Esslingen May 2014. ascolab presented at the OPC Day Europe which was hosted by Festo in Esslingen, Germany. This years topic was "IT meets Automation" and the two day event was a huge success. The approx. 170 attendees listened to innovative presentations that showed OPC UA in the context of Industry 4.0. At the parallel micro fair with 21 exhibitors the attendees could get an insight picture on the OPC UA technology and the various products that have incorporated the standard already.