Introducing QtOpcUa

basysKom has been working on the new Qt module QtOpcUa which brings support for the industrial communication standard OPC UA into the Qt world. We recently have offered this module as a contribution to the Qt-project. It is currently under review, we aim to make it a tech preview in Qt 5.7.

basysKom will show QtOpcUa based demos at the Qt World Summit 06./07.10.2015 in Berlin. We are happy to discuss use cases, improvements and OPC UA in general. Looking forward to see you in Berlin.

What is OPC UA?

OPC UA is a communication suite for industrial applications like process or factory automation. Its specification is developed and maintained by the OPC Foundation. The first version has been released in 2008. OPC UA is the successor of the popular original OPC standard (which is now OPC Classic). Unlike its predecessor which was based on Microsoft DCOM, OPC UA is designed with the focus on platform independence and scalability. Beside others, it includes features such as data modeling and much improved security mechanisms. This lines the vision of OPC UA to provide a standard communication protocol to be used on all levels of an industrial plant, ranging from field devices to the ERP system. The involvement of companies like Bosch, Siemens and Honeywell within the OPC Foundation as well as the development of the OPC UA specification itself shows that OPC UA will play an important role in future projects and products.

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Celebrating 10 years of basysKom

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For 10 years basysKom has been delivering software engineering services in the embedded industry. We are proud of having successfully delivered numerous projects. Qt and Linux still are very important technologies in the market, new technologies and platforms like the web, other OSes and programming languages have gained experience. We are looking forward to the next 10 years of challenges!

Ported to Qt5: Embedded Widgets & Smart Home Control demos

screenshot_thermometer_thumbThe well-known Qt demos “Embedded Widgets”, “Patient Care” and “Smart Home Control” originally have been implemented by basyskom developers. The demos show how to implement human machine interfaces for industry use cases, targeted for touch screen devices.

Now we ported the demos to Qt5 and gave them a general clean-up to recent development standards. They are available for download at http://share.basyskom.com/demos/patientcare_src.tar.gz and http://share.basyskom.com/demos/smarthome_src.tar.gz