OPC - OPC UA as the link between automation and IT worlds
A total of 190 participants from 16 countries were able to catch up on OPC
UA technology as well as its distribution and application. A pre-conference provided information about the OPC UA technology and its benefits: experts gave presentations on interoperability in data and information exchange that is independent from the manufacturer, operating system and language, in conjunction with integrated security functions and access rights to a wide range of information models.
The main conference kicked off with a keynote speech by Prof. Detlef Zühlke, DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), on the subject of Industry 4.0 and standards. "Industry 4.0 needs OPC UA" was his theme. An analysis of participant feedback revealed Prof. Zühlke's comprehensive keynote as the most valuable contribution of the conference.