OPC UA – Unified Architecture: The Everyman’s Guide to OPC UA

Paperback – April 2016

by John S. Rinaldi

Comprehensive guide to the OPC UA Architecture.


  • Print length: 170 pages
  • Language: ‎English
  • Publication date: April 8, 2016
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.39 x 9 inches
  • Item weight: 8.3 ounces

“What is OPC UA?” is a very simple question.

The answer when you are discussing a complex technology architecture like OPC UA isn’t as simple.

OPC UA, which I will refer to as UA throughout this book, is the next generation of OPC technology. UA is a more secure, open, reliable mechanism for transferring information between Servers and Clients.

OPC UA – Unified Architecture: The Everyman’s Guide to OPC UA


It provides more open transports, better security and a more complete information model than OPC which I will refer to as OPC Classic. UA provides a very flexible and adaptable mechanism for moving data between Enterprise type systems and the kinds of controls, monitoring devices and sensors that interact with real-world data.

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