OPC UA (Unified Architecture)

Overview

OPC UA stands for OPC Unified Architecture. It is an extensible, platform-independent standard that enables the secure exchange of information in industrial systems.

Many people are familiar with the older DCOM-based OPC, now called OPC Classic.

How is OPC UA different than OPC Classic?

In the industrial software world, many vendors have added support for OPC UA, sometimes in addition to OPC Classic.

TopView for OPC UA

TopView Alarm and Notification Software (v6.37 and later) supports OPC UA.

TopView’s initial support for OPC UA will include the Data Access specification (DA) which is the ability to monitor the current value of “tags”. This is the same specification supported by our current TopView OPC/SCADA product which supports OPC Classic.