 11, 2018

MTConnect Institute announces OPC Unified Architecture for MTConnect Companion Specification Release Candidate (RC) 2.0.4

The document is an overhaul and rewrite of RC 1.0.2 (2013) that incorporates current features and functions of MTConnect and OPC UA.

Famic Technologies and Koganei releases pneumatic catalog for Automation Studio
November 05, 2018

Famic Technologies and Koganei releases pneumatic catalog for Automation Studio

This catalogue has been specifically developed to support automation and manufacturing markets and includes products of Koganei, a user and reseller of Automation Studio

Novotek releases Reality of IIoT whitepaper
August 30, 2018

Novotek releases Reality of IIoT whitepaper

The company outlines the technologies available, and the value in using them, in its new industrial internet of things (IIoT) whitepaper.

CC-Link Partner Association releases companion specification with the OPC Foundation to simplify information transfer
August 09, 2018

CC-Link Partner Association releases companion specification with the OPC Foundation to simplify information transfer

CLPA’s activity with the OPCF aims to expand its existing CSP+ (Control & Communication System Profile) technology from just describing individual devices and to apply it to complete machines and production lines. This is the key concept behind CSP+ for Machine.

Integration Objects releases OPC UA Client Toolkit
June 22, 2018

Integration Objects releases OPC UA Client Toolkit

Integration Objects’ OPC UA .NET Client toolkit is a collection of libraries, classes and interfaces that allows programming of OPC UA Client applications using .NET framework

VDMA releases OPC UA companion specifications for robotics and machine vision
June 20, 2018

VDMA releases OPC UA companion specifications for robotics and machine vision

The OPC UA Vision companion specification is now available free of charge as VDMA Specification number 40100 (as release candidate version). The OPC
UA Robotics companion specification is now available free of charge as VDMA Specification number 40010 (as draft version).

Advancing Automation: Cybersecurity, Volume IX
May 11, 2018

Advancing Automation: Cybersecurity, Volume IX

Automation.com has compiled a new edition of the Cybersecurity eBook to deliver the necessary information needed to ensure the strongest possible safeguards for any facility and facilitate future planning to keep one step ahead of the next cyberattack.

CSIA announces Best Practices and Benchmarks Manual v 5.0
April 23, 2018

CSIA announces Best Practices and Benchmarks Manual v 5.0

With version 5.0, the CSIA Best Practices and Benchmarks Manual has been updated to reflect new material, including a new chapter on cyber security. The entire manual was reviewed for organization, clarity and compliance with a global relevance.

WoMaster releases series of IIoT Cyber Security training videos
March 05, 2018

WoMaster releases series of IIoT Cyber Security training videos

WoMaster held Cyber Security training for its partners to demonstrate how they can provide a complete protection of IIoT network according to ISASecure - IEC 62443-4-2 from currently existing threats

PLCopen releases 3rd edition of the IEC 61131-3 standard, version 1.01 for comments
March 05, 2018

PLCopen releases 3rd edition of the IEC 61131-3 standard, version 1.01 for comments

With the 3rd edition of the IEC 61131-3 standard and some additional wishes from the implementers, an update was needed. The final version 1.01 will have the major changes in Table 26 – Mapping IEC 61131-3 elementary datatypes to OPC UA built in datatypes, which in addition contains a new column with a NodeID for each type , and in Table 39 – Numeric Identifiers for IEC 61131-3 defined nodes.

The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum releases Open Process Automation Business Guide
February 13, 2018

The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum releases Open Process Automation Business Guide

Aimed at helping industrial manufacturers increase productivity and customer satisfaction, the Forum will define standards for an open, interoperable, secure process automation architecture. The Business Guide expresses the motivation and vision for this architecture as a business imperative for both users and suppliers of industrial control systems.

CLPA announces OPC UA companion specification for CSP+ for Machine technology
December 18, 2017

CLPA announces OPC UA companion specification for CSP+ for Machine technology

CSP+ for Machine is an extension of the CLPA’s existing “CSP+” (Control & Communication System Profile) that provides network configuration and maintenance by offering profiles that describe each device on a CC-Link IE or CC-Link network.

OPC Foundation publishes Recommendations for Secure Configuration and Operation of OPC UA brochure
December 05, 2017

OPC Foundation publishes Recommendations for Secure Configuration and Operation of OPC UA brochure

Written for busy professionals, this brochure is designed to help readers understand what OPC UA security has to offer and how to best use it.

Opto 22 announces OptoPartners IoT Certification program
August 21, 2017

Opto 22 announces OptoPartners IoT Certification program

This program is designed to address a specific need as Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Industry 4.0 applications and projects proliferate.

Bedrock announces free online training for Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
August 21, 2017

Bedrock announces free online training for Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Initially developed to train Bedrock end users and partners in programming applications to the IEC 61131-3 standard, the software and the IDE can be used to build PLC, DCS, and SCADA RTU applications that are cryptographically authenticated to the Bedrock platform.

Panacea Technologies introduces Panacea Update Manager
June 19, 2017

Panacea Technologies introduces Panacea Update Manager

Panacea Update Manager automates the process of deploying Microsoft patches on industrial networks by allowing only automation vendor approved patches to be deployed on the appropriate computers.

