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President’s Welcome

Every season here at the OPC Foundation brings something new and exciting to look forward to. Now with the summer months winding down, we here at the OPC Foundation are anticipating a great many more events and the continuation of all our important collaborative work. As we head into August and September we look forward to the next stops on the 2017 North America Seminar tour and you lucky readers still have the opportunity to see us there!

Do you Understand OPC?

In an interview with IEN Europe magazine, Stefan Hoppe, Global Vice President OPC Foundation, talks about independent standards for safe industrial communication and the requirements of Industry 4.0.

Upcoming Events and Training

The event schedule for the months of September and October are particularly busy for the OPC Foundation. Events will be hosted in Taiwan, USA, Canada, and Germany. Plus we are putting on a series of cannot-miss webinars. Come meet us and get trained or get involved!

Safe Line Automation with OPC UA

When automating flexible, modular production lines, equipping them with safety technology has traditionally been a costly and time-consuming process. The new Safe Line Automation concept from B&R combines OPC UA and openSAFETY technology to reduce this effort to a minimum.

Waste Water Treatment in the Cloud [App Story]

What do Krüger A/S, water/wastewater treatment plants, Java, and Amazon Web Services have in common? OPC UA of course! Read this Application Story to learn how a dockerized OPC UA server uniquely scales itself per customer demand.

OPC UA in, OPC UA out: Reduced Effort for Analytics

About 80% of a typical analytics project is spent on non-value-generating tasks. Instead, using OPC UA as an information model significantly reduces these efforts, meaning more time can be spent analyzing data and applying algorithms to ultimately optimize production.

FDT & OPC UA Empower a Single Approach to Integration

The era of digital transformation is taking shape with FDT’s native integration of OPC UA providing information modeling and ongoing advancements through FITS™ for Sensor-to-Cloud and Enterprise-wide Connectivity

Enabling Data Access from Web Services via OPC UA

Did you know you can integrate web services data into an OPC UA server? Think of the possibilities. Now this data becomes available to OPC UA clients and therefore your control systems in your plant. Read the Case Study.

Ease the Transition to IoT Connectivity

Are you ready for a world with 50 billion connected devices? That’s where it’s all headed with the Internet of Things by the year 2020. So how do you connect existing assets to the cloud to gain all of the benefits of the IoT? OPC UA is the key enabler for this transition.