OPC UA TSN @ ARC EIF 2017 - The Unified Data Highway for IIoT

By Constanze Schmitz

Company and Product News

On May 16th and 17th 2017, ARC Advisory Group will host its European Industry Forum (EIF) in the Meliã Hotel Sitges in Spain.  The European Industry Forum is part of ARC’s successful series of worldwide conferences in the USA, India, China, and Japan.

Georg Kroiss of Austrian network specialist TTTech and OPC Foundation President Thomas Burke will present the advantages of the time-sensitive network TSN integrated into the open standard OPC UA to create an unified data highway for IIoT applications. 


Ethernet has proven itself as an incredibly successful method of communication due to its openness, easy accessibility and wide range of bandwidth and physical layer options.  Yet, due to the lack of determinism of Ethernet, several non-standard modifications have been used in industrial systems where guaranteed communication is a critical requirement.
Now the IEEE standardization of TSN offers up a solution that covers a wide range of applications and provide the open connectivity envisioned in the Internet of Things (IoT).  The commercial impact of TSN is likely to be very positive.  As more companies adopt TSN, they will increasingly benefit from more competitive pricing, a wider pool of engineering resources and access to greater innovation.  The unification of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) communications via standards such as TSN and OPC UA will help to achieve the goals of Industry 4.0 and drive growth.


ARC European Industry Forum
Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise
May 16 - 17, 2017, Hotel Meliã, Sitges (Barcelona), Spain

Participants are invited to attend a series of exclusive plenary and breakout sessions.  In these sessions, ARC analysts and other automation experts will analyze trends and drivers in manufacturing and tell the inside stories of successful operations and applications.
ARC’s European Industry Forum features dedicated workshops, offering ample opportunity to learn and discuss trends and developments.
You are welcome to join ARC’s European Industry Forum on May 16 – 17, 2017.  For more information, please go to http://www.arcweb.com/events/arc-industry-forum-europe or contact ablech@arcweb.com .

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