President’s Welcome – June 2022

A warm welcome to you all,
An incredible amount has happened in the last few months. I’ll start immediately to give an overview. There are multiple changes to the Board of Directors, including a new Chairperson. Trade show activities have ramped up from 0 to 100. And collaboration is top-of-mind with more announcements to come later in the year.

Collaboration Corner – June 2022

The OPC UA “Global Positioning” joint working group has been created together with AutoID (AIM) and omlox (PI). The OPC UA “Power Consumption Management” working group has been created together with ODVA, PI, and VDMA. And a webinar covering OPC UA and Industrial 5G was held on June 22.

Field Level Communications (FLC) Corner – June 2022

OPC UA FX (Field eXchange) Release Candidate 3 has been published. Join our webinar on July 12-14 to learn more. Together with Avnu, ODVA, CLPA, and PI, a common test plan for TSN has been announced. Also, the UAFX multi-vendor demo made its premiere at Hannover Messe.

OPC Foundation Announces Product Marketplace

The new OPC Marketplace lets you easily search for OPC-enabled products that meet your needs. Whether you are looking for products that implement a particular Companion Specification, or belong to a particular device category: feature filters enable quick sorting of available products.

Compliance Corner – June 2022

Test-case automation has been keeping pace with OPC UA specification releases to make it easy for vendors to build OPC UA-enabled products and ensure compliance. To that end, the OPC Foundation has built an online product catalog of products for end-users to search.

Achieving Interoperability for Process Automation Systems

What is the Open Process Automation Standard (O-PAS) and why is it a future requirement for industries? What role does OPC UA play in the O-PAS Connectivity Framework? Learn more and get all of your burning questions answered.

OPC UA Compliance for Industrial Interoperability

OPC UA is committed to compliance in order to realize “The Industrial Interoperability Standard”. In this article, Omron will introduce you to the services for checking compliance, the certification test items, and the topic of the certification test.

DeviceXPlorer OPC Server Ver.7 will be released in 2022

Takebishi will launch its first new major upgrade of DxpSERVER in 3 years, which is planned for release at the end of 2022. The current series Ver.6 was released in 2019 with minor improvements being made along the way.

Embedding OPC UA into Your Product – Made Easy with SDKs

Are you a software coder or embedded programmer looking to add an OPC UA client/server into the software or hardware you are developing? The creation of your customized OPC UA product can be done fast and easily with OPC UA Software Development Kits (SDKs) from Softing.

Matrikon – Product News Q2 2022

Matrikon has released Data Broker 2.0 including a demonstration in collaboration with Microsoft Azure at the 2022 Hannover Messe. Also at Hannover, Matrikon FLEX v5 featuring OPC UA PubSub over MQTT was demonstrated. Finally, prepare yourself for Windows DCOM security changes coming in 2023.