OPC gains steam from members

The OLE for Process Control (OPC) movement is picking up speed as new members join and others create increasingly varied specification-compliant solutions. Many were showcased at ISA Expo/98.

12/01/1998


The OLE for Process Control (OPC) movement is picking up speed as new members join and others create increasingly varied specification-compliant solutions. Many were showcased at ISA Expo/98.

  • SST (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) introduced its OPC (ActiveX for Process Control) servers for Microsoft's Windows CE and Windows NT. SST's solution is an in-process OPC server maximizing data throughput. These OPC servers are provided with SST's interface cards for ControlNet, DeviceNet, Profibus, and Data Highway Plus. The cards are available in a variety of computer architectures.
    For more information, visit www.controleng.com/info .

  • Wonderware Corp. (Irvine, Calif.), a unit of the Siebe Intelligent Automation division, demonstrated its new OPCLink process control connectivity software. OPCLink allows FactorySuite 2000 to act as an OPC client and enables communications with in-process and out-of-process OPC servers. OPCLink uses the OLE for Process Control (OPC) open communications protocol to allow access to OPC servers as data providers for all modules within Wonderware's FactorySuite.
    For more information, visit www.controleng.com/info .





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