Major IoT vendors including AWS, Google Cloud, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, and SIEMENS leverage secure, standardized information exchange in edge-to-cloud applications based on OPC UA.
Each year the membership elects Board Members to serve a two-year term; staggered to elect half of the seats per election. In August a nomination request was sent to the membership for the five (5) seats up for election. Now concluded, we congratulate and welcome the directors, with a look towards working together in the coming years.
On November 23, 2021 the Clean Energy and Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) and the OPC Foundation launched the UA Cloud Library as an open-source reference implementation and Docker container for self-hosting, thereby reducing machine-to-cloud connection efforts.
First, the VDMA has founded a new centralized department focusing on OPC UA interface development as the basis for its umati initiative. Second, the latest addition to the OPC UA for Machinery Specification standardizes the status of all machines -harmonizing a previously heterogeneous set of solutions.
In the past few years, OPC UA has been growing as a major trend around the globe and becoming one of the primary solutions for industrial systems and companies. Last year, together with adapting to our new reality and transferring our workshops and events to the online format, Prosys started working on their first self-paced Introduction to OPC UA Online Course.
Matrikon shares product news on its OPC UA Tunneller, Data Broker v1.4, and its FLEX v5 -which now supports OPC UA PubSub over MQTT. Also available are virtual training courses; either instructor-led or self-paced.
IT/OT convergence and data/information integration from the shop floor to the top floor: Read more to learn how ICONICS and Mitsubishi Eletric are tackling these challenges and register for the ICONICS Connect 2021 hybrid event on September 30, 2021.
The OPC Foundation has expanded its support for learning institutions through its new OPC UAcademic program. New OPC UA training content donated by the OPC Foundation offers academic institutions ready-made course material for use in their curriculum.
More than 320 experts from over 60 OPC Foundation member companies have been contributing to the completion of the first release candidate (RC1) of the OPC UA FX (Field eXchange) specifications. Also, a beta version of the OPC UA Safety Stack software is now available for the 31 companies that collaborated to produce the code.
The OPC Hub ASEAN/Singapore has signed an MoU with Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic to promote awareness of OPC UA. In addition, an MoU with Singapore Industrial Automation Association has been established to promote awareness of OPC UA to the system integration and solution provider community.
The OPC Foundation Japan Council (OPC-J) held its first online OPC-Day Japan on December 10-11, 2020. The registered participants reached 690. This is 3.5 times more than the previous year.
The first seminar of the year took place in Guangzhou and the event was overcrowded with attendees. Also, a deepened cooperation has been initiated between OPC Foundation China and SUPCON, one of China’s leading automation component providers in the process industry.
The OPC Foundation’s Field Level Communications initiative has accomplished a significant milestone in the ongoing project by completing their initial release candidate with the focus on the Controller-to-Controller (C2C) use case. Download the Technical Paper here.
In addition to the Board, Emerson also joins the OPC Foundation Field Level Communications (FLC) initiative to drive a holistic approach to sensor and device level communications across process and factory automation industries.