It is an honor and I am happy to send you my first “President’s Welcome” greeting! We all are pleased to announce that OPC UA is omnipresent in magazine articles, industry fairs, manufacturer events, conference contributions, social media, and more. OPC UA is rightly being called the key or enabler for Industrie 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the various initiatives from the USA (IIC), China (Made in China 2025), Korea (Manufacturing Industry Innovation 3.0), Japan (Industrial Value Chain Initiative) and others. I am therefore looking forward to the exciting times ahead and working together with you.
Join the OPC Foundation and a host of co-presenters at the World Interoperability Conference, held in conjunction with Hannover Fair. This watershed event takes place April 1st in Hall 19/20 Room New York from 12:00 – 15:30. It is free of charge to attend, but pre-registration is required.
Welcome to the Compliance Corner. We are proud to announce the OPC Foundation has certified its first product ever for an OPC UA Companion Specification Information Model. In this case, MDIS. Other updates here include results from our most recent InterOp and plans for the Conformance Test Tool (CTT).
Intel recently rejoined the OPC Foundation to participate in the OPC UA Field Level Communication Steering Committee and help develop specifications that will enable OPC UA to seamlessly communicate with field devices. We view OPC UA as well positioned to provide communications solutions for smart manufacturing as well as other verticals.
The Process and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) is the most important document used for designing and building a plant. The DEXPI initiative has developed a data format that supports the move from a document-centric to a data-centric approach -with the help of an OPC UA companion specification.
Meeting demanding challenges at scale for machine-to-enterprise communication is a challenge faced in many industries. To solve their challenges, a Fortune 500 industrial gas and chemical delivery equipment manufacturer successfully deployed a fully compliant OPC UA based system for communication with its huge base of legacy, mission-critical systems
The intelligent utilization of data and information from field devices can unleash a vast optimization potential hidden in plants. OPC UA provides a standardized communication including semantics, which could be used to simplify the set-up, scalability, aggregation, and usage of vertical communication paths.
The latest release of Cogent DataHub adds support for the MQTT standard. The DataHub gateway can now connect your operations data gathered from OPC UA devices to MQTT-enabled systems. This helps with the integration of edge devices across a wide variety of industries around the world.
Integration Objects announced the release of its OPC UA Server for Databases. It allows for simultaneous connections to multiple databases such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, Microsoft Access, Wonderware Historian, etc.