OPC in the News

OPC has been in the news recently.

Each year the embedded world Exhibition & Conference in Nuremberg offers the embedded OPC at embedded world (Custom)community the opportunity to obtain information about new products and innovations, enter into an exchange, and to develop and maintain valuable contacts. This year’s exhibition was the largest ever with 939 exhibitors from 38 countries.  OPC Foundation had a booth (pictured).

From the “Time Sensitive Networking Testbed” KUKA reports the use of OPC UA:

“The new IIC TSN testbed is an opportunity for KUKA to work with other industry leaders to prove standard technology for distributed real-time control systems as needed for edge cloud computing also known as ‘Fog Computing.’ We view TSN, combined with OPC UA Publish/Subscribe, as a core element to implement Industry 4.0 standards,” said Christian Schloegel, chief technology officer of the KUKA group.

ARC included OPC UA in “IIoT and Industrie 4.0, It Takes a Village.”

The OPC Foundation will be sponsoring or participating in these upcoming events:

Fiatech’s 15th Annual Conference & Technology Showcase April 4 – 6, 2016 Austin, Texas

Join thought leaders, subject matter experts, solution providers, and visionaries at Fiatech’s 15th Annual Conference & Technology Showcase in Austin Texas, April 4 – 6. Receive information on emerging solutions, increase visibility for your organization, develop beneficial relationships between you and key industry professionals, engage with leading solution providers at the technology showcase and bolster your competitiveness within the capital construction and facilities industry. The OPC Foundation President, Thomas Burke is presenting the business value proposition of OPC UA in the world of the Internet of Everything.

CSIA Executive Conference April 19 – 22, 2016 Puerto Rico

The annual CSIA Executive Conference is the highlight of the professional year, when over 500 system integrators and industry partners meet to network, hear outstanding speakers, share best practices, and learn about new products and services. In addition to strong educational programming, the Partner Industry Expo and Reception will showcase the latest products and services from industry supplier, manufacturer and service provider members.  The OPC Foundation President, Thomas Burke is attending the event and welcomes the opportunity to meet with attendees to talk about the world of OPC.

Hannover Messe    4/25/2016

This year OPC Foundation will show several highlights in Hall 9, Stand A11:

  • horizontal device to device communication via extended new Pub/Sub technology
  • the vertical communication “From Sensor to Cloud” with cloud solutions from Microsoft Azure, SAP Hana and Siemens
  • new demo wall with multiple OPC UA enabled devices and solutions
  •  get detailed Information about new released companion specifications from AutomationML, PLCopen, AutoID and how they influence to reduce engineering costs in the field

    Automation Conference & Expo 2016    5/24/2016 Chicago

Peer-to-peer education for industrial automation professionals in the process industries, discrete manufacturing and packaging. This popular annual event features over two dozen sessions exploring leading-edge technologies, strategies and solutions. See details here.
OPC Foundation supports the Automation Conference & Expo and will have a booth and presentations at this event.

OPC Day Europe 2016 hosted by IT2Industry    6/22/2016 Munich

In 2016 the OPC Day Europe will be held in parallel to the Show IT2Industry which is part of the Automatica in Munich. OPC Foundation has a 60qm booth showing new technology and showcases.

For events later in 2016, visit the OPC Foundation event page