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Microsoft and BMW Launch Open Manufacturing Platform

Microsoft Corp. and the BMW Group announced the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) initiative to enable faster, more cost-effective innovation in the manufacturing sector. The OMP will be compatible with the existing Industry 4.0 reference architecture, leveraging the industrial interoperability standard OPC UA.

OPC UA Will Help #empowerthefield

The intelligent utilization of data and information from field devices can unleash a vast optimization potential hidden in plants. OPC UA provides a standardized communication including semantics, which could be used to simplify the set-up, scalability, aggregation, and usage of vertical communication paths.

OPC Foundation Announces New President

Stefan Hoppe has been elected President and Executive Director of the OPC Foundation after Thomas J. Burke nominated Mr. Hoppe as his successor. The OPC Foundation congratulates Mr. Hoppe on his new role as President and Executive Director and Mr. Burke on his transition to Marketing Strategy Officer and looks forward to the start of a new area under their leadership and counsel.

OPC Foundation Adds Three New Members to its Board of Directors

The new Board members include Dr. Bernhard Eschermann, CTO of ABB Industrial Automation Division, Dr. Juergen Weinhofer, Vice President of Common Architecture and Technology for Rockwell Automation, and Fabrice Jadot, Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation and CTO, Industry Business, at Schneider Electric.

OPC Foundation and VDMA Co-Organized Symposia First-Ever in India

OPC Foundation, together with VDMA, organized its first symposia, “Shop Floor to Top floor: OPC UA –Platform Enabler for Industrie 4.0” in Pune and Bengaluru on October 22 and 23, respectively. Partners for the symposia included Microsoft, SAP, Beckhoff Automation, and Utthunga Technologies.

Call for Sponsors – 2019

The OPC Foundation has put together an exciting marketing calendar for 2019. We are offering members the opportunity to become sponsors of certain programs and events. As you are well aware, these events give you and your company a platform to showcase your products and to evangelize the OPC UA technology.

OPC Foundation Welcomes Volkswagen as 600th Member

The OPC Foundation welcomes Volkswagen, the German car manufacturing major as an OPC Foundation member. The OPC Foundation is also pleased to announce record membership growth with Volkswagen being the six hundredth active OPC Foundation member.