Since it has been approved for Industrie 4.0, OPC UA has emerged as the protocol of choice for on-premise industrial data, and it seems a logical choice for many IIoT applications as well. Cogent uses their DataHub Transfer Protocol to tunnel it between off-premise endpoints.
KEPServerEX version 6.4 includes new data collection capabilities, improved data access, and seamless integration with both traditional and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) systems, enabling users to easily manage and monitor their plant floor.
What is the most important feature for any data logging client to have? At the end of the day, you are trusting a data logger to take your data and store it.
Rockwell Automation has included Softing’s toolkits for integrating OPC Classic and OPC UA in automation applications into its Encompass Partner Program.
In the latest version, the TwinCAT OPC UA Server includes a so-called “configuration namespace”, which permits the full remote configuration of all server features via a secure OPC UA channel. In order to ensure a graphical, easy-to-use frontend for the configuration namespace, Beckhoff provides a software plug-in package for Microsoft Visual Studio.
Prosys OPC and IOTech Systems Limited partner in providing OPC UA capabilities to EdgeX Foundry, a vendor-neutral open source project hosted by Linux Foundation that is building a common open framework for IoT edge computing.
Integration Objects announced the latest release of its OPC UA Wrapper product. The software that enables OPC UA clients and servers to communicate with COM/DCOM based OPC servers and clients, respectively.
There are five new products to announce this issue. First is RFID cloud connectivity enabled by OPC UA from Siemens. Next is IO-Link and OPC UA connectivity from Comtrol. Softing announces commercial licences for the open-source .NET OPC UA stack. Integration Objects introduces a proxy between OPC UA servers and OPC DA clients. Finally, Unified Automation has expanded their UaGateway with AMQP and MQTT capabilities.
New products this month include DataHub version 8 from Cogent; a new OPC UA SDK from Matrikon; an embedded OPC UA toolkit from Softing; safety plus OPC UA from B&R; and OPC UA communication for power supplies from Siemens.
This month’s new products include a new suite to send OPC UA information over MQTT, a Wrapper that converts OPC classic into OPC UA, native OPC UA implementation into a popular server, and a multi-protocol gateway with OPC UA capability.
Three new products with OPC UA capability are highlighted this month. The first is the Glance graphical visualization client from ECG that supports OPC. Second is the updated netIOT gateway from Hilscher that brings IT systems and OT systems closer together. Third is the eWON Flexy M2M router and gateway with OPC Foundation-certified OPC UA capability.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, when open this June, at 57 km will be the longest railway tunnel in the world. OPC UA was defined as the standardized interface between the tunnel management system and the electromechanical systems. Given the need to integrate sixteen different facilities from different suppliers, it was vital to use a platform-neutral, standardized and uniform protocol. This case study from Siemens is accompanied by a list of 11 of their products with OPC UA on board.