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A Few Things to Know about I4.0, Digital Transformation, and Connectivity

    How do we unleash a new level of innovation for small and medium-sized enterprises? Standardized information models and access to data are the key –standardization to the point that applications can be pre-built to recognize and use the information from an organization’s processes. ICONICS, a Mitsubishi Group company supports these standardization efforts.

    Exploring Cybersecurity and OPC UA for a Secure System Architecture

      This e-book focuses on OPC UA security concepts including but not limited to certificates and message signing, encryption and topics surrounding OPC UA security architecture in your system. It goes beyond that, though, by considering the broader environment in which OPC UA is used and recognizing that most of readers come from the operations technology (OT) space.

      Matrikon Q4 2021 News & Updates

        Matrikon releases a new whitepaper on an upcoming DCOP security update; announces month-long discounted pricing on its OPC Servers for PLCs; and provides its FLEX software with support for OPC UA PubSub over MQTT.

        President’s Welcome – September 2021

          A warm welcome to you all,
          I hope you enjoyed your summer vacation and had the opportunity to escape from work for a short while. So with renewed strength and refreshed spirit we can look forward to a productive, educational, and healthy autumn. Learn about the OPC Foundation’s activities in this issue of OPC Connect.

          President’s Welcome – June 2021

            Welcome,
            First of all, I invite you to join us June 8-10 for OPC Day International. This major event is not to be missed. In this issue we also have news from: the OPC UA FX Working Group; OPC Hub ASEAN/Singapore; the Ethernet APL Project; special news for higher learning institutions (OPC UAcademic); and so much more. Thank you for reading!

            OPC UA, Cybersecurity, and Smart Manufacturing

              Data from automation systems used to stay put. It was produced by sensors, PLCs, and recorders; stored on local OPC servers and databases; and accessed by a few skilled operators and engineers. Although highly secure, data access was limited. All of that is changing.

              President’s Welcome – March 2021

                Welcome to OPC Connect in 2021. While we could talk plenty about our past activities, even more exciting are our future efforts. To start, learn how we are working to help users avoid ‘cloud vendor lock-in’. Furthermore, later this year, we plan to release an IIoT Starter Kit. Four big virtual events are planned over the coming months including an OPC Day and a first-ever virtual InterOP. Thank you for reading, and we look forward to working together this year!

                ICONICS, OPC UA, and Digital Twins

                  One specific standard that has helped ICONICS to achieve its IoT goal more than any other standard over the years is OPC UA. ICONICS has created a ‘Digital Twins on Azure’ solution, built on Microsoft’s Azure platform, which provides virtual modeling capabilities for physical environments.