Thomas Burke, President & Executive Director, OPC Foundation
OPC Foundation

The OPC Foundation is the world’s leading community for interoperability solutions based on OPC communication specifications that deliver universal connectivity.

  • International: OPC UA is Standard IEC62541 570+ Members Worldwide
  • Security: Integrated „by Design“ - Analyzed by the BSI
  • Scalable: Sensor to the IT cloud
  • Independent: Vendor, Operating System Industry and Language
  • Transport independent: TCP / HTTPS / UDP / AMQP / MQTT / Extensible

The mission of the OPC Foundation is to manage a global organization in which users, vendors and consortia collaborate to create data transfer standards for multi-vendor, multi-platform, secure and reliable interoperability in industrial automation.

Thomas Burke, President & Executive Director, OPC Foundation

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OPC Foundation

World’s leading community for interoperability solutions

The OPC Foundation is the world’s leading community for industrial interoperability solutions based on OPC communication specifications that deliver universal connectivity. The mission of this community of vendors, end-users, integrators, and educators is to advance the development, adoption, and certification of OPC products.

Education, awareness, and adoption of the OPC specifications

OPC is the interoperability standard for secure, reliable, and platform-independent information exchange. It provides open connectivity by defining an interface between clients and servers, as between servers and other servers, for different fields of applications.

With 577 member companies today, the OPC Foundation promotes education, awareness, and adoption of the OPC specifications through global compliance and collaboration programs. As the official source for the OPC Certification Program, the OPC Foundation helps ensure that OPC products plugand- play in real-world applications. For more information, visit www.opcfoundation.org.

MTConnect and OPC to Update MTConnect OPC UA Companion Specification

MTConnect Institute and OPC Foundation to Update and Revise MTConnect OPC UA Companion Specification The MTConnect Institute and the OPC Foundation have formed a Joint Working Group (JWG) to update and revise the MTConnect-OPC UA (Unified Architecture) Companion specification. “The existing MTConnect-OPC UA companion specification established a uniform information model for integrating the two standards,” said Tim Shinbara, Secretary of the MTConnect Institute and Vice President of Technology at AMT–The Association For Manufacturing Technology. “Both standards have been enthusiastically embraced in the industry, and a shared philosophy of interoperable standards is more important now than ever.”

Stefan Hoppe
Stefan Hoppe
Global Vice President
Verl, Germany
Thomas J. Burke
Thomas J. Burke
President & Executive Director
Ravenna, Ohio, USA