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The first OPC Unified Architecture Book, written by Wolfgang Mahnke, Stefan-Helmut Leitner and Matthias Damm one of the co-founders of ascolab.

OPC Certification

ascolab was accredited by the OPC Foundation as the worldwide first test laboratory and performs certification tests for Data Access Server and Client products as contracted service provider.


Press Releases

  • Reducing Product Development Effort for OPC Unified Architecture

    OPC specification enhancements, pre-tested platforms and SDKs shorten time to marked.

    In a case study on standards-based industrial communication the OPC Foundation, Intel, ascolab and Unified Automation worked closely together to measure the performance of OPC UA. The study compares OPC UA communication on different processor and operating system platforms.

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  • ascolab and Unified Automation starting Training Initiative

    For better understanding of the OPC UA technology in general and particular implementation details ascolab and Unified Automation agreed to offer a wide range of training clases, developer workshops and seminars.

    Erlangen, Germany - March 01, 2009 - ascolab was selected as the prefered partner for services and training.

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Welcome to the ascolab Website

The ascolab GmbH supplies software services in the field of industrial communication. The corporation consists of three main business divisions “Software Architecture & Development”, IT Consulting & Service” and OPC Consulting & Certification”. With their services the ascolab GmbH contributes the worlds leading manufacturers of distributed automation products to software interoperability and continuous information flow up to the enterprise domain. A detailed presentation of ascolab GmbH and a description of services can be found in the brochure. ascolab GmbH (800kB pdf)

OPC (Openess Productivity Collaboration) is the base technology of industrial communication that became standard on windows based machines. All leading manufacturers of automation devices and communication solutions already employ this technology. OPC enables a transparent information flow from shop floor up to the manufacturing and execution system. Specially for OPC Unified Architecture ascolab offers a large set of services, including Consulting, Development and Training which is tailored to the specific needs of our individual customers. Unified Architecture (500kB pdf)