OPC Bookshelf

A list of suggested reading material is provided. Recent updates are highlighted.

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OPC Unified Architecture
Wolfgang Mahnke, Stefan-Helmut Leitner and Matthias Damm / Springer
339 pages
ISBN: 3540688986
69.95 USD
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Gives an easy to understand introduction to UA and explains the concepts of the standard and other relevant topics not directly addressed by the standard. Free extract available.

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Software for Automation: Architecture, Integration, and Security
Jonas Berge / ISA
325 pages
ISBN: 1556178980
99.00 USD
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Includes coverage of OPC DA, HDA and AE, as well as sections on OPC troubleshooting, DCOM setup, the Windows XP firewall, etc.

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OPC - Fundamentals, Implementation, and Application
Frank Iwanitz and Jürgen Lange / Hüthig
251 pages, 1 CD
ISBN: 3778529048
58.00 EUR (or 90.00 USD inc. p&p)
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Third, expanded edition of the definitive OPC handbook. New topics include extended XML-DA coverage, OPC UA, and compliance testing/certification. Highly recommended.

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OPC - Grundlagen, Implementierung und Anwendung
Frank Iwanitz and Jürgen Lange / Hüthig
270 pages, 1 CD
ISBN: 377852903X
46.00 EUR
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German version of the above.

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Introduction to Industrial Controls and Manufacturing
Edward W. Kamen / Academic Press
230 pages
ISBN: 0123948509
91.95 USD
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Contains a chapter on equipment interfacing, including an introduction to OPC, the GEM standard, fieldbuses, and Ethernet.

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OPC, Le Livre - Votre guide dans l'univers d'OPC
Michel Condemine / 4CE Industry
Includes CD
75.50 EUR
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French OPC book. Includes coverage of the main specifications, compliance testing, using OPC with embedded platforms, case studies.