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New OPC UA-based OT/IT Integration Solution

    With the new edgeAggregator, Softing offers a flexible, container-based solution for managing complex system architectures in OT/IT integration all the way to edge and cloud applications, featuring OPC UA integration.

    Further Expansion: Takebishi and ICONICS Partnership

      Takebishi Corporation is honored to announce that we have reached an agreement with ICONICS, Inc. to be a global sales partner of Takebishi from September 2022 onwards. Especially in Americas and EMEA regions, ICONICS will be a primary sales partner of Takebishi.

      OPC Foundation Announces Product Marketplace

        The new OPC Marketplace lets you easily search for OPC-enabled products that meet your needs. Whether you are looking for products that implement a particular Companion Specification, or belong to a particular device category: feature filters enable quick sorting of available products.

        DeviceXPlorer OPC Server Ver.7 will be released in 2022

          Takebishi will launch its first new major upgrade of DxpSERVER in 3 years, which is planned for release at the end of 2022. The current series Ver.6 was released in 2019 with minor improvements being made along the way.

          Embedding OPC UA into Your Product – Made Easy with SDKs

            Are you a software coder or embedded programmer looking to add an OPC UA client/server into the software or hardware you are developing? The creation of your customized OPC UA product can be done fast and easily with OPC UA Software Development Kits (SDKs) from Softing.

            Matrikon – Product News Q2 2022

              Matrikon has released Data Broker 2.0 including a demonstration in collaboration with Microsoft Azure at the 2022 Hannover Messe. Also at Hannover, Matrikon FLEX v5 featuring OPC UA PubSub over MQTT was demonstrated. Finally, prepare yourself for Windows DCOM security changes coming in 2023.

              Connecting PLCs to Various Software Packages with OPC UA

                Multi-vendor installations of secure production systems corresponding to the international standard OPC UA are spreading. This article introduces an example of the OPC UA products that are used in these systems and the various software packages to which they can be securely and easily connected.

                Efficient OPC UA applications with TwinCAT

                  A fundamental challenge of Industrie 4.0 and IIoT applications is the secure, standardized exchange of data and information between devices, machines and services – even across industries. OPC UA is the industry standard for manufacturer- and platform-independent communication and it can be used extremely efficiently with TwinCAT software from Beckhoff.

                  Matrikon – Product News Q1 2022

                    Matrikon offers two whitepapers regarding OPC Classic. The first discusses security in general and the second discusses the changes coming to DCOM security in 2023. Also Matrikon FLEX v5 supports OPC UA PubSub over MQTT.

                    OPC UA Publisher/Subscriber in Cloud-Based Solutions

                      One of the hottest new trends in OPC UA is Pub/Sub (Publisher/Subscriber) technology. On November 16, 2021, the Finnish Society of Automation (FSA) hosted the OPC Day Finland 2021. Watch the recording here. Then, learn how to connect to Azure or AWS IoT Core using OPC UA Pub/Sub.