Softing indicates the availability of his "OPC UA Vx Works "Development Toolkits known for the Emerson Network "Power Micro ATX Embedded Motherboard". The toolkit enables fast and easy development of OPC UA clients and servers for real-time and complex industrial applications in industrial and process automation as well as in the energy sector. It includes a combination of Wind River software, including Vx Works real-time operating system, Wind River hypervisor and Wind River Workbench.
According to Peter Seeberg, Market Segment Manager, Factory Automation at Softing, OPC UA has become a de facto standard for easy and efficient data exchange between multivendor software applications, control hardware and field devices. "OPC UA bridges the gap between heterogeneous automation worlds in a broad range of industries, from industrial production through process control to building automation. "
Customers of this technology benefit from the strategic partnership between the three market leaders. Softing is a member of the Wind River Partner Validation Program and Emerson Network Power is a hardware partner and participant in the Wind River On-Board Program. "This close partnership brings outstanding out-of-the-box experience to the user. For example, interface boards have an embedded development kit with a bootable USB flash drive that instantly transforms any host computer into a fully integrated development environment (IDE) without installation effort, "said Brian Brown, vice president of marketing and services, embedded computing, Emerson Network Power ,
"By combining the Wind River product portfolio with industry-leading technology from Softing and Emerson, we have a compelling offer for manufacturers of industrial controls. We offer them an optimized out-of-the-box data-to-production exchange solution, "said Alexander Damisch, Wind River's Director of Industrial Solutions. "Working with Softing and Emerson on the OPC UA Vx Works Development Toolkit, we help manufacturers reduce their development time and achieve faster time-to-market for their products."