Welcome to the Certification Corner, let me introduce myself, I’m Paul Hunkar, the Director of Compliance and Certification for the OPC Foundation. This repeating addition to the newsletter will be where we will talk about what is new or important in OPC Foundation Certification.
2016 seems to be the year of certifying embedded UA Servers. Several other embedded UA products are also scheduled for testing. OPC UA is truly cross-platform. Embedded UA products have long been promised and are now a reality. Do you have an embedded device that needs to be certified?
Certification continues to be prominent feature of OPC UA because it provides a high level of assurance that a product complies with the specifications. It assures the product is interoperable, robust, reliable, and efficient with resources. It is without surprise why users, organizations, and standards bodies are adopting OPC UA.
A first-person impression of an OPC InterOp: This workshop is “the event” for testing OPC products for interoperability. Vendors can test and debug their products against one another for not only interoperability, but also compliance and reliability. IOP workshops also provide an ideal opportunity to learn about OPC technology and to interact with industry-leading experts.
Is your product one of the 108 products Certified by the OPC Foundation? Certified product prove they are ready for production environments as they demonstrate compliance, interoperability with other vendors’ products, robustness, graceful recovery from bad communications, and don’t over-consume vital system resources.
2015 is all about Certification and this year has started well, with 8 products certified in the OPC Foundation Test Lab in the first 8-weeks. This is exciting. Certification demand is definitely on the increase from end-users, companies, and other organizations. The value of certification is simply too great to overlook. OPC Foundation Corporate Members receive FREE Certification testing as a membership benefit.