What expectations do you have of umati, what do you expect from the partnership?
We look forward to promoting OPC UA widely in Japan with this partnership. We believe that umati showcase is an excellent entry point to introduce OPC UA to machinery manufacturers. It is very simple to use. We believe that Japanese manufacturers can use OPC UA easily if they start OPC UA using umati. Moreover, umati has huge opportunities for extending companion specs. We are not only an OPC UA SDK vendor but also a member of the technical committee of OPC Foundation Japan. People often think that OPC UA has complicated specifications. We strongly believe that umati will be the breakthrough.
What advantages does umati offer your company and your customers?
Seeing is believing. Visualization of cloud data transmitted by OPC UA will not be understood unless we experience it. umati is the easiest way to experience visualization.
How do you evaluate the expansion of the umati initiative to the entire mechanical engineering industry?
When the umati initiative becomes more prevalent in factory industrial fields, engineers will have more opportunities to learn OPC UA. As a result, the number of OPC UA users will increase in Japan, so the OPC UA market will expand.
About Empress Software Japan Inc.
For more than 40 years, Empress has been a vendor of an embedded database. About three years ago, we leased OPC UA SDK and started OPC UA consulting services in Japan.
Empress’s Japanese-language OPC UA consulting service has been well received, and the business is doing well. We are developing not only the OPC UA SDK but also applications to use OPC UA easily.
We also speak English and Mandarin, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you need anything.