Exiting Speech by Stefan Hoppe

Just attended a very interesting conference by DAU at the Chr. Hansen site just north of Copenhagen. The key speaker was Stefan Hoppe from OPC-Foundation Europe and he was really interesting to listen to. By the way, he is also product manager by Beckhoff Automation.

 

The most important stuff was:

 

  1. Siemens is, contarary to what i thought, one of the biggest contributors to OPC-UA. Very strange to me, as the guys from Siemens I normally speak to are just the opposite. I guess it is a big company and you have to be patient.
  2. You can transfer files with OPC-UA
  3. AD-Hoc model changes can be propagated between units.
  4. There are UA-Servers with extremely low footprint, able to run on very small devices.

 

SAP is also taking part in the UA movement.