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.
OPC Foundation Announces December OPConnect Newsletter:
The OPC Foundation and Automation World released the December 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 5, 2012. The PowerPoint presentation and Webinar Recording are now available for download.
OPC UA ISA-95 Companion Specification Release Candidate Available for Download and Comment:
The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the OPC UA ISA-95 Companion Specification Release Candidate. This Companion Specification, which is the deliverable from the OPC UA ISA-95 Working Group, is available for download and comment by members and nonmembers at OPC UA ISA-95 Companion Specification.
OPC Technology Summit 2012 Presentations:
The presentation slides from the OPC Technology Summit held last week in Orlando, Florida are available for download.
OPC Foundation Announces Working Group for OPC Information Model development for BACnet:
The OPC Foundation would like to announce a new working group for the creation of a companion specification that describes an OPC UA information model for BACnet. This is a joint working group with BACnet Interest Group Europe e.V. and OPC Foundation.
Many vendors already provide classic OPC Servers for BACnet. In addition to the missing object oriented capabilities in classic OPC, all OPC Servers have a vendor specific representation of BACnet objects in the OPC Server address space.
OPC Foundation Announces Version 4.0 of OPC .NET extending OPC Classic:
Scottsdale, AZ September 11, 2012- OPC Foundation Announces Version 4.0 of OPC .NET: The OPC Foundation announces the update of its OPC .NET code to version 4.0. Both client and server code is available for download. The client code is available to the general public, while the server code is available to OPC member companies.
OPC .NET 4.0 Downloads available here.
Amended and Revised Bylaws Approved by Membership:
The OPC Foundation Members have voted and approved the Amended and Revised Bylaws. Voting ended on July 20, 2012 and the new bylaws were put into effect. Those bylaws are available for review here.
OPC Foundation Announces New Board Member:
The OPC Foundation announces the appointment of Thomas Hahn, Siemens AG, to the Board of Directors. Mr. Hahn was unanimously elected by the OPC Foundation Directors to replace Reinhold Achatz, who resigned his seat after accepting a new position with ThyssenKrupp AG. Dr. Achatz, formerly of Siemens AG, was a charter member of the OPC Foundation Board, joining the organization in 1997.