OPC is the current de facto open communication standard in the world of industrial connectivity. It offers improved data connectivity, while dramatically lowering the cost of data transfer between devices and applications. The most widely used OPC specifications, collectively called OPC Classic, employ communications layered on top of various Microsoft operating system components commonly referred to as DCOM. These components function very well under office like LAN conditions (high bandwidth and reliable connections), but under less favorable conditions, their behavior often leads to unreliable data delivery, and even data loss. OPC Tunnelling technology provides an industry proven solution to this problem.

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Intense competition in the Pharmaceutical industry is driving companies to find ever more efficient production strategies to maximize yeild and quality while minimizing waste and capital investments. Outsourcing production to Contract Manufactufing Organizations (CMOs) is increasingly popular and with it, the need to share production data between CMOs and their sponsors - this paper examines how OPC simplifies such data sharing.

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There are thousands of highly interconnected and dynamic systems, both public and private, that make up North America’s electric power grid. These utilities have incorporated a wide variety of information and communications systems to automate the control of electric power generation, transmission, and distribution. Every aspect of our daily world depends on the uninterrupted flow of data and communications, and to keep it flowing, OPC is increasingly playing a mission-critical role in the power industry.

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Learn how to assure OPC Connectivity in your business. From oil refining to industrial manufacturing to power generation, no matter what business people are in, they depend on certain systems to run their business. Today’s world turns on the uninterrupted flow of data and communications, and to keep it flowing OPC plays an increasingly mission-critical role in the enterprise.

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