invited to become a member of the OPC Foundation! There are
types of membership:
Non-Voting Member. Read below
to discover the
benefits of membership and
are OPC technology providers. These are the vendors that
offer OPC compliant products. Their membership fee (which is based
on their annual sales) entitles them to list their OPC-related
products in the OPC
Product guide on the website. Corporate
Members are eligible to participate in OPC Foundation
marketing events including major trades shows,
road show seminars and the OPConnect newsletter. Most important, the Corporate Members are the
creators, shapers, and driving forces behind the technology.
are the consumers of OPC technology in the form of OPC
compliant products. They can contribute to the advancement of OPC
technology individually by commenting on Draft Specifications and as
a group through the End-User Advisory Council.
Non-Voting Members are organizations such as Government and Research
Institutions, Universities and non-profit groups that need OPC
information but who do not build OPC products for the open
Benefits of Membership Summary:
Collaborate with a unique software development
community by joining technical working groups, writing sample
code, reviewing ongoing specification development, and generally
contributing to the future of interoperability in automation.
Gain early access to OPC Specifications before the
general public. (Corporate Members)
Use OPC Foundation written sample code and the OPC
compliance test tools. (Corporate Members)
List products in the OPC Product
Guide on the website.
Announce new products on our website and link to
yours. (Corporate Members)
Display the OPC Foundation Member logo.
Join on-line discussion groups and list servers.
Attend interoperability events. (Corporate Members)
Participate in the annual OPC Foundation General
the full Member Benefits as a PDF
- Review the OPC Foundation bylaws.
- Review the OPC Foundation
- Download, review, and complete the membership
application (includes the full fee
- Submit the application with a check, credit card (Amex, MC,
or Visa), or money wire for the first year's Annual Dues. (Applications
are subject to approval by the OPC Foundation Board of Directors.)
- If you have questions about the application process, please
contact Michael Bryant at the OPC Foundation administrative office:
16101 N. 82nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1830
Phone: (1) 480 483-6644
Fax: (1) 480 483-7202
you join you will receive a
membership kit which includes:
of the OPC Foundation Member logo. The logo is based on the familiar
OPC logo but has a bold, black horizontal bar at the bottom that
not only highlights the word "MEMBER" but also gives the entire
logo a strong symmetry.
copy of the popular Softing OPC book, OPC
Fundamentals, Implementation and Application.
in the OPC Foundation Member Directory. Mailing addresses and contacts
of OPC members are found in the OPC Foundation Member List. Profiles
of OPC Foundation member organizations are also included.
all the other rights and privileges outlined on this page!