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Collaboration News

    Collaboration has been and continues to be the cornerstone of success for the OPC Foundation. Developing solutions for many vertical markets is the vision of the OPC Foundation. When open standards are adopted across verticals, all users benefit. For example, that effort continues today to extend OPC UA beyond industrial automation into new territory like healthcare. And in industrial automation, that goal is furthered by collaboration with associations like CSIA.

    Product News

      New announcements include an updated visualization package from ECG, a new OPC server version from Kepware, an OPC firewall from Phoenix Contact, a new HMI/SCADA from Progea, and Windows 10 support from both Softing and Unified Automation.

      President’s Welcome

        Welcome to the June 2015 edition of the OPC Connect newsletter. There are so many great things that are happening in the world of OPC Unified Architecture. OPC UA is getting international recognition as the interoperability platform for everything related to industrial automation, plus other domains, and the system solution for the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0.

        Open Shared Source Code and Specifications Program

          The OPC Foundation opens the doors to facilitate increased adoption of OPC Unified Architecture technology beyond industrial automation! The OPC Foundation is implementing an “open shared source” strategy…

          OPC UA in the Reference Architecture Model RAMI 4.0

            The German Industrie 4.0 platform, consisting of ZVEI, VDMA, and BITKOM, has jointly reached important milestones in the standardization of Industrie 4.0. The first version of a reference architecture model for Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0) which precisely describes Industrie 4.0-compliant production equipment, has been developed. OPC UA is listed as the one and only recommendation for realizing the ‘communication’ layer.

            The Future is Already Here

              OPC UA paves the way for the implementation of new concepts with increased vertical and horizontal data integration, and opens the door to industries requiring seamless data logging. Supporting use in both PCs and embedded systems, OPC UA technology allows the implementation of solutions that move intelligence from the supervisory control systems to the local components.

              OPC Seminar Tour in North America

                Join us at one of six events that will be held this autumn across North America. These seminars will focus on the rich feature set of OPC UA and the unique ways these features are put to use in real applications.

                OPC News of IIoT, Industrie 4.0, New Materials

                  OPC Foundation has news of OPC UA’s role in Industrie 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things. And announces a new OPC UA brochure, new videos, and provides news from CERN on OPC UA in the Large Hadron Collider.

                  OPC News from Hanover Fair and OPC Day Europe

                    The OPC Foundation has attended or hosted a number of events recently: Exhibiting in the OPC Foundation booth at Hanover Fair, Exhibiting in the Microsoft booth at Hanover Fair, Conducting a press conference at Hanover Fair, Hosting an OPC Day in Europe, and Conducting an Interop in Phoenix, Arizona.

                    OPC UA and MDIS Complete Successful Interoperability Test

                      The MDIS network just completed a very successful interoperability test (IOP) in Amsterdam at its June meeting. The goal of the testing was to verify the information model and to gain experience with the implementation requirements associated with the OPC UA Subsea to DCS interface communication.