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OPC Foundation

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Editorial archive;

OPC UA sees record growth in adoption 13/03/2017
In 2016 OPC UA experienced record growth in adoption, with industry analysts now forecasting that adoption will exceed 120 million installations by the end of 2017. Full Story...

Communication cooperation continues apace 30/01/2017
Suzanne Gill reports on the latest networking and communication protocol developments. Full Story...

TE Connectivity joins the OPC Foundation 25/09/2016
Connectivity and sensors company, TE Connectivity, has joined the OPC Foundation, a vendor-independent non-profit organisation which drives the development, maintenance and promotion of Openness Productivity Connectivity – Unified Architecture (OPC UA).  Full Story...

A vendor-unifying communication standard 10/05/2016
Suzanne Gill spoke to automation vendors involved in the development of OPC-UA solutions to gather their thoughts on the technology and where it fits into their industry offerings. Full Story...

OPC Foundation and CLPA sign Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate communications in machine to IT systems 03/05/2016
Digitalisation in all areas of industrial automation requires consistent communications across all levels while using Internet technologies, both inside and outside of the factory, for example to cloud-based services. The OPC Foundation and the CLPA hope to achieve this by developing an interface specification with harmonised access. Full Story...

OPC UA and POWERLINK set to provide seamless communication from sensors to the ERP layer 30/11/2015
OPC Foundation and Ethernet Powerlink Standardisation Group (EPSG) have announced that they are set to create a solution to integrate communication from the sensor layer to the ERP layer – without the need for any interfaces. Full Story...

OPC Foundation certifies zenon OPC UA server 23/10/2012
COPA-DATA was one of the first providers to introduce a fully-developed OPC client in July 2009. A year later, the integration of the OPC UA server into zenon followed. This has now been certified by the OPC Foundation. Full Story...

OPC simplifies integration of process vision, quality control systems 08/03/2010
Logicpark, a Swiss engineering and system integration company, recently used the OPC DataHub from Cogent Real-Time Systems to network an ABB quality control system to a new Viconsys process vision system at the Kimberly-Clark production facility in Niederbipp, Switzerland. Full Story...

OPC specification for ADI gets Malvern thumbs up 23/10/2009
Malvern Instruments has welcomed the release of the first OPC analyser device integration (ADI) specification. The UK headquartered company was one of the founding members of the working group established in 2008 to develop a common method for data exchange and an analyser model for process and laboratory systems. Full Story...

OPC Foundation announces Frankfurt workshop 01/09/2009
The OPC Foundation is offering 40 attendees training in C++ and .NET development when it holds a Unified Architecture Developers’ Workshop in Frankfurt on September 22-24. The course is designed for developers and architects who plan to develop an OPC UA Server or Client. Full Story...

OPC targets pharmaceutical industry 20/02/2009
The OPC Foundation has released the draft Analyzer Devices Integration (ADI) Specification, providing the pharmaceutical industry with a common method for data exchange for analyser data models for process and laboratory analysers. The specification was developed as a logical extension of the OPC UA specifications and serves as an information model for analyser devices. Full Story...