OPC Foundation at Hannover Messe 2014:
Stop by the OPC Foundation booth to see the latest in OPC technology from our members.
Ascolab, BACnet BIG EU Group, BECKHOFF, HB-Softsolution, InduSoft, Kepware, MatrikonOPC, ProSys, Siemens, Softing and Unified Automation will be demonstrating their solutions. Find us in Hall 9, Stand A11.
Additional details on Hannover Messe 2014 may be found here.
OPC Foundation Announces OPC UA Part 12 - Discovery RC 1.02.38 Specification:
The OPC Foundation has released OPC UA Part 12 - Discovery RC 1.02.38. This Release Candidate specification is available to Members in the Downloads section.
Members are encouraged to submit feedback through the Mantis bug tracking system.
OPC Foundation Announces the Winter OPConnect Newsletter:
The OPC Foundation released the Winter 2013 issue of OPConnect. The newsletter can be found here.
OPC Foundation General Assembly Meeting Webinar:
The OPC Foundation conducted the annual General Assembly Meeting in a webinar on December 4, 2013. The PowerPoint presentation slides are now available for download.
OPC UA ISA-95 Companion Specification Released :
The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the OPC UA ISA-95 Companion Specification. This Companion Specification, which is the deliverable from the OPC UA ISA-95 Working Group, is available for download by members and nonmembers at OPC UA ISA-95 Companion Specification.
New versions of OPC UA For Devices (DI) and OPC UA For Analyzer Devices (ADI) have been released:
New versions of OPC UA For Devices (DI) and OPC UA For Analyzer Devices (ADI) have been released. DI is a companion specification designed for exposing and functionally grouping Device Parameters and Methods.
ADI is a companion specification for sophisticated Analyzer Devices like Spectrometers or Chromatographs.
John Bentham Joins OPC Foundation as Marketing Director:
The OPC Foundation announced that John Bentham had joined the OPC Foundation as the Director of Marketing. John, an 18-year veteran of high-tech industry, will be responsible for leading the marketing efforts for the OPC Foundation as they continue to be the standard bearer for interoperability in industrial automation.
"OPC UA adoption, product certification, OPC Foundation membership and expansion into new markets are four key objectives for the OPC Foundation in 2013 and 2014," said Thomas Burke, president and executive director of the Foundation. "I am excited to have John onboard and look forward to the leadership and ideas that he will bring to our organization to achieve these objectives. Having begun his career as a Software Engineer, John possesses the technical understanding necessary to establish and maintain a mutually beneficial rapport with our members."
John comes to the Foundation most recently from Dell in Austin, TX where he was the Director of Marketing for Enterprise Solutions Content. Prior to Dell, John headed the Global Marketing Communications Group for Avnet Design in Phoenix, AZ.
OPC Foundation Announces New Board Member:
The OPC Foundation announces the appointment of Dr. Juergen Weinhofer, Rockwell Automation, to the Board of Directors. Dr. Weinhofer was unanimously elected by the OPC Foundation Directors to replace Mr. Kenwood Hall, who resigned his seat after serving on the OPC Board for nearly five years.
MDIS Selects OPC UA as the MCS-DCS Protocol Standard:
The OPC Foundation, dedicated to ensuring interoperability in automation by creating and maintaining open specifications announces MDIS has selected OPC UA as the Master Control System (MCS) and Distributed Control System (DCS) protocol standard. The selection of OPC UA will provide secure and reliable data transfer for offshore oil and gas production.
5-Steps to Success with OPC Certification:
The OPC Foundation has witnessed significant interest in OPC Lab Certification. We have defined 5 simple steps to help you prepare your products for official certification testing using tools and documentation available to members. Download this paper today.