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President’s Welcome – September 2020

A warm welcome,
“Don’t let this Welcome Article start with Covid 19 again,” was my first thought. But in the end, the pandemic is THE issue that affects our entire business the most: Most trade shows have been cancelled or postponed to the middle of 2021, yet I have the feeling that we are all concentrating more on our daily work and that things will be solved faster.

Avoid Misconceptions: OPC UA and Weighing

Users of OPC UA Companion Specifications benefit from easy integration and interoperability. As an early adopter of the OPC UA Companion Specification for Weighing, METTLER TOLEDO has gained experience developing clients that support fast, functional OPC UA communication and offers insight into this experience in a new white paper.

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.

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

4 Ways Microsoft Drives Openness in Industrial IoT

Open standards are fundamental to how we break down barriers to innovation, flexibility, and efficiency. By standardizing interfaces and information, we can promote interoperability in factories throughout supply chains and across entire enterprises.

OPC and Building Automation

Most people would immediately associate the OPC and OPC UA communication protocols with industrial automation. For the most part, that perception hasn’t entirely changed, but the evolution of related software solutions has provided a reason to consider OPC technology as part of a more comprehensive automation strategy.