OPC Unified Architecture, OPC UA for short, is a standardized and secure solution for machine communication in modern factory automation. The cross-platform standard is based on the specifications of the OPC Foundation and is now supported by all well-known manufacturers of machines and systems, as well as by all common control manufacturers, such as Siemens, Bosch Rexroth, Alan Bradley, Beckhoff, etc. Essentially, OPC UA defines the transmission protocol for process data based on a classic client-server architecture. This protocol allows controllers and devices to communicate with each other, even if they are of different designs or use different operating systems.
Interview With Miriam Bottesch
Miriam Bottesch is working as a User Experience Designer at the User Interface Design GmbH. She has extensive experience in the user-centered design of products from various industries. Miriam Bottesch studied communication design at the University of Design in Schwäbisch Gmünd and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.
Smart HMI: Hello Miriam, You and your team played a key role in the interaction concept and graphic design of the WebIQ Designer. Meanwhile, your child is running and will be delivered to the first customers. Are you happy?
Miriam: Since 2017, my colleagues and I have been working to bring the WebIQ Designer to the market. I’m very happy, that it is now the time and I’m looking forward to the first feedback from the users.