Kepware® Technologies releases KEPServerEX® 5.10 with new ABB TotalFlow communications driver, additional support to the Electronic Flow Measurement (EFM) option, and EFM support to the Fisher ROC and ROC+ drivers for the Oil & Gas industry. Kepware also made enhancements to its entire library of communication drivers covering all industries and enhanced the KEPServerEX communications server platform to streamline management and diagnostics of devices.
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Business Intelligence (BI) describes the result of in-depth analysis of detailed business data from various systems. MatrikonOPC discusses how OPC UA offers the promise of unifying individual business units into true enterprise-wide solutions.
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The Top Server BACnet OPC Server from Software Toolbox monitors chiller data on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to cool circuits when proton beams collide. The software provides chiller status information to a custom Linux-based application used to avoid costly shutdowns.
The OPC Unified Architecture standard significantly expands the use case scenarios for OPC technology. Softing outlines a number of application examples that take advantage of the benefits OPC UA offers over Classic OPC, including embedded in an injection molding machine, in energy monitoring via the Internet, and in an off-shore wind farm.
Eighteen companies successfully tested about 120 OPC products at the week-long European Interoperability (IOP) Workshop, an event sponsored by the OPC Foundation and OPC Europe, and hosted by Siemens AG this past October in Nuremberg, Germany. The focus of this year's event was the interoperability testing of OPC Unified Architecture (UA), accompanied by OPC Data Access (DA), Alarms & Events (A&E), Historical Data Access (HDA), and XML-Data Access.
At the recent OPC Technology Summit, safety and security issues featured prominently in several of the presentations. OPC UA has a critical role in delivering secure, safe and certified solutions.
Speaker after speaker outlined technology benefits and solutions, calling OPC UA “the glue that binds innovative devices together.”
MatrikonOPC™ has expanded the functionality of its OPC Excel Reporter software by adding support for Microsoft™ Office 2010.
Softing, leading provider of conformant OPC development tools, has announced the availability of a new version of its industry-leading OPC UA .NET Development Kits.
Software Toolbox, a leading supplier of industrial automation software, will be releasing OmniServer Version 2.8 this month, the latest upgrade to its universal data acquisition software featuring support for CSV import and export functions and several user interface enhancements.
There is a growing demand for process data beyond the shop floor. Cogent Real-Time Systems discusses how a cloud system, properly implemented, can provide process data to key people in the company or along the supply chain at data rates and latencies in milliseconds.
Using a communications driver from Kepware Technologies, a data integration company monitors more than 200,000 physical signals in an e-commerce data center to manage energy load information for delivery to Rocky Mountain Power.
Fourteen vendors successfully tested 22 OPC products at the three-day Asian Interoperability (IOP) Workshop, an event sponsored by the OPC Foundation and hosted by the OPC Japan Council this past June in Tokyo, Japan. The focus of this year's event was the interoperability testing of the following OPC technologies: OPC Data Access (DA), Alarms & Events (A&E), Historical Data Access (HDA), and OPC Unified Architecture (UA).
Tom Burke, President of the OPC Foundation, discusses the business value OPC UA presents for interoperability and information integration for the oil and gas industry.
Improving upon their value to the oil and gas industry, Kepware is introducing a new EFM (Electronic Flow Measurement) Exporter Plug-in with two new associated communication drivers, and a new Wellsite Information Transfer Specification (WITS) Level 0 Driver.
Cogent Real-Time Systems offers two innovative technologies, Cogent DataHub® and DataHub® WebView™, yielding a powerful, easy-to-use web-based HMI with unlimited data and client connections, priced at under $3,000.
The OPC Foundation announces the appointment of Thomas Hahn, Siemens AG, to the Board of Directors. Mr. Hahn is the chief software expert inside Corporate Technology for Siemens AG. Since joining Siemens in 1986, Mr. Hahn has held a number of roles, including his most recent as head of product development for the Siemens SIMATIC engineering system, TIA Portal.
Several automation suppliers discussed integration of OPC UA during OPC Day Europe on May 16. Endress + Hauser shared its vision to use OPC UA to connect the communications infrastructure, while Siemens introduced the SIMOCODE pro intelligent motor management system that features an ARM chip supporting an embedded OPC UA server.
Using GENESIS64™ software from ICONICS, equipment suppliers can create fully animated intelligent 3D models that can be provided for no cost with their equipment. The software employs OPC UA as a core technology to enable Machine Builders to develop smart symbols and advanced graphics with complex-data objects.
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