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President’s Welcome – March 2024

    Good morning, good afternoon, good evening – wherever you are in the world! This latest newsletter is addressing EU regulations like Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) and the OPC UA Security Conference to provide lots of answers. But please learn more about the new demo on the Digital Battery Passport (DBP), news about Digital Twins and DataSpaces and other topics like upcoming working groups like AI.

    Unlocking the Power of OPC-UA

      Utthunga unveils an exclusive preview of the pre-released version of the book, “Unblocking The Power of OPC UA,” authored by a quartet of distinguished experts renowned in the OPC UA domain.

      Matrikon – Product News Q4 2023

        News this month from Matrikon includes: cross-firewall communications via UA Reverse Connect; how CP-Chem tackled enterprise-wide OT data visibility using OPC UA and Matrikon Data Broker; forthcoming embedded Flex (eFlex) SDK for powering eTSN and UA FX implementations; plus a new user community forum.

        President’s Welcome – June 2023

          Welcome to this edition of OPC Connect.
          Still to this day people only think of OPC UA merely as a secure protocol to move information. It is so much more than that. It is a modeling language in cloud applications and digital twins. It is capable of file transport (since 2009). We have started three new joint working groups in June alone; two more will be started in July. There’s a lot more going on with OPC UA than meets the eye…

          Field Level Communications Corner – June 2023

            The existing concepts of UAFX with the focus on Controller-to-Controller (C2C) are being extended to also support the Controller-to-Device (C2D) use-cases including the various factory and process automation application areas, such as motion control, field instrumentation, and distributed I/O.

            President’s Welcome – March 2023

              Good morning, good afternoon, good evening – wherever you are in the world!
              I am thrilled and hopefully you are also excited reading this new edition full of amazing news from the OPC Foundation – the world’s largest ecosystem for industrial interoperability.

              Getting The Most from Your OPC UA Investments in 2023 and Beyond

                You have made significant investments in your industrial control systems to leverage the many benefits of OPC technology over the years. Rip and replace to evolve with technology is not a good or economical option for running systems, but over time you need to move to OPC UA for the benefits of security, resilience, single common infrastructure, expanded functionality and more.

                Exploring Plug & Play Cloud-Neutral Solutions using OPC UA

                  Cloud computing has become increasingly popular in various industries in recent years due to its scalability, cost-effectiveness, and flexibility. However, migrating legacy systems to the cloud can be challenging, especially when dealing with different service providers and their proprietary interfaces. One solution to this problem is using OPC UA as a cloud-neutral communication protocol.

                  President’s Welcome – December 2022

                    Good morning, good afternoon, good evening – wherever you are in the world!
                    The highlights from 2022 were significant: from the field to the cloud and back again, OPC UA is solving evermore data integration challenges. Our areas of focus in 2023 include bringing clarity to the confusion surrounding standardization, harmonizing our information models, driving OPC UA competency in other markets, and exhibiting OPC UA at a myriad of events. Thanks for reading!

                    Use-Cases for OPC UA Methods, Pub/Sub, & Companion Specs

                      By now, we expect that most readers have probably used or explored using the OPC UA standards. What you may not realize is the power available to you in other parts of the OPC UA standard. In this article we will cover the 3 functionalities we are seeing most often: Methods, Pub/Sub, and Companion Specifications.