This is Part 10 of our “25 Things to Consider when Choosing an OPC Tunnel” series. Are there ways to connect a Windows system to a non-Windows system with the Tunnel solution?
Since OPC was designed around DCOM, a Windows only technology, you simply do not find OPC Data Access Servers that are supported in a non-Windows environment. Nonetheless, it's not unusual for control systems to have both Windows and non-Windows machines that need to share information.
This blog post will discuss how it can be possible to link Windows and non-Windows systems in your control systems.