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Field Level Communications Corner – Mar 2024

    The FLC (Field Level Communications) Initiative is in the process of launching a second project phase as completion of the Controller-to-Controller (C2C) Minimum Viable System (MVS) approaches. The FLC Initiative’s Project Phase 2 will focus on the Controller-to-Device (C2D) use-case, and will operate for a term of 4 years.

    President’s Welcome – Dec 2023

      This time my greeting does not start with a thoughtful look at crazy things happening in the world of standardization -but with something unexpectedly very pleasant. In preparing for the SPS trade fair, we noticed that the first OPC UA workgroup meeting was held on 3-7 November 2003 and that we were, therefore, celebrating 20 years of OPC UA standardization. We quickly bought confetti cannons and had a lot of fun at the OPC Foundation booth. Actually, come to think of it, it was crazy!

      Field Level Communications Corner – Dec 2023

        Over 40 participants have participated in the kick-off meeting of a new working group to develop an I/O Device Profile for OPC UA. Finally, the FLC Initiative will start phase 2 of the project at the beginning of 2024 with a focus on Controller-to-Device (C2D).

        President’s Welcome – Sept 2023

          Good morning, good afternoon, good evening – wherever you are in the world!
          OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) connects machines with each other, machines with services, and also services with each other. The LADS Hack-a-thon event in Waldbronn, Germany, further showed me that OPC UA connects people also!

          OPC Welcomes Procter & Gamble as its 900th Member

            A leading consumer goods company, P&G is also a global leader in the smart manufacturing domain through its efforts to drive innovation by using digital technologies, including OPC UA, in a concept they call “constructive disruption.”

            Digital Twin Consortium and OPC Foundation Announce Liaison

              The Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) and the OPC Foundation have worked closely in several open-source reference implementation projects on GitHub and have agreed to collaborate even closer to accelerate the development and adoption of digital twin-enabling technologies.

              FLC Corner – March 2023

                At this year’s Smart Factory and Automation exhibition in Seoul, the OPC Foundation showcased its new multivendor UAFX-based C2C interoperability demonstration. Also, the Foundation is working with TIACC on a TSN test specification working group to further development of an interoperable ecosystem of TSN-compliant devices.

                OPC Foundation Updates – December 2022

                  The OPC Foundation is proud to announce, and congratulates, those elected to Board seats for 2023-2024. OPCF also welcomes the launch of the “.NET User Group” initiated by three companies represented on the OPC Foundation Board of Directors: ABB, Microsoft, and SAP. Plus: join OPCF at trade shows and events in 2023 with our Call-for-Sponsors.