The MatrikonOPC/OPC Foundation presented webcast "OPC Unified Architecture (UA) - A Higher Level Overview” provides attendees with an overview to the new OPC Unified Architecture Specification.
This webcast will provide attendees with an overview to the new OPC UA specification and how it differs from “classic OPC”. This webcast will explore what the vision of OPC UA is and how OPC has evolved since its conception. The main teaching point of this webcast is to discuss the past of OPC and what the future of OPC holds.
Whether you are an advanced user, or just starting out, this webcast will provide you with a theoretical introduction to the OPC Unified Architecture specification.
Main teaching points:
- Vision of OPC UA
- Main application of OPC UA
- Why the change to OPC UA is required
- Understanding how Security is implemented in OPC UA
- Differences in server address space configuration in OPC UA compared to “classic OPC”
OLE for Process Control (OPC) is a technology designed to bridge applications and process control hardware. It is an open standard that permits a consistent method of accessing field data from plant floor devices. This method remains the same regardless of the type and source of data. Therefore, end users are not bound to a single vendor for their data architectures.