Cybersecurity remains a top concern for process manufacturers around the globe. This is due to the fact that threats are increasing, automation and IT staffs are demanding comprehensive security, regulations and standards are emerging, and proactive measures are being...
Windows Communications Foundation
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...
Video Presentation on OPC Xi and OPC Classic Interoperability
Update 2: OPC Xi is now called OPC .NET 3.0. Update and bump: I want to thank Randy Kondor for giving me permission to add the architecture pictures to the post below! Original post: Reading through my RSS feeds this morning, I came across this post, OPC UA and Xi for...
Upcoming OPC Xi Events and Available Downloads
Update: OPC Xi is now called OPC .NET 3.0. Original post: It's been a while since I've shared an update from Emerson's Lee Neitzel on the OPC Xi standard. If you're not familiar with this new addition to the OPC Foundation's family of communications standards, here...
OPC Xi Builds on Process Manufacturing Communication Standards
Update 2: OPC Xi is now called OPC .NET 3.0. Original post: In the Control magazine article, Playing Well with Others, Editor in Chief Walt Boyes describes how process analyzers can use OPC Xi and OPC ADI to better communicate with control systems. These...
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...
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