Date Added: Jul 2009
Using the results from pre-tested platforms, system designers can quickly gauge the level of hardware performance they require and possibly eliminate the need to test systems themselves. OEM production devices based on pre-tested platforms can be certified more quickly because testing laboratories already have applicable platform experience and test infrastructure. Further reducing development time and increasing product quality, Software Development Kits (SDKs), from vendors like Unified Automation, contain proven, production-ready OPC UA software stacks. This case study discusses how the combination of the OPC UA specification, pre-tested platforms and SDKs can reduce development effort, thereby shortening time to market for industrial OEMs.