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


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The OPC Foundation enhanced the range for certification of OPC product to meet the increasing demand for reliable functionality and insured interoperability. The self-certification using the ComplianceTestTool (CTT) and the participation at an Interoperability Workshop (IOP) are now enhanced with a Certification in an independent test facility. According to the test specification here not only the OPC Data Access (DA2/3) interface is tested but also the overall behavior of the product in a real world environment is verified. Article AutomationWorld

ascolab was accredited by the OPC Foundation as the worldwide first test laboratory and can look back on many successful years of performing certification tests as contracted service provider. The OPC Foundation runs a second certification laboratory in Phönix, Arizona and additionally offers "remote" certification in a virtual test lab.

ascolab no longer offers certification services.

Learn more about the OPC Foundation Certification Program here. Another source of information is the OPC Foundation website.

If you wish to have your product certified, we recommend the new Certification Laboratory in Germany. This lab started operations in January 2017. You can contact the OPC Foundaton or directly contact Alexander Allmendinger:

Ingenieurbuero Allmendinger
In den Rossaeckern 10
73084 Salach

Tel:  (+49) 7162-9 32 33-0
Fax: (+49) 7162-9 32 33-21