Samsung Electronics joins the OPC Foundation to accelerate enabling interoperable Industrial IoT Edge Platform

Samsung Electronics, as one of the biggest manufacturers in the world, becomes a Corporate Member for a goal of interoperable Industrial IoT edge platform powered by the OPC UA framework in its manufacturing infrastructures.

Scottsdale,  (PresseBox) - Samsung Electronics has joined the OPC Foundation, a de-facto Industrial IoT organization providing data and protocol interoperability, security and reliability from its specifications and open source implementations, which are vendor-neutral and platform agnostic. As a Corporate Member, Samsung Electronics accelerates deploying interoperable Industrial edge platform into its manufacturing infrastructures relying on OPC UA framework.

OPC is the interoperability standard for the secure and reliable exchange of data and information grown up in the industrial automation and other industries. It ensures the seamless flow of information among multi-vendors and platforms. More than 500 industry vendors and software developers take part in creating the series of specifications for the OPC standard and Samsung Electronics is excited to collaborate with the OPC Foundation, who is one of the top-tier standardization organizations in the Industrial IoT domains for the interoperability.

Peter Moonki Hong, Samsung Electronics and Thomas Hahn, Siemens, OPC Foundation Board

Samsung Electronics, who is one of the largest manufacturing giants worldwide for its consumer electronics and mobile products, believes that the great potentials of the OPC UA framework could synergy Samsung’s effort to deploy the Industrial IoT edge platform for its manufacturing infrastructures in order to achieve the seamless interoperability aiming for the Industry 4.0.

Kyeongwoon Lee, Senior Vice President of IoT at Samsung Electronics, comments: “The true potential of Industrial IoT will be realized with solutions that guarantee interoperability across business domains, where are independent from vendors and platforms on the market. As one of the largest manufacturing companies in the world, we see its great value proposition of the OPC Foundation in terms of protocol interoperability that enables seamless Industrial IoT services. Especially, the OPC Foundation delivers the promising solutions of the OPC UA framework in terms of not only specifications, but also the reliable open source implementations, which guarantees the OPC UA Certifications. This will help us to accelerate our efforts in deploying the interoperable Industrial IoT edge platform for our manufacturing infrastructures.

Thomas J. Burke OPC Foundation President & Executive Director, welcomes Samsung Electronics joining the OPC Foundation: “Samsung Electronics is one of the most important companies that truly is leading-edge in manufacturing excellence bringing quality products to the consumer market. Samsung will be able to leverage the OPC UA multivendor multiplatform technology in their manufacturing facilities to have complete information integration addressing the complex requirements of the industrial Internet of things as they leverage data and information integration from the sensors to the cloud. The OPC Foundation will be working closely with Samsung to give them the highest quality OPC UA enabled certified products from their suppliers to continue their manufacturing excellence.”

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About OPC UA

OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) is a platform and vendor independent communication technology for a secure and reliable data and information exchange over the different levels of the automation pyramid. In addition, the information models of the OPC UA standard provide the foundation for a semantic interoperability.

For more information, please visit: www.opcfoundation.org

OPC Foundation

Since 1996, the OPC Foundation has facilitated the development and adoption of the OPC information exchange standards. As both advocate and custodian of these specifications, the Foundation's mission is to help industry vendors, end-users, and software developers maintain interoperability in their manufacturing and automation assets.

The OPC Foundation provides the best specifications, technology, process and certification to achieve multivendor, multiplatform, secure, reliable interoperability for moving data and information from the embedded world to the enterprise cloud. The organization serves over 537 members worldwide in the Industrial Automation, IT, IoT, IIoT, M2M, Industrie 4.0, Building Automation, machine tools, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and Smart Energy sectors.

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