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Migrating from OPC Classic to UA Seamlessly

    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 Extends PRTG Monitoring Software with OPC UA

      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.

      Protecting Your OPC UA Data & More with Store & Forward

        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 – Product News Q3 2023

          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.

          Deploy SIOTH® OPC UA Universal Server in Minutes

            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.

            Reduced Programming Time with OPC UA and PackML

              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.

              Released: OMRON Controller with OPC UA as Standard

                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.

                Takebishi DeviceGateway Clean Energy Visualization

                  Data generated in electricity production facilities is based on a wide variety of specifications and can come in many different formats depending on the controller, PLC model, or machine manufacturer from which it originates. The DeviceGateway by Takebishi can connect hundreds of different types of machinery to any cloud platform via OPC UA.

                  Matrikon – Product News Q2 2023

                    (1) Learn the top 6 benefits of OPC UA Reverse Connect, and how it is utilized by the Matrikon Data Broker with its FireBridge functionality. (2) Modbus users can now use Modbus Adapter for Matrikon Data Broker to enhance their Modbus infrastructure with advanced OPC UA-based functionality. (3) Finally, Matrikon is offering a DCOM Checkup Service to remotely inspect a customer’s OPC infrastructure and assess potential DCOM risks.