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President’s Welcome

    Welcome to this edition of the OPC Connect newsletter. Hannover 2018 in April was a smashing success, as was the recent OPC Day Europe. Everywhere you looked OPC UA was prominently displayed and being demonstrated showing commitment to OPC UA technology.

    Certification Corner

      Welcome to the Certification Corner, let me introduce myself, I’m Alexander Allmendinger the Test Lab Director of OPC Foundation accredited European Certification Lab. Compliance Director Paul Hunkar and I will provide you an update on certification.

      Practical Security Guidelines for Building OPC UA Applications

        Practical security recommendations for building OPC UA Applications provides both application guidelines and an overview of the OPC UA security concept itself, and how to use it. As industrial systems use networking and digitalization, new security challenges that are created need to be tackled systematically.

        Updates from Matrikon [Sponsored]

          Matrikon has released a series of e-books and webinars covering such topics as “How to use OPC UA Information Modeling to Maximize the Value of Your IioT/I4.0 Products” and “OPC UA vs. Classic OPC – Why Switch and How to Get Started”.

          Companion Specs Drive IIoT Adoption – from Beeond [Sponsored]

            IIoT is not just a buzzword, but a real phenomenon that is being driven by standards organizations like OPC Foundation, OMAC and AMT. Both the PackML and the MTConnect companion specifications include standard OPC UA information models so that all machines look and act the same.

            Namibia Breweries Ltd Leverages OPC and Software Toolbox [Sponsored]

              Namibia Breweries Ltd. (NBL) has a long history of success in a tough environment at their Windhoek, Namibia location. Keep reading to find out how they use off-the-shelf OPC UA solutions and their team’s intellectual know-how and creativity to empower their manufacturing success.

              Updates from Softing [Sponsored]

                With the new OPC UA .NET Standard Development Toolkit, Softing Industrial presents an additional powerful tool for developing OPC UA Servers and Clients. Its advantages include integrated security functions and cloud support.

                President’s Welcome – April 2018

                  The months of April and May are shaping up to be a momentous time for the OPC Foundation. We will be exhibiting at Hannover Messe, Hall 9 – Booth A11, at the end of April for which excitement has grown to a fever pitch.
                  The long-anticipated OPC UA PubSub standard has been released expanding even further the breadth of applications for our technologies.
                  Finally, membership in the OPC Foundation has reached an all-time high due to demand from the industry for OPC UA enabled products. Is your company a member?
                  Please enjoy this edition of OPC Connect!

                  OPC Foundation Announces OPC UA PubSub Release

                    PubSub enables further adoption of OPC UA at the deepest levels of the shop-floor where controllers, sensors, and embedded devices typically require optimized, low power, and low-latency communications on local networks. It is also is relevant for cloud connected architectures.