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OPC Foundation

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OPC Foundation



OPC is the interoperability standard for the secure and reliable exchange of data in the industrial automation space and in other industries. It is platform independent and ensures the seamless flow of information among devices from multiple vendors. The OPC Foundation is responsible for the development and maintenance of this standard.

OPC Foundation is the interoperability standard for industrial automation. The standard is a series of specifications developed by industry vendors, end-users and software developers that define the interface between clients and servers, as well as servers and servers, including access to real-time data, monitoring of alarms and events, access to historical data and other applications.

The standard has evolved over time. For instance, with the introduction of With the introduction of service-oriented architectures in manufacturing systems came new challenges in security and data modeling. OPC Foundation developed the OPC UA specifications to address these needs and at the same time provided a feature-rich technology open-platform architecture that was future-proof, scalable and extensible.

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