The OPC UA C++ SDK from Softing Industrial has received a major update and now supports OPC UA Pub/Sub via MQTT. The new implementation supports both the widely used MQTT version 3.x and the new version 5.0. The OPC UA C++ SDK is available for Windows, Linux, and VxWorks.
Off-the-shelf solutions have emerged that help manage data acquired from OT systems via OPC and visually transform it into JSON files that seamlessly interface with destination systems like REST Web services, thereby harnessing the benefits of this powerful data format with out the risks and long-term costs of custom code.
TAKEBISHI offers powerful DX (Digital Transformation) solutions for smart factories via OPC servers that provide connectivity with a wide range of devices and services. This article focuses primarily on their new and refined OPC server: DeviceXPlorer OPC Server Version 7.
In the landscape of industrial automation, OPC has served as the cornerstone for communication between devices and systems. The once-revolutionary OPC Classic protocol, while robust in its time, now encounters challenges in the face of modern industrial requirements. That’s where migrating to OPC UA comes in.
Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server, a new product extension for PRTG, is designed to help OT teams get monitoring data from network components and the IIoT into their supervisory and control systems. The most important benefit of bringing the network components into an OT overview is to have all important monitoring in a centralized tool.
Version 5.30 of dataFEED OPC Suite from Softing Industrial offers two new features: an OPC UA tunnel to increase security for OPC Classic communication plus support for InfluxDB databases.
Store & Forward is a term for technology that recognizes when non-local storage locations are not available, and locally stores data in a persistent data store, and forwards that data on to the remote location when it is available again. For example, DataHub can log to ODBC databases, historians, or cloud destinations.
Matrikon Data Broker (MDB) v2.3 makes it easier than ever to manage large OT data address spaces and makes more data types available for sharing enterprise-wide and to the cloud. Also, read a case study to learn how Chevron Phillips Chemical utilizes MDB in their infrastructure.
SIOTH®, short for Smart IoT Highway, is a secure integration platform for unifying and structuring disparate and multiple IT and OT data sources. Using the graphical environment of SIOTH® platform configurator, a multi-protocol OPC UA Server can be built in a matter of minutes. This generates the OPC UA Universal Server.
This October, OMRON’s NJ/NX series with OPC UA will support the OPC UA Companion Specification for PackML. Standardizing equipment makes it easy to integrate production systems and helps shorten the preparation time to production.
In April of this year, OMRON released its NX502 automation controller, a new product in the NJ/NX series that has an OPC UA Server as a standard feature. The NX502 integrates control, information, and safety, helping speed up all processes from commissioning through to operation and maintenance.