Hardware and software vendors and users now have a facility for testing OPC UA products.
Mississauga, Ontario, July 12, 2018 – Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (“Skkynet” or “the Company”) (OTCQB: SKKY), a global leader in real-time cloud information systems, announces the opening of the Skkynet UA Lab in Yokohama, Japan. Working in close cooperation with Skkynet partner BellChild and OPC development company Puerto Co., the Skkynet UA Lab will provide testing, development, and advisory services for users and vendors of OPC UA-enabled hardware and software.
“We are pleased to offer this center of excellence to the OPC UA community in Japan and worldwide,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet. “OPC UA is a robust and secure industrial protocol, and we expect to see a steady increase in implementations.”
The Skkynet UA Lab offers three kinds of support for its clients. For developers who need to test OPC UA projects, the UA Lab provides powerful OPC UA servers with a large assortment of evaluation software. For vendors who have a product on the market, the UA Lab offers an interoperability test environment, allowing each vendor’s product to connect with and test against all other vendors’ products. In addition to these, the UA Lab has inaugurated its Worldwide OPC UA Network DEvelopment and Research (WONDER) program to test various ways of connecting OPC UA. These include testing on untrusted networks using push technologies, utilzing proxy-enabled DMZs, tunnelling through firewalls, and incorporating the OPC UA Pub/Sub specification when those implementations become available.
“OPC UA is a sophisticated protocol, demanding much attention to detail,” said Minoru Yamazaki, advisor to Skkynet Japan and project organizer. “Real-world experience is the ultimate evaluation criteria, and we are grateful for the support we have been receiving from a number of OPC UA product distributors, including MOXA, Contec, Comtrol, and Hi-Flying, as well as BellChild, and Puerto.”
Skkynet’s DataHub middleware, SkkyHub service, and ETK provide secure access to industrial data through OPC UA and other protocols, allowing users to fully integrate OT (operations technology) with IT systems and other applications anywhere in the world. Secure by design, it requires no VPN, no open firewall ports, no special programming, and no additional hardware. Secure integration of embedded devices, on-premise systems, and remote locations through seamless, end-to-end connectivity in real time lets users derive maximum value from Industrial IoT and Industrie 4.0.
Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: SKKY) is a global leader in real-time cloud information systems. The Skkynet Connected Systems platform includes the award-winning SkkyHub™ service, DataHub®, WebView™, and Embedded Toolkit (ETK) software. The platform enables real-time data connectivity for industrial, embedded, and financial systems, with no programming required. Skkynet’s platform is uniquely positioned for the “Internet of Things” and “Industry 4.0” because unlike the traditional approach for networked systems, SkkyHub is secure-by-design. For more information, see https://skkynet.com.
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