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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 UA Workshops


We offer a set of training classes for the OPC Unified Architecture. The workshop OPC UA Introduction is targeted to decision makers, software architects and techical visionairs. The workshop OPC UA Development is targeted to programmers, simply said, to all people how want to make OPC UA work in their products. We use C++ and C# libraries from Unified Automation during the course. Check out our training schedule here.

Press Releases

  • New Headquarter

    ascolab and Unified Automation moved to a new building to join forces and optimize workflow operations.

    Kalchreuth, Germany - March 06, 2017 - ascolab provides premium services for Unified Automation's OPC UA SDKs rounding up the offerings for customers who want to implement OPC UA technologies into their products.

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  • OPC UA Security Analysis

    The German BSI (Bundesamt für Informationssicherheit) has published security analysis for the OPC Unified Architecture standard. ascolab has supported the testing and analytics procedures with in depth know how on the OPC UA technology.

    Erlangen, Germany - April 26, 2016 - The Tuev-Sued Rail was contracted by the BSI to perform a security analysis on the most popular Industry 4.0 communication standard OPC Unified Architecture.

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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)