umati has new partner basysKom

basysKom is now mem­ber of the umati community


What expect­a­tions do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?

We expect umati to be an open plat­form, on which widely inter­op­er­able solu­tions are built.
OPC UA provides the basis for inter­op­er­ab­il­ity by defin­ing “how” machines talk to each oth­er. Com­pan­ion spe­cific­a­tions are build­ing on top of that by defin­ing “what” is talked about. They are essen­tial for truly inter­op­er­able solu­tions. But com­pan­ion spe­cific­a­tions, by defin­i­tion, focus on spe­cif­ic industry areas and use-cases. There are still ques­tions and scen­ari­os in indus­tri­al applic­a­tions that are worth a look on a wider scale as they occur over and over again — umati provides a big oppor­tun­ity for that.
We look for­ward to join­ing an expert net­work built around umati and OPC UA. Our expect­a­tion of the part­ner­ship is bet­ter vis­ib­il­ity for our ser­vice offer­ings, which encom­pass cus­tom OPC UA/HMI/IIoT applic­a­tions, sup­port ser­vices for the open62541 OPC UA stack as well as con­sult­ing and train­ing offerings.
basysKom has a strong com­mit­ment and long his­tory in Open Source soft­ware. We are act­ively con­trib­ut­ing to those pro­jects stra­tegic to us. We are look­ing for­ward to provid­ing added value to the umati organization.

What advant­ages does umati offer your com­pany and your customers?

Our focus is “applic­a­tion devel­op­ment”, umati will reduce integ­ra­tion effort by provid­ing widely used stand­ard­ized inter­faces. This allows us to con­cen­trate on smart con­nec­ted applic­a­tions, mod­ern HMI devel­op­ment and innov­a­tions like Machine Learning.

How do you eval­u­ate the expan­sion of the umati ini­ti­at­ive to the entire mech­an­ic­al engin­eer­ing industry?

The expan­sion is a chance to cre­ate a com­mon style for com­pan­ion spe­cific­a­tions. In addi­tion, it cre­ates the oppor­tun­ity to identi­fy and extract industry-wide com­mon­al­it­ies into base com­pan­ion spe­cific­a­tions, which are used as build­ing blocks for high­er level com­pan­ion spe­cific­a­tions. We embrace the over­all devel­op­ment, we see the chal­lenges but also the oppor­tun­it­ies. Our hope is that umati will foster a fam­ily of high-qual­ity com­pan­ion specifications.

About basysKom

basysKom GmbH is a soft­ware engin­eer­ing ser­vices pro­vider focus­ing on tech­nic­al applic­a­tions. Our cus­tom­ers come from mech­an­ic­al engin­eer­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing, pro­cess con­trol, and oth­er areas. Our strength is the devel­op­ment of user inter­faces, smart con­nec­ted devices and cloud applic­a­tions. OPC UA com­pletes the profile.

basysKom is involved in sev­er­al Open Source OPC UA com­munit­ies. In 2015, basysKom ini­ti­ated Qt OPC UA, which provides an OPC UA cli­ent for the Qt frame­work. Qt OPC UA became an offi­cial part of Qt in 2017. open62541 is a very act­ive Open Source pro­ject imple­ment­ing a high-qual­ity OPC UA stack that we often use in our pro­jects. We con­trib­ute to this pro­ject as well. We are offi­cial Com­mer­cial Sup­port part­ner of the open62541 project.