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.
The OPC UA protocol standard was initially developed to expand and evolve. Recently, the concept of Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) in conjunction with OPC UA is being discussed more and more in the automation industry.
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.
Microsoft has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Honeywell, Mitsubishi, Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider, Beckhoff, Harting, and Leuze showing the Microsoft “Connected Factory” via 40 OPC UA enabled demo walls in their International Technology Centers.
See who’s on board with OPC UA. Testimonials from Sercos, CC-Link, PROFINET, EtherCAT, IO-Link, Powerlink, and CAN in Automation are featured here on why each organization is partnering with the OPC Foundation.
In other words: It is not a question of OPC UA vs. MQTT vs. AMQP… it is a question of OPC UA over what transport is best. MQTT and AMQP are options. Also, not quite on the OPC UA bandwagon? Read this White Paper.
Microsoft has announced their contribution of an open-source, cross-platform OPC UA Global Discovery Server (GDS) to the OPC Foundation. The greatest value of an OPC UA GDS deployment is its certificate management capability thereby simplifying security.
Samsung Electronics, one of the largest manufacturers in the world, becomes a Corporate Member to enable an interoperable Industrial IoT edge platform in its manufacturing infrastructures, powered by the OPC UA framework.