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Dashboard OPC UA Client published!

By 20.10.2021News

The is the cent­ral tool to show­case that stand­ard­ized inter­faces are work­ing. EMO Mil­ano 2021 made this clear to every­one once again.

There­fore, the umati com­munity star­ted this spring with the pro­cess of mak­ing anoth­er cent­ral ele­ment of this demon­strat­or avail­able for inter­ested parties due to col­lab­or­at­ive develope­ment. The umati Dash­board-OPC-UA-cli­ent was star­ted based on a pro­pri­et­ary C++ SDK begin­ning in 2019 in order to be avail­able for the very first demon­stra­tion at EMO Han­nov­er 2019. Dur­ing 2020 the tool has been improved thor­oughly and exten­ded in func­tion­al­ity. Integ­ra­tion of new fea­tures and bug fixes where hindered by the avail­ab­il­ity of this SDK to the developers involved.

Get­ting basysKom on board in May 2021 rap­idly let to the decision that the cli­ent should be por­ted to the Open Source SDK open62541 and ought to be made avail­able as open source to the OPC UA and umati com­munity. Thus, the devel­op­ment gained speed and more developers could be involved into the process.

Read more about the story behind it in the blog post by basysKom.


Today we are announ­cing the release v1.0.0 of the umati Dash­board OPC UA cli­ent as Open Source under a Moz­illa Pub­lic License 2.0.

The key fea­tures are:

  • Use of the OPC UA Cli­ent Serv­er to sub­scribe to all nodes of a com­pan­ion spe­cific­a­tion configured
  • Sub­scrip­tion mech­an­ism based on the con­figured com­pan­ion specification
  • proven com­pat­ib­il­ity with com­pan­ion spe­cific­a­tions for Machinery, Machine Tools and Wood Working
  • new com­pan­ion spe­cific­a­tions can be integ­rated via con­fig­ur­a­tion file
  • … and much more!

We are look­ing for­ward for use cases and pull requests for fur­ther improvement.