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B&R Steps Up Efforts Advancing OPC UA
B&R Industrial Automation Posted 11/08/2017
Automation specialist appointed to OPC Foundation's Technical Advisory Council
B&R is now represented in the OPC Foundation's Technical Advisory Council (TAC). This move further strengthens B&R's role in the strategic advancement of the OPC UA standard. Appointment to the TAC is a tribute to B&R's committed involvement throughout numerous OPC Foundation working groups.
Drawing its membership from the likes of Microsoft, SAP, Rockwell and Siemens, TAC is the highest tech-nical body within the OPC Foundation. The council is tasked with setting the strategic course for advancing OPC UA in a way that maximizes user benefits. It has the authority to establish technical working groups and approve new OPC UA specifications.
Pub/Sub and TSN
B&R will be represented in the TAC by Dr. Dietmar Bruckner. As Technical Manager of Open Automation Technologies at B&R, Dr. Bruckner is responsible for all development activities surrounding OPC UA TSN. "I'm very much looking forward to working in the TAC," he says. "Together, we will make rapid progress in the development of Pub/Sub and TSN. In combination with application-specific OPC UA companion speci-fications, we will very soon be able to offer a uniform standard for seamless communication from the sen-sor to the cloud."
B&R is an innovative automation company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world. On July 6, 2017, B&R became a business unit of the ABB Group. As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technol-ogy with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and factory automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With Industrial IoT communication standards like OPC UA, POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the forefront of industri-al automation is driven by a commitment to simplifying processes and exceeding customer expectations.