The rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine has created a dramatic shift in the way the public and life sciences organizations view the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals. In a recent Q&A with Pharma Manufacturing, Nathan Pettus, president of Emerson’s process...
OPC .NET 3.0 is New Name for OPC Xi
In case you haven't seen this news yet, the OPC Foundation has renamed OPC Xi to OPC .NET 3.0 (WCF). Let's call it OPC .NET 3.0 for short. It's the same client/server connectivity standard and functionality for the process industries that I've been describing as OPC...
Secure, Firewall Friendly Communications
One of the issues with the proven OPC standard has been the communications between OPC client and OPC server when a firewall separates them. The cyber-security challenges that process manufacturers face were not envisioned in the original release of the OPC...
EDDL Supports Automatic OPC Server Configuration
Emerson's Jonas Berge is an active member in the ISA SP104 committee, responsible for advancing the Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL) standard (also known as IEC 61804-3.) You may recall Jonas from earlier EDDL posts. This standard creates interoperability...
Understanding Software Architecture, Integration and Security in Automation
While at the recent ISA Expo 2007, I had the chance to listen to Emerson's Jonas Berge's presentation on software for automation. Jonas is an active member in the ISA SP104 committee. This committee is responsible for advancing the Electronic Device Description...
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