Introduction to OPC

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OPC is a standard interface to communicate between numerous data sources, including devices on a factory floor, laboratory equipment, test system fixtures and databases. To alleviate duplication efforts in developing device-specific protocols, eliminate inconsistencies between devices, provide support for hardware feature changes and avoid access conflicts in industrial control systems, the OPC Foundation defined a set of standard interfaces that allow any client to access any OPC-compatible device. Learn about OPC specification, implementation, using OPC in LabVIEW and more in this white paper.