Open Process Control (OPC) is an open standard specification that was designed to provide plug-and-play connectivity and interoperability between Windows-based applications and process control hardware and software.
The OPC standard defines a consistent method of accessing data from many devices, such as STENTOFON Communications Australia AlphaCom E stations, used to integrate large communication systems.
This consistency means there is no need to write specific interface protocols for each combination of hardware and management software, resulting in savings in cost and time for projects where management software needs to control more communication systems than just the intercom exchange.
The STENTOFON Communications Australia AlphaCom E exchange communicates with the management system, reporting the status of its IP intercom stations. It lets the management software know it can accept commands such as calling, call canceling, and more.
Features and benefits of OPC include:
- standards based on integration
- true interoperability and scalability
- reducuction of implementation time and cost of system integration
- easy and fast configuration as only limited configuration data is required.