Building Qt OPC UA with open62541
written by Frank Meerkötter // 2. März 2018

Qt OPC UA is not included in the Qt installer and must be built from source. The open62541 backend is currently the most stable and feature complete open source backend in Qt OPC UA. The open62541 library has minimal external dependencies and can be built for all supported platforms (Linux, Windows (MinGW32, MSVC 2017), Android, macOS […]

Great Improvements to the Qt Creator “New Project Wizard”
written by Daniel Engelke // 29. März 2018

People who use Qt for many different projects on many different platforms have a lot of kits configured in their Qt Creator. For those people the “New Project Wizard” contains an annoyance. Picking the right kit from a list of twenty-something possible kits means quite a bit of searching. But no more! For the newly […]

Qt OPC UA – Ein Tutorial
written by Frank Meerkötter // 8. Mai 2018

Getrieben durch Themen wie Industrie 4.0 und IoT hat sich OPC UA als durchgängiger Kommunikationsstandard im Maschinenbau und in der Industrieautomatisierung etabliert. Mit Qt steht eine offene und flexible Umgebung zur Umsetzung anspruchsvoller HMIs zur Verfügung. Das neue von uns entwickelte Modul Qt OPC UA vereinfacht nun die Integration von Maschinen und Qt-Anwendungen weiter. In […]

Using Shiboken2 to create Python bindings for a Qt library
written by Sumedha Widyadharma // 18. Januar 2019

With the release of Qt 5.12, Qt for Python is officially supported and can be used to write full-fledged Qt applications using Python as the main programming language ( This prompted us to also take a closer look at the bindings (the Python module is called PySide2) and also the underlying technology, namely the binding […]

Mit OpenCV und Qt Quick trifft Computer Vision auf moderne HMI-Entwicklung
written by Heike Ziegler // 11. Februar 2019

Ob beim automatischen Sortieren von Briefen, beim Erkennen von Materialfehlern in der Produktion oder bei der Vermessung: überall dort, wo Maschinen ihre Umwelt erkennen müssen, kommt Computer Vision zum Einsatz. OpenCV ist ein populäres Open Source Framework, das eine große Anzahl an Algorithmen für die Bilderkennung zur Verfügung stellt. Eine Bibliothek zur Umsetzung prototypischer HMIs […]

Initial support for servers with historical data access in open62541
written by Peter Rustler // 15. Februar 2019

An OPC UA server supporting historical access allows clients to access historical data or historical events. Such a server can act as a process or event historian. open62541-based servers were till recently completely missing the ability to support these use cases. basysKom has extended the server API to support access to historical data using the […]

Review: basysKom at Embedded World 2019
written by Romina Maurischat // 29. März 2019

Also this year basysKom was represented at the Embedded World and the accompanying specialist conference, which took place from February 26th to 28th in the halls of the Nürnberg Messe.

Secure Connections with Qt OPC UA
written by Jannis Völker // 14. Mai 2019

Starting with the Qt 5.13 release, due end of May, the Qt OPC UA API in combination with the Unified Automation backend officially supports secure connections to servers (Sign or SignAndEncrypt message security mode). The following article outlines the changes to the Qt OPC UA API and shows how to get secure connections also with […]

basysKom at Merck-Run 2019
written by Romina Maurischat // 5. Juni 2019

On May 29, our running enthusiastic staff took part in this year’s 8th Darmstadt Merck company run. For them it meant: five kilometers around the „Messplatz“.  With the best running temperatures and sunshine, the highly motivated basysKom team started running together with over 5700 other athletes – more participants than ever before. There was, of […]

Qt World Summit 2019: Roundup
written by Jeremias Bosch // 4. Dezember 2019

Once again the Qt World Summit is over.