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OPC Data Client Toolkit Update Speeds OPC UA, DA, A&E, XML Client Development

By Colson Dunlap on Nov 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM

I’m excited about the recent release of the OPC Data Client development toolkit – and you should be too if you’re an active developer of custom OPC Client software applications. This post is highly technical, but hopefully our developer readers will find it useful.

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Analyzing OPC UA Communications Using Wireshark

By Colson Dunlap on Oct 24, 2016 2:00:00 PM

As more and more companies are making the switch from OPC-DA to OPC-UA, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to troubleshoot OPC-UA communications.     One of the easiest ways to analyze the communication between an OPC-UA client and server is to use Wireshark.

This blog will cover step-by-step how to use Wireshark to troubleshoot communications between your OPC-UA client and server applications.

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