Open Platform Communications (OPC) is an international data communications standard, for ensuring interoperability between industrial automation devices and software systems from different manufacturers.
Formed in 1995, the OPC Foundation governs the standard, thus ensuring total independence from any vendor.
MAC Solutions has been the UK’s #1 expert provider of OPC Software for over 20 years, as the UK technical representative for the world’s leading OPC software providers. We have supported 1000s of applications of our software making us expert in provision of, and technical support for, OPC solutions.
In the early days of OPC, applications focused upon communications between shop-floor PLCs and SCADA systems. Today, however, the role and scope of OPC is far wider, with OPC solutions now providing secure industrial data communications with business systems (MES, ERP), databases, real-time dashboards, web-servers and IoT cloud platforms.
OPC technology spans nearly every industry sector, including discrete manufacturing, process control, oil & gas, power, utilities and many more.