The Every Man’s Guide to OPC is an easy-to-read overview of the most popular industrial open connectivity standard – OPC. This paper first introduces the main idea behind OPC, shows why OPC is different from conventional (often proprietary) communication protocols, and explains how OPC helps overcome the limitations of such native protocols. Next, the paper explains what the building blocks of OPC are (OPC Clients and OPC Servers) and how they work together to make data-sharing possible. Using clear illustrations and minimal technical jargon, The Every Man’s Guide to OPC helps readers of all technical levels quickly grasp what OPC is and how they can use it to establish inter-connectivity in their own environments.
Matrikon (2009) OPC: The Ins and Outs to What It’s About The Every Man’s Guide to OPC