Festo announces launch of UK Industry 4.0 course
June 08, 2017

Festo announces launch of UK Industry 4.0 course

Over two days, Festo's course will assist leaders to identify opportunities for change within their own workplaces and help them recognise how and where to apply the principles of Industry 4.0.

 OPC Training Course supports industrial convergence of SCADA systems to IIoT
February 12, 2017

OPC Training Course supports industrial convergence of SCADA systems to IIoT

Business Industrial Network, a leading provider of industrial training, announced the release of the new OPC Training for SCADA & DCS Certificate Course software.

Senvol partners with ASM International and America Makes to create free manufacturing learning tools
February 01, 2017

Senvol partners with ASM International and America Makes to create free manufacturing learning tools

The learning tool exercises help AM users get the most out of the search features of the Senvol Database. Both the learning tool exercises and the Senvol Database are online and free to use.

PLCOpen and OPC Foundation release new edition of PLCopen OPC-UA Client for IEC 61131-3
October 18, 2016

PLCOpen and OPC Foundation release new edition of PLCopen OPC-UA Client for IEC 61131-3

The original version 1.0 was published 2 years ago. With a better user interface and better usability, users can specify function blocks that deal with a “List” feature, and work easier with sets of data like variables or nodes.

OPC Foundation Announces Support of Publish / Subscribe for OPC UA
April 06, 2016

OPC Foundation Announces Support of Publish / Subscribe for OPC UA

The OPC Foundation addition of publish/subscribe communication functionality to OPC UA provides the necessary infrastructure to achieve seamless interoperability for IIoT, IoT, and industry4.0 applications and devices.

April 05, 2016

MatrikonOPC announces OPC Training Schedule

Courses include OPC Workshops for OPC Classic and Cyber Security for OPC.

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European Automation publishes industry report on OPC UA
August 24, 2015

European Automation publishes industry report on OPC UA

Report covers the importance of the machine to machine (M2M) communication protocol OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) in achieving Industry 4.0 goals.

Phoenix Contact offers license for mGuard firmware
June 02, 2015

Phoenix Contact offers license for mGuard firmware

The license for Phoenix Contact’s FL mGuard security devices can protect OPC Classic applications.

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Sercos publishes OPC UA Companion Specification
December 01, 2014

Sercos publishes OPC UA Companion Specification

This specification describes the mapping of the Sercos information model to OPC UA so that functions and data of Sercos devices are made available and accessible via OPC UA.

November 05, 2014

PLCopen publishes packaging standards

PLCopen and OPC Foundation created an open standards ecosystem that simplifies the communications of packaging machines with other plant systems and the business enterprise.

RACO releases AlarmAgent.info SaaS App for OPC Connectivity
October 13, 2014

RACO releases AlarmAgent.info SaaS App for OPC Connectivity

AlarmAgent.info makes a system OPC-compatible, enhancing its existing real-time reporting features by sharing data communication with HMI / SCADA software and third-party customized applications.

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OPC publishes papers from Summit
October 30, 2012

OPC publishes papers from Summit

Presentations from the inaugural OPC Technology Summit have been made available for download at its web site.

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January 31, 2012

Open Automation Software announces SCADA website

Site promotes OPCSystems.NET as the complete SCADA solution for Enterprise Business Applications.

October 25, 2010

OPC Foundation Announces OPC .NET 3.0 (WCF) For OPC Classic

This API will enable users of OPC Classic to leverage the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) technology, facilitating the transfer of data securely through firewalls.

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April 11, 2010

ISA publishes Online ISA Directory of Automation

This valuable resource—the top purchasing guide in the automation field—is available to ISA’s members from a link on the ISA homepage.

March 08, 2010

Automation, Systems, and Instrumentation Dictionary

No technical library is complete without this comprehensive dictionary covering the entire vocabulary of automation, systems, and instrumentation. This authoritative fourth edition contains the latest trends in industrial instrumentation and automation. References relevant to ISA and IEC standards are included throughout, along with illustrations to enhance the definitions of more difficult terminology. With CDROM.

Integration Objects releases free OPC Server testing tool
October 20, 2009

Integration Objects releases free OPC Server testing tool

OPC Server Simulators include both an OPC DA/HDA server and an OPC A&E server simulator, allowing users to test any third party OPC Client application using simulated data and messages.

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July 21, 2009

OPC Lab Certified Products

The OPC Foundation has created a special page to highlight the vendors and products that have exceeded the expectations of the end users through their commitment to quality. The products listed on the certification page identify those products that have been certified at the highest level at the OPC independent certification test lab at Ascolab in Erlangen, Germany. The products that have been certified through the certification test lab are clearly the products that end users should check first when making purchasing decisions. If your vendor has not yet certified their product at the certification test lab, encourage them to do so. Certification ensures the highest quality products are available for multivendor plug-and-play interoperability

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April 21, 2009

OPC Product Certification

By OPC

The OPC Certification Program provides a process where OPC vendors can verify the correct operation of their products with a series of tests developed by OPC Foundation. There are two Levels of Certification; “Self Tested” and “Compliance Certified.”

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March 30, 2009

MatrikonOPC offers DCOM issue Analyzer for OPC

Analyzer is a free utility used to find common OPC problem areas and backup important OPC-related files.

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