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Regional Report Japan – March 2021

    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.

    Regional Report China – March 2021

      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.

      Field Level Communications (FLC) Initiative Reaches Milestone

        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.

        OPC Foundation Welcomes Emerson to Board of Directors

          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.

          OPC Foundation & ECLASS Collaborate for M2M Interoperability

            The goal of this cooperation agreement is to combine the power of the OPC UA and ECLASS (formerly eCl@ss) standards to better enable M2M interoperability via seamless communication of data and semantics using a standardized set of interfaces.

            FLC: Controller-to-Controller Release Candidate in Sight

              It is planned to have the initial release candidate specifications available by the end of October for controller-to-controller use-cases. These form the foundation for extending the features and functions to also cover controller-to-device use-cases in the second specification release planned for 2021.

              II4IP: OPC UA Project Develops Cross-Sector Standards

                The project “Interoperable Interfaces for Intelligent Production” (II4IP) aims at the development of cross-industry OPC UA standards. Interfaces for machines and components in the form of “OPC UA for Machinery” are being created based on the currently available sector-specific OPC UA standards as well as those currently in development.