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Compliance Corner

Certification Corner

    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.

    OPC Foundation InterOp Europe Workshop: Count Me In!

      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.

      Compliance Corner

        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.

        Compliance Corner

          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.

          Certification News

            Certified products in this issue include ICONICS’ GENESIS64 SCADA, version 2.0 of Matrikon’s embedded OPC UA Server, Prosys’ Java SDK, and Unified Automation’s C++ SDK.

            Compliance Corner

              by Nathan Pocock, Director of Compliance

              2014 was another successful year for OPC Certification, and 2015 looks to be even busier. Lab availability for testing vendor products in the first quarter 2015 is filling up fast.

              Compliance Corner

                By Nathan Pocock, Director of Compliance

                In our last newsletter we reported a high number of test failures. Products are generally passing Compliance, Interoperability, and Usability on first attempt; application crashes and resource leaks continue to be the cause of most failures. In response, we released Certification Resource Efficiency Testing to provide step-by-step guidance on how to conduct high quality robustness, recovery, and stress testing within your own lab environment.

                Certified OPC products are ideal for production use because they have been tested by the OPC Foundation Certification Test Lab for compliance, interoperability, usability, but most importantly: robust error handling and recovery that will provide years of reliable operations, greatly reducing the costly risks of unavailability and/or shutdown.