OPC UA: 5 Things Everyone Needs To Know
February 2009 marked the final release of the OPC Unified Architecture (UA) Phase One Deliverables. The more people hear about OPC UA, the more questions that seem to arise. What exactly is OPC UA and what does it mean to me? When will products be ready? Can my people implement it and should they be doing it now? Not to mention questions about security, scalability and backwards compatibility.
OPC UA covers a wide range of topics and functionality, but what people really want to know is: What is it, how does it help me, and where can I get it? These questions are best summed up in the five things everyone needs to know about OPC UA.