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The fasaLINK OPC-UA Server Module from "Embedded Labs" reduces development cost and time to market.
Waterford, Ireland, March 25th 2010 – Embedded Labs have today announced their fasaLINK OPC-UA Embedded Server Module. The module minimizes development cost and time to market for OEM’s that want to add OPC-UA Server functionality to their products. It enables high performance remote access to any data values the host system wishes to expose and can be integrated into an existing product with minimal redesign.
The small footprint module adds an OPC-UA Server to any product via an integrated RJ-45 Ethernet interface and ARM microcontroller. Based upon an optimized protocol stack developed by Embedded Labs, host processor connectivity is via a choice of SPI, I2C and UART interfaces. An ANSI C serial communication library is provided, minimizing the need for host software development. The rich OPC-UA information model enables interaction with the server from generic OPC-UA client software applications. Production quantities will be available in Q4, 2010. Further product information is available at www.embeddedlabs.com/products/fasaLINK.html.
Shane Robinson of Embedded Labs said, “OPC-UA is the future for standardised, multi-platform device connectivity. The fasaLINK OPC-UA Server Module will be the fastest, easiest and lowest cost way to ‘OPC-UA enable’ your existing product line.”
# # # About OPC-UA
OPC-UA (Unified Architecture) is the new OPC specification from the OPC Foundation (http://www.opcfoundation.org). OPC-UA defines a rich information model, enabling more effective communication between devices and software applications. Unlike its predecessors, OPC-UA enables multiple platform implementations, scalability from embedded controllers to MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems), internet and firewall friendly wire protocols and integrated security mechanisms for client/server authentication and encryption.
About Embedded Labs
Embedded Labs is a leading developer of embedded device solutions for both SME’s and Fortune 500 companies throughout Europe and North America. Embedded Labs’ customers create medical devices, security systems, automotive systems and industrial control & automation equipment. Embedded Labs is an OPC Foundation Corporate Member and an active member of the OPC-UA CWG (Compliance Working Group). Founded in 2002, Embedded Labs is based in Waterford, Ireland. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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