OPC UA Server Aggregation

Best practices and extended functions

  • Roland Braun
  • Dirk Schulz ABB AG
  • Katharina Stark ABB AG


This article refers to the implementation of an aggregating OPC UA Server with extended functions and its practical application.


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BRAUN, Roland; SCHULZ, Dirk; STARK, Katharina. OPC UA Server Aggregation. atp magazin, [S.l.], v. 62, n. 4, p. 70-77, apr. 2020. ISSN 2364-3137. Verfügbar unter: <http://ojs.di-verlag.de/index.php/atp_edition/article/view/2462>. Date accessed: 02 juni 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.17560/atp.v62i4.2462.
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