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OPC UA Integration with JSON Data Formats

    Off-the-shelf solutions have emerged that help manage data acquired from OT systems via OPC and visually transform it into JSON files that seamlessly interface with destination systems like REST Web services, thereby harnessing the benefits of this powerful data format with out the risks and long-term costs of custom code.

    Matrikon – Product News Q4 2023

      News this month from Matrikon includes: cross-firewall communications via UA Reverse Connect; how CP-Chem tackled enterprise-wide OT data visibility using OPC UA and Matrikon Data Broker; forthcoming embedded Flex (eFlex) SDK for powering eTSN and UA FX implementations; plus a new user community forum.

      Digital Transformation Platform for Smart Factory

        TAKEBISHI offers powerful DX (Digital Transformation) solutions for smart factories via OPC servers that provide connectivity with a wide range of devices and services. This article focuses primarily on their new and refined OPC server: DeviceXPlorer OPC Server Version 7.

        Migrating from OPC Classic to UA Seamlessly

          In the landscape of industrial automation, OPC has served as the cornerstone for communication between devices and systems. The once-revolutionary OPC Classic protocol, while robust in its time, now encounters challenges in the face of modern industrial requirements. That’s where migrating to OPC UA comes in.

          President’s Welcome – Sept 2023

            Good morning, good afternoon, good evening – wherever you are in the world!
            OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) connects machines with each other, machines with services, and also services with each other. The LADS Hack-a-thon event in Waldbronn, Germany, further showed me that OPC UA connects people also!

            Compliance Corner – September 2023

              This month we released a new version of the Conformance Test Tool (CTT). This release provides initial testing of the OPC UA FX specifications with a target of eventually having between 90% and 95% of all OPC UA FX testing automated.

              Field Level Communications Corner – Sept 2023

                New UAFX specifications have been released, along with revisions to existing editions. The latest release of the Conformance Test Tool (CTT) now also supports initial testing of the UAFX information model. Plus, find us at many upcoming events, particularly in Asia.

                A Gateway Solution for Monitoring Water Treatment Facilities

                  For vital infrastructure like water supply facilities, availability and reliability are essential to successful water processing. Communication specifications for data from various vendors differ for each site, and across vast distances. Takebishi’s DeviceGateway harmonizes data from 320 different series of products like PLCs and sensors into OPC UA.

                  Paessler Extends PRTG Monitoring Software with OPC UA

                    Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server, a new product extension for PRTG, is designed to help OT teams get monitoring data from network components and the IIoT into their supervisory and control systems. The most important benefit of bringing the network components into an OT overview is to have all important monitoring in a centralized tool.