Fast OPC Implementation by the Experts

The Softing engineering team performs OPC projects for customers based on more than 20 years of OPC expertise. It implements OPC functionality into customer-specific products and applications, using the leading Softing OPC toolkits. As a result, the OPC implementation becomes ready-to-use in the fastest possible way. Plus, there is no need for assigning rare development resources to understanding the complex OPC specifications and for spending a long time to establish an in-depth OPC knowledge. OPC projects are available for both OPC Classic as well as for OPC UA (Unified Architecture) implementations.

OPC projects performed by Softing have been rated very positively in every respect by the customers. As a result of the shown development performance, Softing has been chosen by the OPC Foundation as the main contractor for individual software maintenance services, e.g. regarding the compliance test tool or the OPC UA ANSI C and .NET stacks.

Development of Customer-specific OPC Solutions

The experts at Softing are available for implementing OPC solutions according to specific customer requirements. This development is based on the Softing OPC toolkits, resulting in a reduced implementation effort and an optimum software quality. As a result, the time-to-market for customer-specific OPC products is reduced to a minimum.

OPC Projects Addressing Individual Customer Needs

OPC projects at Softing typically are performed in several steps, starting with the collection of the most critical requirements in a checklist. A non-binding assessment session as well as a face-to-face kickoff meeting contribute to the successful OPC development.
The Softing experts have top-level experience for selecting suitable OPC specifications, optimal architectural options as well as fitting development tools. Upon request, the OPC projects may also include customer-specific developer-to-developer consultancy on design, development, optimization and test of customer-specific OPC-enabled products. OPC pre-certification and certification support are available from Softing as well.
OPC projects may also address porting the various Softing OPC Client and Server toolkits to customer-specific operating systems and hardware platforms.

Proven in a Wide Range of Applications

Many automation providers and end users trust and rely on Softing’s OPC expertise. Thus thousands of OPC end customer products already have been developed using the Softing OPC toolkits, including Softing’s own products. It proves their capabilities, functionality and performance every day in a vast range of applications in many vertical markets and all around the world.


OPC From OPC Data Access to OPC Unified Architecture

The latest edition of the OPC Book provides an excellent overview of the fundamentals, implementation and application of standardized data exchange via OPC. A key focus is on the new OPC generation – OPC Unified Architecture – that allows for platform-independent data and information exchange.

  • Comprehensive Overview of OPC
  • Detailed Introduction to OPC UA
  • Tools and Demo Programs

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Comprehensive Overview of Specifications and applications

The OPC Book provides an introduction to all OPC Specifications released by the OPC Foundation, from the very first to the most recent. OPC stands for Openness, Productivity and Collaboration, symbolizing the new possibilities opening up in automation technology. In addition to the fundamentals of OPC, the book discusses the implementation of OPC servers and clients, and presents application possibilities and examples. This gives readers a comprehensive overview of OPC technology and application areas.

The New OPC Generation – OPC Unified Architecture

A key focus of the book is on the OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA). The new OPC generation allows service oriented, multivendor, and cross-platform capable data and information exchange. Among the most important subjects here are the specifications of this Windows-independent technology, the OPC UA application possibilities, the development of OPC UA products for Windows, Linux and VxWorks operating systems, and the migration from OPC Classic to OPC UA. The book provides a solid foundation of knowledge for readers to build and use products supporting OPC UA in automation.

Tools and Demo Programs on CD-ROM

The included CD-ROM contains demo versions of a variety of OPC servers and OPC tools. It also provides several demonstration programs for development, commissioning, testing, and for the simulation of OPC clients and servers. Another major part of the CD-ROM is dedicated to OPC UA introductory videos and presentations. The comprehensive content makes it easy for readers to get started with OPC Classic and OPC UA.



  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals - Classic OPC Specifications, OPC Unified Architecture, Companion Standards, OPC Compliance Testing
  • Implementation - Base Technologies and Architecture Concepts, Implementation of Classic OPC Components, Implementation of OPC UA Components
  • Application - Classic OPC Product and Application Samples, Aspects of Use of Classic OPC Products, OPC UA Product, Samples, Performance

Summary and Outlook

Scope of Delivery

OPC Book with CD-ROM

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