Brea, California, February 2, 2018—Moxa is pleased to announce that it has released a joint position paper: OPC UA TSN, A New Solution for Industrial Communication. The paper was organized by B&R Industrial Automation, a leading solution provider for factory and machinery automation, and introduces OPC UA TSN as a vendor-independent successor technology that is able to fulfill current and future industrial communication requirements while leveraging the cost benefits of standard Ethernet hardware.
One of the main benefits of the OPC UA protocol is that it unifies communications from sensors to the cloud, but it has limitations when dealing with complex processes that require real-time transmission. Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is a set of standards developed by the IEEE 802.1 TSN Task Group that add determinism to standard Ethernet in order to guarantee a consistent level of service on large networks that transmit mission-critical data. OPC UA over TSN gives the OPC UA communication standard real-time capabilities and deterministic network behavior, which is exactly what customers embracing Industry 4.0 need－a unified network infrastructure based on an open standard that allows data from different machines and controllers to be captured, transmitted, and communicated for better collaboration. This will be instrumental for the manufacturing industry, as it not only reduces overall costs, but also creates more room for innovation.
Moxa is a leading solution provider for the industrial communication sector, and we are actively participating in the evolution of TSN technologies, paving the way to Industry 4.0 with unified network infrastructures for our customers.
Read the joint position paper–OPC UA TSN, A New Solution for Industrial Communication, to see what Moxa and other industrial experts have to say.
Moxa is a leader in edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 65 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network to serve customers in more than 80 countries.