Standards groups sign Memorandum of Understanding
The OPC Foundation and CAN in Automation (CiA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Hannover Fair that will allow the two organizations to collaborate in the development of specifications, white papers, guidelines and processes that provide the infrastructure necessary for the two organizations to promote system wide interoperability.
The OPC Foundation and CAN in Automation (CiA) have agreed to collaborate in the development of specifications, white papers, guidelines and processes that provide the infrastructure necessary for the two organizations to promote systemwide interoperability. Deliverables from the collaboration between the two organizations are designed to benefit the members of both of the respective organizations in the pursuit of developing and achieving information integration across a multitude of domains.
Thomas J. Burke (left), president and executive director of the OPC Foundation, and Holger Zeltwanger (right), CiA managing director, signed a memorandum of understanding at Hannover Fair in which both organizations agree to closely cooperate in the development and marketing of shared deliverables to foster interoperability.
The OPC Foundation is a nonprofit international standards organization dedicated to providing the best specifications, technology, certification and process to achieve multivendor, multiplatform, interoperability for moving data and information from the embedded world to the enterprise. The OPC Foundation developed the OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) as the infrastructure and solution for the Internet of Things (IoT) and is domain-independent.
The CiA international users' and manufacturers' group established in 1992 develops the internationally standardized CANopen technology. CiA also specifies application programming interfaces (API) as well as middleware-mappings to CANopen.
CAN in Automation (CiA)
- Edited from a joint OPC Foundation and CAN in Automation press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering industrial networking stories.
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