Welcome to OPC Compliance
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|The OPC Foundation established the OPC Certification program to help
vendors verify that their products meet end-user requirements of plug-and-play
interoperability, robust behavior and meet minimum performance expectations by
providing well-defined behavior, documentation and
Test Tools for the testing of OPC Servers and
OPC Foundation members enjoy the FREE
certification testing of their products at the OPC Foundation
Certification Test lab, located at the OPC Foundation headquarters in
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
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- To define and continually refine "Compliance" to ensure OPC
applications are interoperable and robust
- Define the standard and expected behavior for OPC Servers and
- Define test-cases for vendors to use during their product
testing and for Certification Test Lab personnel for official
- Develop tools for vendors to incorporate into their development
Why Certification Matters
End-users are now
demanding the Certification of products that they rely on for their
Certification establishes credibility for OPC products. Determining
that a product is certified is the
first question that an end user should ask a vendor. Here's why:
- Ensures products are compliant to OPC Specifications
- Ensures products can successfully interoperate with OPC products
from other vendors
- Ensures products remain robust and don't crash even in the toughest and
most extreme situations
- Ensures vendors follow best-practice behavior in the design of
The Compliance Working Group is comprised of OPC Foundation member
companies to assist with the defined objectives, but also to provide transparency, checks
and balances to ensure that Compliance remains credible and objective.
All released written documentation provided by the Compliance Working
Group is available in the
Specifications download section.
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Group? We welcome your help!
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unique Certificate of OPC Certification is also awarded, which shows the
certified profile(s), product name, version, expiration date, and serial
number. All Certificated are embossed by the OPC Foundation seal.
The QRCode connects to a verification page on the OPC Foundation
OPC UA & Classic
Servers/Clients that have passed Lab Certification will receive the
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