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Winning the battle for interoperability

In a special-to-the-web article for OPC Connection, OPC specialist Eric Murphy presents his thoughts on what it will take to achieve the mission of true interoperability.

01/16/2007

What is OPC in 2010? It is all about the tag

OPC Is Three Letters That Are a lot of Things to a lot of Different People, but What It Really Boils Down to Is Moving Data and the Tag

01/28/2010

Waste Not, Want Not

Monitoring Wastewater Assets with OPC

06/12/2008

Unified architecture – The future of OPC

With its eye on the future, the OPC Foundation has preserved all the work that has gone before and embarked on the creation of the Unified Architecture as a way of adjusting to the ever-changing Microsoft world.

12/28/2004

Trans-Domain Technology Proliferation

Trans-Domain Technology Proliferation Best Describes What OPC Is to Many Industries

10/01/2008

There’s OPC in Them There Oil Fields

Companies are using OPC connectivity to overcome challenges oil coaxing.

12/17/2007

The Straight Scoop on OPC and Security

What You Need to Know about OPC-UA and OPC-Xi

10/05/2010

Safe and Secure with OPC Technologies

Learn about the Security Features the OPC Portfolio Offers Reducing the Risk to Control System Integrity

07/26/2010

SCADA deployment using OPC

Integrators must differentiate between a plant-based OPC mentality and SCADA applications when attempting to apply industrial standards to SCADA-based implementations.

08/01/2005

Real-time asset management and OPC

Used as a standard technology platform from which to build real-time applications and practices, OPC can ultimately lead to an immediate impact on your bottom line. This article discusses how OPC can be applied in an industrial setting to help improve your asset management practices.

08/04/2005

Real Time for Maintenance Savings

Reduce Costs with CBM and OPC Real-Time Data

07/29/2009

OPC: Standardizing Integration of Security and Energy Management

OPC Standards Play a Major Role in Accessing and Integrating Energy Management Data

10/14/2010

OPC, Modbus and Fieldbus, Oh my!

Just as Dorothy and her companions each had unique characteristics, end users are faced with a multitude of protocol choices for use in the heart of their industrial process: their communications network.

03/30/2007

OPC – A decade of success by any standard

OPC specialist Eric Murphy brings the latest in OPC technology and specifications, and his thoughts on where the technology is headed, to OPC Connection, our new Site Resource for the OPC community.

08/10/2006

OPC tunneling increases data availability

OPC has quickly become the de facto open communication standard in the world of industrial connectivity. However, shortcomings in operating system components, particularly the security layer (DCOM), can lead to data loss.

09/27/2005

OPC security – better safe than sorry

OPC specialist Eric Murphy brings the latest in OPC technology to OPC Connection. This month, he presents important aspects to consider when addressing security in OPC and the process industry.

09/11/2006

OPC maximizes object-oriented systems

Control devices for passing data from one OPC DA server to another have gotten smarter and have more to say, making it easier for vendors, OEMs, machine builders and end users to communicate with them.

12/28/2004

OPC is Hard and Gooey

What are the differences between discrete and process type manufacturing?

07/24/2007

OPC for process historian data optimization

OPC not only provides a standardized mechanism for collection of real time process data, it also enables multi-vendor historical analysis solutions that help maximize return on process history investments.

08/25/2005

OPC as the network glue

Industrial Networking columnist, Ian Verhappen, addresses open process connectivity (OPC) and how you can use different flavors of it depending on the application and system requirements.

03/22/2006