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Industrial Strength Automation
The move to deploy network connected
devices is gaining steam. It is now possible to access a variety
of devices in the field, in your pocket, on your wrist, as well as
where you work and live. The number of platforms is increasing
rapidly and mashup services like ITTT are now able to automate devices
from multiple vendors. However, this drive to a connected world
is missing a map that describes how these island of automation are
related. While web standards such as HTTP and Json provide a
common technology platform, they do nothing to make sense of the
data. This may not be a problem if you are only trying to turn on
your porch light. But for intelligent automation and energy
management of more complex facilities and device networks, a way to
unify device data is needed.
In order to understand how devices are related to the world and to each other, one needs to create an information model. An information model defines types and objects and their inter-relationships. For example, ASHRAE’s Facility Smart Grid Information Model allows one to describe how many devices that may be independently connected to the internet can be unified. The OPC Foundation’s Unified Architecture uniquely supports information modeling, provides a secure way to connect widely distributed devices, and is already widely used in industrial automation. It is now time to introduce the IoT world to OPC UA and provide industrially tested integration techniques.
Developers should also attend: OPC UA Developers Summit
April 23 - April 24, 2015 in NY.
Specifically designed to help engineers starting the process of
producing an OPC UA enabled devices, gateways, and clients. The
OPC UA Developers Summit is a two day training course that discusses
product functionality, implementation approaches, product design, and
testing, plus gives an in-depth review of OPC UA specifications.
Cost of registration is $395.
Register now for this event at: http://www.openopcua.org/Events/NY-April2015.html
Organized by Grid Cloud Systems and OpenOpcUa.org
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