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OPC Foundation: The United Nations of Automation - Status and Roadmap

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OPC UA is omnipresent and is rightly called the key or enabler for Industrie 4.0, the Internet of Things IIoT and set in the various initiatives as a platform for secure exchange of information.

The OPC Foundation, a non-profit organization, acts as “The United Nations of Automation" where market leaders meet on neutral ground and act in 3 areas:

• Industrial Interoperability: open source, open specification and open certification labs
• Integrated security by design: for transport and accessing information – validated by experts
• Data Modeling – standardized data and interfaces is key for reducing engineering efforts

This presentation gives an overview on the current status and roadmap for OPC UA including the “OPC Field Level Communications” initiative but also looks into the future: By harmonization of information models the OPC Foundation is becoming the "world library of the description of industrial things".


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