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Connecting Your OPC UA Data Sources to the Cloud

Accessing various industrial data, especially OPC UA data sources, via RESTful web services has become increasingly necessary over the past decade. This guide explores how to easily connect RESTful web services and HTTP clients to OPC UA and related database data sources.

OPC UA, IIoT Integration Highlight Cloud-Based Offer

ICONICS, member of the Mitsubishi Electric Group, is very excited to announce its continuing partnership with Microsoft and the OPC Foundation and to offer its Suite as an Azure Marketplace Virtual Machine to quickly get an OPC-capable SCADA system up and running.

Fit for the Future with IP67 I/O and OPC UA

The WAGO I/O System Field is equipped with an OPC UA server, allowing OPC UA clients to use standardized methods to access the widest range of device info (e.g., parameter data, status information, measured values, statistics, identification and diagnostic data), as well as containers, depending on user rights.

Early Adoption of Administration Shell Based on OPC UA

The technological mapping between the Industrie 4.0 Asset Administration Shell and OPC UA opens up new possibilities for smart products and data-driven services in the usage phase. The already existing digital twin is now able to function as an OPC UA Server, which easily provides further product information, methods and basic OPC UA services.

Presidential Welcome – June 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, work at the OPC Foundation continues unabated and with unwavering vigor. There are many big news items to be found in this issue of OPC Connect: from Google Cloud joining the Foundation, to OPC UA Motion, to the Foundation working with Ethernet-APL, to extensions of the OPC UA Compliance Test Tool. Please, read more, and enjoy!

OPC Foundation Welcomes Google Cloud as Corporate Member

The OPC Foundation is proud to welcome Google Cloud as the latest addition to its 773 member community. The membership underscores Google Cloud’s commitment to openness and industry collaboration by using OPC UA to incorporate machine data into their data analytics and AI capabilities

OPC Foundation Joins APL Project Group

The OPC Foundation will support the development and promotion of an Advanced Physical Layer (APL) for industrial Ethernet, suitable for use in demanding applications and hazardous locations in the process industry.

OPC Foundation Announces New Director of North America

The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Clark as the Director of OPC Foundation North America. With over 30 years of experience, Michael Clark is internationally recognized in the process automation sector for his expertise in Industrial Control System (ICS) fieldbus protocols.

Collaborations: umati // EUROMAP // PROFINET

Three new updates are available on the collaborations front. First, the VDMA and VDW have joined forces to promote the use and dissemination of OPC UA standards under the umati label. Second, the EUROMAP Companion Spec for plastics and rubber machines based on OPC UA is released. Third, an OPC UA Companion Spec for PROFINET is released.