2007 - User Conference - Monterey
OPC 3: The Sequel for UA
OLE for Process Control (OPC) is now a well accepted data access standard, and is especially prevalent on factory floor devices and machines. From its inception, OSIsoft has been actively involved in the OPC Foundation and has been intimately involved in creating the OPC UA specification. Now, as the OPC Foundation is poised to release a suite of specifications and tools for OPC UA (Unified Architecture), OSIsoft customers are understandably curious about how this will work with the PI System. This presentation discusses how OSIsoft’s real-time data management infrastructure, the PI System, will leverage the enterprise-aware OPC UA standard. Tom Burke, President of the OPC Foundation, will cover the features and benefits of using OPC UA as a communications infrastructure. Customers will gain an understanding of how OSIsoft’s implementation of OPC UA can help them access and expose their asset model, notifications, and time-series data securely and more effectively.
Jay Lakumb is a Product Manager at OSIsoft, after spending three years as the development lead for RtWebParts. He is responsible for Data Access (OPC, OLEDB, ODBC, SDK, API), Office Integration (DataLink, DataLink for Excel Services), and Manual Entry (Manual Logger). Prior to joining the company, he spent seven years in robotics for the semiconductor and hard disk drive industries, as well as three years in SCADA systems for the natural gas industry. He holds an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California and a BSEE from the University of Tennessee.
Alisher Maksumov is a Software Developer at OSIsoft. Currently, he is the development lead for OPC UA Products. He has been developing OPC products since he joined OSIsoft, four years ago. He represents OSIsoft at the Technical Advisory Council of OPC Foundation. He is also involved in the implementation of OPC UA migration tools for OPC Foundation. Prior to joining the company, he spent two years as a post doctoral researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Davis. While at UC Davis, he worked on various projects, such as Advanced Process Monitoring and Control, Multivariate Statistical Analysis, and Microscopic Image Analysis. He gave numerous presentations and published a number of scientific papers in these areas. Alisher holds B.S. and Ph.D. from Tashkent State Technical University.
Thomas J. Burke
Thomas J. Burke has been an officer for the OPC Foundation since the start of OPC, currently serving his fourth year term as President of the OPC Foundation. Tom was one of the founding members of OPC; he was the architect for the OPC Data Access Custom & Automation Interfaces. He has served as the designer and leader for the OPC Compliance, OPC Interoperability, and all the OPC Data Access specifications. Tom’s vision is the OPC Unified Architecture, which is a multi-vendor development that addresses the unification of all the OPC specifications providing a solid web service/XML standard for multi-vendor, secure, reliable, interoperability integrating the plant floor with the enterprise. Thomas was a senior software architect for Rockwell Automation, and has developed & managed significant software projects for Rockwell/Allen-Bradley & NCR over his 24 year career. Thomas graduated from John Carroll University with a B.S. in Mathematics, and the University of Dayton with a M.S. in Computer Engineering.