The Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture is a communication protocol and standard for data exchange from sensors to cloud applications. Among other benefits, it provides fully defined data models for over 60 types of industrial equipment. Its cross-platform approach ensures extensibility and interoperability over different hard- and software solutions. Originally developed by the OPC Foundation, the Unified Architecture is open source and widely adopted in the automation field. However, OPC UA reaches its limits when it comes to complex processes with real-time requirements.
The leading Manufacturing Data Platform Connectware is suitable for the first steps of digitization up to the Smart Factory transformation. In addition to universal shopfloor connectivity, Connectware creates a scalable data infrastructure for digital projects without limits. One single platform for all IIoT projects, independent of applications and vendors.
The success stories of our customers show how the strategic decision for a Manufacturing Data Platform brings future-proof scalability.