Certification News

Certified products in this issue include ICONICS’ GENESIS64 SCADA, version 2.0 of Matrikon’s embedded OPC UA Server, Prosys’ Java SDK, and Unified Automation’s C++ SDK.

New Products

New products in this issue of OPC  Connect include updates to an OPC server, OPC training, OPC integration into business integration tools, and all-in-one OPC… Read More »New Products

Green paper producer gets even greener through data-driven initiative powered by Kepware

by Kepware Technologies

Having recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, Cascades was involved with recycling well before recycling was in style. Cascades Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, employs over 2,200 people within 17 manufacturing and converting facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Cascades owns and operates 17 paper machines, nearly 90 converting lines and eight integrated de-inking units. Using Kepware’s KEPServerEX, Cascades now supports communications across all of its 17 plants, 17 paper machines, and nearly 90 converting lines with just one piece of software. Engineered to support the OPC standard and over 150 different protocols, KEPServerEX allows Cascades to communicate with virtually any machine on its plant floor and access data without restrictions…

OPC-UA enabled smart devices drive intelligent water management

by Silvio Merz

Decentralized, independently acting embedded controllers can form an intelligent network for the control of potable water and wastewater plants. OPC-UA is a powerful technology to establish secure and standardized M2M interaction at these plants…

Compliance Corner

by Nathan Pocock, Director of Compliance

2014 was another successful year for OPC Certification, and 2015 looks to be even busier. Lab availability for testing vendor products in the first quarter 2015 is filling up fast.