OPC UA Defined and How It Impacts Automation

This document defines the OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) communications technology as it relates to applications within industrial automation and business process control. Also included is a discussion of how ICONICS scalable software products may be applied in a Microsoft framework as a strategy for coordinating disparate systems into a unified environment for visibility and control across business and operating systems. The intended audience includes Plant Managers, Operators, Manufacturing Executives, Process Engineers, IT Professionals, Maintenance Personnel and end users in manufacturing, public sector systems and facilities management.