Now, more than ever, industrial firms need to make sense of vast quantities of data having a critical impact on their performance. To support the variety
of applications necessary today, information must be delivered with context so it can be understood and used in various ways by a variety of people.
Growing adoption of the Industrial Internet
of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 is also driving requirements for open and secure connectivity between devices and edge-to-cloud solutions.
Organizations that deploy the OPC Unified Architecture (UA) will be able to better leverage plant floor-to-enterprise communications as a vehicle to participate in IIoT applications. OPC UA is a standard for moving information vertically through the enterprise of multi-vendor systems, as well as providing interoperability between devices on different industrial networks from different vendors.
This whitepaper provides a brief overview of the key features of OPC UA and a comparison with the legacy OPC Classic standard, and outlines the motivation for upgrading to OPC UA based on a managed, secure and seamless migration path.
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